Dr. Wendi Ehrman is a board certified Adolescent Medicine specialist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in the reproductive health needs of adolescents and young adults and runs a teen mother and infant clinic and an adolescent medicine clinic at Midtown Pediatrics. She also spends a portion of her time at the Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center where she specializes in providing comprehensive care to high-risk youth. As part of the Milwaukee Adolescent Health Program, she collaborates with community agencies to improve the health care of youth in Milwaukee and the surrounding area. Her current collaborations include initiatives targeting youth involved in or at risk for sexual exploitation.
Stephen A. Gilbertson is a Wisconsin Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience working with families and systems. He currently serves as the Clinical Director of Wraparound Milwaukee and has a part-time private clinical and consulting practice. Mr. Gilbertson has provided training and consultation locally, statewide and nationally and has authored several professional publications. Mr. Gilbertson has been a clinical and research member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and has been appointed to and served on several boards including the Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund; the Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (rmyf.org); the Milwaukee Child Abuse Review and Multidisciplinary Team; the Milwaukee Juvenile Justice Review Board; the Partnership Council of the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare; the Steering Committee of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, Wisconsin Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, and the Wisconsin Human Trafficking Taskforce.
Claudine O’Leary is a youth advocate and community educator with 25 years of experience working with teens with life experience in the sex trades and street economies. Through her consulting service Rethink Resources, she works with several local agencies to build their capacity and effectively respond to youth and adults who are currently or have been trading sex for money or resources, commercially sexually exploited or sex trafficked.
Dr. Angela Rabbitt is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Child Abuse Pediatrician with the Child Advocacy and Protection Services Department at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Her clinical duties include the provision of medical care to children and adolescents when there are suspicions of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. Her research and community projects involve assessing the knowledge and confidence of medical providers in recognizing and responding to youth at risk for abuse and exploitation, and in developing initiatives to improve the community responses to at-risk youth.
POHSEY Advisory Board members
Maryann Clesceri, Healing Center, Aurora Health Care
Miriam Falk, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Samantha Green, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Katrina Jenkins, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Marlene Melzer, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Mary Jo Meyers, Wraparound Milwaukee
Dr. Mary Beth Phelan, Froedtert Hospital, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Lynn Sheets, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Maureen Busalacchi, Medical College of Wisconsin