Our Staff

Beth Mullikin, MS, RN

Executive Director

Beth joined the CHES in 2014 as the Executive Director.  She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, a Master’s of Science in Continuing Adult and Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2005, and a Bachelor's in Science in Nursing from Edgewood College in Madison, WI in 2017. Beth also works part-time as a nurse on a psychiatric unit at a long term care facility. Before joining CHES she devoted 11 years working in continuing medical education (CME) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI where she provided leadership and administration for accreditation as well as development and implementation of continuing medical education courses locally and nationally. Her goals for progamming at CHES are to provide a variety of healthcare educational courses that meet ongoing and acute educational needs of learners of multiple healthcare disciplines, that courses reflect effective educational strategies that contribute to a more competent healthcare workforce, and to help address the healthcare workforce shortages in the Madison and surrounding communities.

Kristin Hildebrandt, BSN, RN

Healthcare Simulation Specialist Manager

Kristin earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Edgewood College in 1999 and is currently working toward a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Edgewood. Kristin’s clinical work involves providing antepartum and postpartum care to new mothers and their newborns at Meriter Hospital. Kristin also has experience as a Patient Representative, working to promote the patient experience and service excellence at Meriter before joining CHES. Kristin joined CHES in 2011 as a Healthcare Simulation Specialist and has managed hundreds of simulation scenarios featuring patients throughout the lifespan. She works with clients to understand their education needs, develops scenarios and is directly involved in the delivery and execution of the simulation training and operating the technology.  Kristin also serves as an instructor in all levels of CPR training.

Tina Weber, BSN, RN

Healthcare Simulation Specialist

Tina joined CHES in 2016 as a Healthcare Simulation Specialist.  She earned her BSN from Edgewood College in 1991 and is currently enrolled at Chamberlain College of Nursing for her MSN in Education.  Tina’s clinical experience lies in maternal child, surgical services, and occupational health.  She is a Certified Worksite Wellness Program Specialist and Manager and a CPR instructor.  Tina enjoys watching students learn and grow and looks forward to future work as a nurse educator.  In her spare time she enjoys biking, running, and has a new found passion for kayaking.

Barbara Rowin, BS

Administrative Assistant

Anne Saeugling-Coke, BS

Instructor and LTE Lab Coordinator

Anne graduated from UW-LaCrosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Modification, Learning and Cognitive Development.  Anne is a certified BLS CPR Instructor and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has been providing CPR training, Health Education, and Health and Wellness Coaching to individuals and groups for 10 years. Prior to that, Anne worked in healthcare management for more than 17 years.  She feels the transition from management to educator was natural because of her lifelong passion for healthcare and strong desire to teach and guide people towards managing a healthier lifestyle.  As a lifelong learner, Anne enjoys a role of working closely with CHES colleagues to research and develop educational programs that meet the Center’s goal for offering professional and community educational opportunities in an exceptional, welcoming, low stress environment. She also operates the simulation technology for many CHES courses.  In her spare time Anne enjoys reading, walking, hiking and spending time with family and friends at her Lake house.

Kay Maffitt, RN


Kay holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Madison and in biology from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She been teaching CPR since 1993. As American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty, Kay enjoys her role as teacher, coach, mentor, and leader. She makes learning CPR fun and helps learners feel confident. In her free time she enjoys biking and spending time with family and friends.

Rhonda Robbins, BS, RRT, EMT


Rhonda joined CHES in the fall of 2014 as instructor for ACLS and PALS.  Her credentials include:

  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Care from Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
  • Certification in Emergency Medical Technician from Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Services Administration from Upper Iowa University, Madison, WI

Rhonda brings many years of teaching to CHES. She is the NICU/Pediatric Clinical Coordinator at St. Mary’s Hospital where she also is an instructor for NRP, PALS and ACLS. Rhonda enjoys utilizing low and high-fidelity scenarios to make them as realistic as possible and finds the effectiveness of these modalities to be a rewarding aspect of working at CHES. She feels that meeting people from different health care disciplines and different sized centers as well as hearing their stories make the role of instructor all but boring. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, biking, going to Badger hockey games and reading.

Brenda Steele, RRT, RPSGT


Brenda is a graduate of MATC Madison with an Associate’s degree in Respiratory Care. She is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Registered Sleep Technician. Brenda teaches evening CPR courses for CHES. She has been teaching CPR since 2005 and loves it!  Her favorite part of teaching is working one on one with great people who are excited to learn about how to help others. In her spare time she enjoys reading, doing crafts, Nascar, and spending time with her husband and Chihuahua Bear.

Scott Blackledge, RN, BSN, CEN


Scott joined CHES as an instructor in 2015. He teaches ACLS, BLS, PALS, and telemetry courses and enjoys helping clinical staff learn new skills that serve to improve the delivery of patient care. He has worked for the last 16 years as a nurse in the emergency department at Stoughton Hospital where he also serves as Nursing Chief-of-Staff, Chair of the Nurse Practice Council, and as the BLS, ACLS, and PALS Coordinator. Scott has been a Certified Emergency Nurse since 2007 and recently became an instructor at Madison College in the nursing assistant program. Scott holds degrees in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and Madison College as well as a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In his free time he likes to hike, travel, cook, and tries to stay active with his wife and two children. Scott is honored and excited be a member of the CHES instructional team.