Our Staff

Beth Mullikin, MS, BSN, RN

Executive Director

Beth joined the CHES in 2014 as the Executive Director.  She obtained a 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, and a Bachelor's in Science in Nursing from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Before joining CHES she devoted 11 years to the continuing medical education (CME) field, providing leadership in educational development, accreditation and administration. Her goals for progamming at CHES are to provide educational experiences that meet ongoing and acute needs of learners from multiple healthcare disciplines, maximize the use of simulation technology to promote critical thinking in clinical situations, and build partnerships with community members and organizations to nurture the healthcare workforce in Madison and surrounding communities. Beth also holds a part-time position as a nurse at a long-term care facility for residents with mental illness and is an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and their two dogs, family and friends.

Kristin Hildebrandt, MSN, RN

Healthcare Simulation Specialist Manager

Kristin joined CHES in 2011 as a Healthcare Simulation Specialist and has managed over a thousand simulation scenarios featuring patients throughout the lifespan. Kristin works carefully with clients to understand their educational goals and learning objectives and she is directly involved in the delivery and execution of the simulation training to deliver a most realistic patient care scenario. Kristin earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Edgewood College. Kristin’s clinical work involves providing nursing care to new mothers and their newborns at UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital. Kristin has also worked as a Patient Representative, promoting the patient experience and service excellence. Kristin serves as an American Heart Association BLS and Heartsaver Instructor for CHES and Unity Point Health-Meriter.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering for high school sports teams, reading, and travelling around the U.S.

Tina Weber, MSN, RN

Healthcare Simulation Specialist

Tina joined CHES in 2016 as a Healthcare Simulation Specialist.  She earned her BSN from Edgewood College and her MSN in Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Tina’s clinical experience lies in maternal child, surgical services, and occupational health.  Tina finds that one of the most fulfilling parts of her job is encouraging professional growth and development through all aspects of learning.  In her spare time, she enjoys biking, running, kayaking, and traveling with her family.

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.

Rhonda Robbins, BS, RRT-NPS

Instructor

Rhonda joined CHES in the fall of 2014. She teaches many American Heart Association classes at CHES including ACLS, PALS, BLS, and Infant/Child CPR. Her credentials include:

  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Care from Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Services Administration from Upper Iowa University, Madison, WI

    Rhonda brings many years of teaching to CHES. She is the manager of Maternal Fetal Respiratory Care Services at SwedishAmerican, a division of UW-Health in Rockford, IL. She also is an instructor for NRP and STABLE. 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

Instructor

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, BSN, RN, CEN

Instructor

Scott joined CHES as an instructor in 2015. He teaches ACLS, BLS, PALS, and telemetry courses and is a Primary Instructor for the CHES Nurse Assistant Training Program. Scott enjoys helping clinical staff learn new skills that serve to improve the delivery of patient care. Scott has worked for the last 18 years as a nurse in the emergency department at Stoughton Hospital. He serves as their BLS, ACLS, and PALS Coordinator and has previously served as their Nursing Chief-of-Staff and Chair of the Nurse Practice Council.  Scott has been a Certified Emergency Nurse since 2007. He 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.