Our Staff

Beth Mullikin, MS, MSN, 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 both a Bachelor's and Master's of 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's nursing experience is in long-term care and most recently in ambulatory care. She is also an adjunct instructor for Edgewood College School of Nursing, an instructor for the CHES Nurse Assistant Training Program, and an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in the country with her husband and their dog, and visiting 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.

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, MSN, RN, CEN


Scott joined CHES as an instructor in 2015. He teaches ACLS, BLS, PALS, and telemetry courses and serves as Primary Instructor for the CHES Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA). Scott enjoys helping clinical staff learn new skills that serve to improve the delivery of patient care. Since 1998, Scott has worked as a nurse in the emergency department at Stoughton Hospital and serves as the BLS, ACLS, and PALS coordinator, and as a clinical staff instructor. Scott has been a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) 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 enjoy activities with his wife and two children. Scott is honored and excited be a member of the CHES instructional team.

Rhonda Robbins, BS, RRT-NPS


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.

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 Professional, CPR Instructor

Barb joined the CHES staff in 2015 after retiring from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In addition to a wide range of administrative responsibilities, she teaches CPR, and often serves as the live patient actor for nursing and CNA classes. Free time finds her practicing Tai Chi and Yoga and reading a little bit of everything.

Lottie Most, MSN, RN

Faculty Coordinator - Nurse Assistant Training Program, Healthcare Simulation Specialist

Lottie joined CHES in 2017 as a Healthcare Simulation Specialist and as Faculty Coordinator for the Nurse Assistant Training Program. Lottie earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Edgewood College. Lottie’s clinical work is focused on adult care in cardiac and vascular surgery as well as general med-surg patient care.  Lottie has also worked with nursing students as an instructor with Edgewood College.  In her free time, she enjoys going hiking with her family, doing house projects and reading.