Terese Beauchamp is currently the Manager of Women’s Health and Community Education and Manager of the Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center for Aurora Health Care. Positions she has held since 2003 and 2005 respectively. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, she was the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Kent State University-East Liverpool Campus. She is a physical therapist whose career has centered around health and wellness education and helping people learn to live an active life. She is a life-longer learner and believes everyone can take steps to proactively protect and improve their own health. She is passionate about helping individuals reach their highest level of well-being through education and support. In addition to serving on the Shared Journeys Charter School Governance Board, she is involved in several community service organizations including being the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of West Allis, the West Allis Community Dinner Dance Committee and the West Allis Healthy Lifestyle Coalition. She chairs the West Allis West Milwaukee Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force. Terese has an advanced Master Degree in Physical Therapy and a certification in Organizational Development. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two adult children, son-in-law and granddaughter, reading, cooking, cycling and weight lifting.
Melissa Hanson holds a BSN in Nursing and has worked as a nurse for over 35 years. Having worked both in the hospital and the community setting, her current position is as a Public Health Specialist for the West Allis Health Department where she has been employed since 1990. In this current role she tracks and assesses community data and coordinates or actively participates in numerous community-based initiatives and workgroups. She is pleased to serve as a member of the Shared Journeys Charter School Governing Board. Outside of work she enjoys time with family, friends, walking her dog, trying new restaurants and spending time at her family’s Northwoods cabin.
Ashley Palen is the Deputy Health Commissioner and Director of Community and Environmental Health Services for the West Allis Health Department. She began her career in Health Education at the Kenosha County Division of Health and has always been passionate about preventive and supportive health services. She grew from a Public Health Specialist into her leadership role at the West Allis Health Department where she brings her strength in community outreach and quality improvement to the forefront of the department. Ashley graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a Master’s of Health Administration and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor’s of Community Health Education. Additionally she is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She was first introduced to Shared Journeys when asked to speak with the students about child passenger safety and saw the value this program brings to the West Allis community. She has served on numerous state and local committees including the WPHA Membership Committee, the Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board and Chaired the Public Health Generalist Network. She enjoys spending time outdoors connecting with nature, hiking and exploring new parks in Southeast Wisconsin. She also spends her time knitting and is avid fan of strategic board games.
Angeline has been a Labor and Delivery RN since 2016 where she has made a difference in countless families’ birth experiences on one of the most important days of their lives. She spent over a year traveling to different hospitals across the country to work as a L&D RN with her now husband. Angeline has also worked as a clinical instructor for local nursing students and assisted in their educational journey to become strong and competent nurses. Angeline herself attended UW-Madison for her undergraduate degree and Marquette University for their Master’s in Nursing program. In her free time she enjoys being outside, reading, and spending time with her husband & loved ones.