Our Valuable Staff Members

Bridgett Willey
Bridgett WilleyDirector for Allied Health Education and Career Pathways at UW Health
Bridgett Willey, PhD, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT(R) is the founder of HOPE and Director of the Allied Health Education and Career Pathways Department at UW Health. She is also the Program Director of the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (UWHC) School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), and is the primary research sonographer for the ablation lab. Bridgett has extensive experience in healthcare and leadership and has been in this field for close to 20 years. She has a strong passion to help make all healthcare providers more culturally sensitive and to diversify the healthcare workforce. Her passion and dedication to HOPE is contagious and she inspires all that work with her.
Kelsey Harker
Kelsey Harker UW Health Career Pathways Coordinator
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that Kelsey Harker joins the UW Health Career Pathways team. Now an alumni of UW Madison and our INROADS intern program she brings much insight and knowledge. She was a Center of Educational Opportunity (TRIO) scholar here at UW Madison from Milwaukee who received her bachelors of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and Spanish with a double minor. Always humbled and hungry to learn more, give back to the community and make lasting impacts with those she works with – we’d like to welcome her to the team!
Amanda Vermeulen
Amanda VermeulenUW Health Career Pathways Coordinator
Amanda has 10 years’ experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist, an Allied Health Career, and recently transferred from Child Life work at the American Family Children’s Hospital to the Career Pathways Department at UW-Health. Amanda obtained a graduate degree in Education- professional leadership from Edgewood College and bachelor’s degree in Psychology- child development from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Amanda is excited about joining this impactful and innovative team and applying her knowledge of partnering with youth in the medical setting. She looks forward to learning about the community programs surrounding the greater Madison area and supporting the next generation of diverse clinical healthcare workers.
Charles Payne
Charles PayneUW Health Career Pathways Coordinator
Charles is excited to begin his UW Health journey with such a supportive team. He is beyond humbled to have this opportunity to support people of all ages and different stages of life. His education has played a vital role in developing who he is today. After graduating from Lansing (MI) Public Schools, He went on to receive a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University and an M. Ed in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Before coming to UW Health, he served as a high school science and math teacher. He has also worked as student affairs professional, admissions counselor, and research assistant in higher education.
Veronica Cox
Veronica CoxUW Health Career Pathways Coordinator
Veronica began working with the HOPE Program in June 2015. Veronica graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Spring of 2015 with a BBA and an interest in Health Care. Veronica will support the efforts of the HOPE Program by helping organize and facilitate the HOPE Sessions. Veronica will also be working with the HOPE participants that participate in summer internships at UW Health. Veronica is very passionate about working with students and helping them pave their way to successful careers.
Danielle Yancey
Danielle YanceyUW Health Career Pathways Coordinator
Danielle brings over ten years of experience working with underserved populations and Tribal communities across Wisconsin in education, youth engagement and pre-college programming as well as community and workforce development. Danielle graduated from UW-Madison with degrees in social welfare and women’s studies and MS in urban planning. She is excited about bringing her experience to UW Health to support career pathways for future healthcare professionals.
Beverly Hutcherson
Beverly HutchersonUW Health Career Pathways Partner
As a trained Reproductive Biologist, Beverly seeks to apply her knowledge in a community education format, to that end she serves as a Health Promoter with Planned Parenthood of WI. Committed to uplifting and empowering her community she conducts a variety of motivational speaking and Conscious Parenting workshops. Having navigated a variety of science, outreach and allied health care positions, she is excited to share her experiences in supporting the next generation of clinical health care workers.