Alumni Profiles

Alumni of the School of Social Work utilize the skills they develop during their time at UW-Madison to pursue a wide variety of career paths. View the profiles below to learn what drew these alumni to social work, explore the paths that they have taken, and to hear advice for students who want to pursue social work.
Baumgartner applies social work skills to global health research
Joy Noel Baumgartner, MSSW ‘99
Associate Director and Researcher, Evidence Lab, Duke Global Health Institute
Bishop champions rights of individuals with disabilities
Aaron Bishop, MSSW '00
Commissioner, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carver connects prospective students to social work education
Elizabeth Carver, MSW '09
Director of Continuing Studies, Training and Master of Social Work Admissions, University of Minnesota
Harrill strengthens relationships between UW students and Madison community
Stephanie Harrill, BSW ’09
Badger Volunteers Coordinator, Morgridge Center for Public Service
Linn-Miller works to continuously improve county-level disability services
Eric Linn-Miller, BSW '93
Program Manager, Dane County Human Services Developmental Disabilities Unit
Markoff connects community and banking services
Barbara Markoff, MSSW ‘76
Community Affairs Manager, U.S. Bank, Milwaukee
Mennig helps homeless families achieve stability
Melissa Mennig, MSW ‘08
Lead Case Manager, The Road Home Dane County
Milligan founds program evaluation company to improve social programs
Kerry Milligan, MSSW ‘83
Co-Founder and President, LeCroy & Milligan Associates
Pierre helps to reduce risk of sexual recidivism
Carolyn Pierre, BSW ’04, MSW ‘07
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center
Pitt works to improve child welfare and family stability
Mechele Pitt, MSSW ‘95
Chief Operating Officer, Anu Family Services
Saiz helps city give back through support for nonprofits
Nancy Saiz, B.A. '98, MSSW '02
Grants Administrator, City of Madison Community Development Division
Scheeler works with and educates cancer patients, professionals
Kristin Scheeler, MSSW '05
Oncology Social Worker, UW Carbone Cancer Center
Schmidt pioneers mental health cooperative as model for fiscally responsible counseling
Kevin Schmidt, MSSW ‘06
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Vice President, Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative
Willett combines social work and county politics throughout career
Bruce Willett, BSW ’59, MSSW ‘67
Member, Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors and Former Director of Human Services in Taylor, Green Counties
Wright continues work in child welfare after career in human services
Carol Wright, MSSW ‘97
Facilitator at the Center for Play Therapy and Retired Social Worker

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