Jennifer Behnke – Coalition Coordinator

Jennifer has served as SCWIHERC Coordinator since July, 2016.  She earned her Master of Public Health degree from Des Moines University, focusing on emergency preparedness and response.  Her areas of interest include electronic patient tracking, healthcare system surge capacity and response to mass casualty incidents, emerging pathogens, and emergency preparedness for children and special populations.  Before joining SCWIHERC, she worked in inpatient and emergency department patient care areas and as a medical laboratory scientist in clinical microbiology.

Dan Williams – RTAC Coordinator


Dan Williams has worked in public safety for over 26 years, both as a volunteer and a career firefighter/paramedic.  Currently Dan works for the City of Madison Fire Department, where he is a Firefighter-Paramedic, rescue-diver, and SWAT/TEMS Team Lead Medic.  Dan has enjoyed coordinating the South Central RTAC for the past 10 years, and looks forward to saving lives by strengthening the regional trauma care system.

Aurielle Smith, SCWIHERC Chair- Public Health

Public Health Madison and Dane County – Director of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation

Aurielle earned her Bachelor’s degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. While in Erie, she worked in public health for 3 years at the Erie County Department of Health. She moved to Madison, Wisconsin to work in trauma care and prevention. She completed her Master of Public Health degree and now oversees public health emergency preparedness at Public Health Madison and Dane County.  Aurielle also serves as SCWIHERC’s Chair.

Michael Lohmeier – Medical Advisor

UW Health

Michael Lohmeier completed his EM Residency and EMS Fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis.  He is currently an Emergency Physician at the UW Health, and the Medical Director for Dane County EMS.  His areas of interest include Education, Tactical EMS, Ground Transport and Disaster Preparedness.  He plans to develop the EMS Research program and start and accredited EMS Fellowship at UW in the next few years.