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Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement

The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement is staffed by experienced and engaged leaders and personnel, highly proficient in their unique areas. Personnel in each area are identified below. Directors develop programs, curriculum and mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations. Program Specialists have detailed understanding of their dedicated programs. Please reach out to the appropriate person based on area or program. 


Image of Jess LambrechtJess Lambrecht

Executive Officer



Continuing Professional Education

Institute for Women's Leadership


Image of Teri Zuege HalvorsenTeri Zuege-Halvorsen

Executive Regional Manager, Continuing Professional Education


Teri Zuege-Halvorsen earned her Master of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College and her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She has worked in the UW System for over 15 years, first as an Associate Professor for Family Living with UW-Extension and since 2016 as the Area Director, Continuing Professional Education in the division.  Teri develops educational programming for social workers and other health and human service professionals to meet licensure requirements, manages the continuing professional education staff on the main and branch campuses, establishes partnerships with community leaders and oversees the curriculum development of innovative continuing education programs that meet the needs of stakeholders, partners, students and community members on all four of the UW- Green Bay campuses. 

Education: M.S. Management and Organizational Behavior, B.S. Human Biology and Psychology

Kerry WinklerKerry Winkler

Program Specialist, Wisconsin Caregiver Academy


Kerry Winkler is a UW-Green Bay alumna, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Humanistic Studies. Kerry previously worked at Bellin Hospital where she coordinated the Continuing Medical Education Program and obtained the highest form of accreditation for the CME program. In 2016, Kerry joined the Division as a program specialist. She manages the Wisconsin Caregiver Academy, developing train-the-trainer curriculum as well as creating other healthcare-related programing. Kerry has a passion for education and enjoys creating new and innovative programing.  

Education: B.A. Humanistic Studies


Image of Kayle PetitjeanKayle Petitjean

Administrative Assistant, Continuing Professional Education


Kayle joined the UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement in June of 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Green Bay. Prior to UW-Green Bay, Kayle worked at Schneider National Inc. She has many years of experience in customer service. Kayle supports the programs in Continuing Professional Education and the Wisconsin Caregiver Academy.

Education:  B.S. Psychology


Linda HornickLinda Hornick

Program Specialist, CPE - Marinette Campus


Linda Hornick joined the Division as a Program Specialist in August of 2018 after working with the UW System since 2015.  She is an alumna of UW-Marinette and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from UW-Green Bay.  She is currently a board member of InVenture North. She also serves on the Education & Workforce Development Committee with the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and the Peshtigo Career, Education and Community Expo Planning Group.  Her responsibilities for engaging the community include developing professional educational opportunities for individuals and businesses, producing shows at the the Children’s Theatre and providing travel opportunities.

Education: B.S. Business Administration

Melissa Betke

Melissa Betke

Program Specialist, CPE - Manitowoc & Sheboygan  Campuses


Melissa joined the UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement in October of 2018. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication with emphases in Public Relations and Mass Media from UW-Green Bay. Prior to UW-Green Bay, she worked for the Green Bay Packers in the Brand & Marketing and Premium Seating Departments and worked at the Kohler Company in the Generator Division. Melissa currently serves as the Program Specialist providing professional development and community engagement opportunities to the Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities. 
Her Strengthsfinder strengths are: Woo, Activator, Communication, Positivity & Strategic.

Education: B.A. Communications

Image of Heidi JahnkeHeidi Jahnke

Program Specialist, Lifelong Learning Institute


Heidi joined UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute in 2022. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Norbert College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Women & Gender Studies. She has a passion for education and enjoys helping others grow & succeed. In her role as Program Specialist, Heidi oversees 200+ courses each semester. These courses are offered in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, Sheboygan & the surrounding areas. As someone who considers herself a lifelong learner, LLI’s motto of “Learning for the Fun of It!” suits her perfectly. She supports over 300 volunteers that make this Institute one of the best in the country. LLI is a vital part of the community and Heidi greatly enjoys serving its members.

Education: B.A. Sociology

Wisconsin Training Registries


Margie ReichwaldMargie Reichwald

Executive Manager


Margie Reichwald is the Director of the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She provides progressive leadership for all facets of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services CBRF Training Registry Project. She has over 20 years of leadership and development experience working in the health care industry. Margie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and is currently working on a Master’s of Arts in Applied Professional Studies.  Margie continues to cultivate relations with the Department of Health Services and other statewide agencies for collaborative projects and opportunities.

Education: B.A. Political Science


Samantha AndersonSamantha Anderson

Administrative Assistant, Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry


Samantha Anderson has been a University Services Program Associate for the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry since 2017. Sam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Sam previously worked in Community Education at Mohave Community College in Kingman, Arizona and has three years of direct care experience working with the elderly and young adults.

Education: B.A. Journalism


Image of Debra LeisDebi Leis

Program Specialist


Debi earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary English and Spanish Education from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.  Debi was a middle and high school Spanish and English teacher for fourteen years, has experience working in the private sector in customer care and as in sales support, and has volunteered and worked for non-profit organizations in Brown County. Debi began working as a University Services Program Associate for the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry in September of 2020 and was promoted to Program Specialist in July 2022.
Education: B.S. English and Spanish Secondary Education


Government Affairs and Economic Development


Laura NolanLaura Nolan

Business and Government Outreach Program Manager


Laura Nolan is the Business and Government Outreach Program Manager. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and has worked in the business and health care field for over 25 years, with 15 years as part of the executive management team of a large assisted living company. Laura uses her years of experience in management, workforce development and human resources to assist with consulting, developing training, and assisting government and businesses with today's challenges.  In her free time, Laura is a part of the Brown County Dementia Friendly Coalition and the Wisconsin Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness. 

Education: M.S. (in progress) Community & Organizational Leadership, B.A. Human Services


Image of Christopher LedvinaChristopher Ledvina

Business Specialist


Christopher worked in higher education career services, secondary education, customer service and taught English as a second language in Europe before joining the division in June 2022. Christopher supports local organizations by developing customized training opportunities, increasing awareness of current programming and promoting collaborative initiatives between the university and external stakeholders. He is involved in several organizations within the region, including Sheboygan Area Training and Development, Current Young Professionals of Green Bay, Big Brother Big Sisters, and CollegeReady. He has a passion for understanding the space between education and industry, with a personal motto of “Never Stop Improving."

Education: Ph.D. (in progress) Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education, M.S. Leadership and Organizational Development, B.A English

Ericka Bloch PhotoEricka Bloch

Administrative Assistant, Government Affairs and Economic Development


Ericka graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Spanish and Communication with an emphasis in Mass Media and Public Relations. At UW-Green Bay, she participated in the National Student Exchange program where she studied Spanish at the University of Puerto Rico - Cayey. Ericka has been working as the University Services Program Associate for Government Affairs since December of 2017 where she assists in putting together trainings for local government officials throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Education: B.A. Spanish and Communication