Board of Directors

Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists
Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

James Nicholson, MD

Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center

• Graduate UW Medical School
• Residency Yale - New Haven Hospital

Member of:
• President - County Medical Society

Areas of Interest:
• Practice includes interventional pain medicine, collaborative  OR anesthesia and obstetrical anesthesia.

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Immediate Past President
Joshua J. Sebranek, MD

Elizabeth Yun, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Pediatric Anesthesia


Michael Bottcher, MD

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Elizabeth Wilson, MD


 Regional Directors - Click here for a map of regions!


District Director Region 1
Joe Strosin, MD

ANEX, SC in affiliation with ProHealth Care

Waukesha, WI


District Director Region 2
Brent Boettcher, DO

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Division Director-Transplant Anesthesia
Medical College of Wisconsin

Member of:
• ASA Committee on Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
• ASA Educational Track Subcommittee on Cardiac Anesthesia


District Director Region 3
Jeffrey Lee, MD


District Director Region 4
Michael Gruesen, MD

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, WI



District Director Region 5
Joshua Johnston, MD 

Staff Anesthesiologist
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, WI



ASA District Delegation 

ASA District Director
James Mesrobian, MD

Vice-Chair for Affiliated Practices
Department of Anesthesiology

Medical College of Wisconsin
Member of:
• ASA District Director
• ASA Board Committee on Finance

ASA Committees:
• Practice Management (Past Chair)
• Section on Fiscal Affairs
• Performance and Outcome Measures
• Governmental Effectiveness and Efficiencies
• Ad Hoc Committee on Women in Anesthesia

ASA Alternate District Director
Lois Connolly, MD

Medical Director, Master of Science in Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin 

Clinical subspecialties:
• Liver transplantation and Neuroanesthesia 

• Chair of ASA Committee on Quality Management and Departmental Administration

• ASA Alternate District Director
• Member of ASA Committee on Practice Management
• Commissioner, NCCAA


ASA/WSA PAC Representative
Robert Koebert, MD

Staff Anesthesiologist
Advocate Aurora Medical Group


Advocate Aurora Medical Center-Grafton


Emphasis on Cardiac and Thoracic Anesthesiology




Member of WSA Board since 1997


ASA Delegates

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(WSA President):
James Nicholson, MD

(WSA Past President):
Joshua Sebranek, MD

(WSA President-Elect):
Elizabeth Yun, MD

(ASA Alternate District Director): 
Lois Connolly, MD 
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(WSA Elected Position):
Christina Diaz, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Member of:
• Executive Committee of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics - Anesthesia and Pain Section)
• ASA Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia
• ASA Educational Track Subcommittee on Pediatric Anesthesia
• ASA Committee on Anesthesiologist Assistant Education and Practice

Focus/Areas of Interest:
• Assistant Program Director - Focus on Resident/ Fellow/ and AA education
• Simulation Education

(WSA Elected Position):
Deborah Rusy, MD, MBA, FASA

Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Subspecialties: Neuroanesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia

Director of Perioperative Services: American Family Children’s Hospital

Member of:
• ASA Committee on Anesthesiologist Assistant Education and Practice-Chair
• ASA Committee on Neuroanesthesia • ASA Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia
• ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach

(ASA/WSA PAC Representative):
Robert Koebert, MD





ASA Alternate Delegates  

Brent Boettcher, MD
Michael Bottcher, MD
Mohammed El-Orbany, MD
Jared Hylton, MD

Jeffrey Lee, MD
John Shepler, MD
Justin Tawil, MD


Wisconsin Medical Society

Delegate to WMS
Barbara Meinecke, MD
Alternate Delegate to WMS
Marc Eiseman, MD


Resident Directors

MCW Resident Director
Timothy Lazicki
, MD


UW Resident Director

Ian Roche, MD

WSA Lobbyist
Eric Jensen, JD

Jensen Government Relations, LLC

WSA Management


Executive Director
Marie Odden


Account Coordinator
Rachel Witte