PATCH MADISON

Serving all southcentral Wisconsin communities

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About PATCH Madison

Since 2010 PATCH Madison has been eagerly working to improve adolescent health and health care experiences!

Madison, Wisconsin is our home base, but we are proud to hire a diverse team of Teen Educators each year from the areas surrounding Madison and Dane County1

 

 We are working hard to reach as many providers and teens as possible across south central Wisconsin and look forward to working with you! 

Meet the 2020-2021 Teen Educator Team!

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Amaya, 17

Hi! My name is Amaya. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am 17 and a senior through STEM Academy at Madison College. A fun fact about me is I enjoy gory action movies, but don't like horror movies. I joined PATCH out of curiosity and wanting to learn. I would love to accomplish teaching young people their rights in healthcare and the tools to help them receive exactly what they want.

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Anjali, 17

Hi, my name is Anjali. I am a senior at JMM and this is my second year in PATCH. I joined PATCH so that I could learn more about health care professionals and my healthcare rights. My favorite part about PATCH is having a community of teens that I get to spend time with a few times a month that are from different schools. Some of my hobbies include playing ultimate frisbee and tennis as well as working on art projects. 

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Ani, 16

Hi I’m Ani! I use she/her pronouns. I am a junior from Edgerton, WI! Art is something that I do, in fact, do and I am a band geek. I joined PATCH in order to make someone’s day at least bit better :) might be mine who knows :).

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Arrieonna, 16

Hi I'm Arrieonna. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I'm 16 and go to West High School.
Some of my favorite hobbies are video games and singing.
Also, I love Machine Gun Kelly. I joined PATCH because I wanna become a person my friends can come to for advice :) It used to because I wanted to try something new now I have a better reason :).

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Ava, 18

My name is Ava, I’m 18 and a senior at La Follette High School. I love to read books in my hammock and spend as much time outside as possible! I love PATCH and the community that it has given me to grow as a person, leader and learner. I came in wanting to learn more about my healthcare rights and  not only did I get that but I found my family. 

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Breana, 17

Hi!! My name is Breana, my pronouns are she/her/hers, I am a senior at Madison East High School and this is my fourth year as a Teen Educator at PATCH! I joined PATCH because I want to make the healthcare system a more welcoming place for youth. I want teens to have a voice when dealing with their own health. In my free time I love hanging with my friends, trying new things and going on new adventures!

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Carson, 16
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Delenn, 17

Hi! My name is Delenn and I’m a Senior at Gateway to College - Madison College. My pronouns are she, her, hers. I love to play soccer, read, and listen to music. This is my second year as a PATCH Teen Educator, and I’m excited to get to know more about the issues that are happening in our community, and help other teens spread awareness and share their stories.

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Hannah, 16

Hey I’m Hannah, I’m a junior at west high school. I love to spend my time outside, listening to music, drinking coffee with friends and hanging out with animals. I joined PATCH because I really want to help people understand the rights they have when it comes to the medical field. :) 

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Laci, 16

Hi my name is Laci, I am 16 and a junior at Stoughton High School. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I love music - I am in a female acapella group through school and started playing piano at the age of six. I joined PATCH because I know what it's like to not be taken seriously, or feel heard and understood. I deal with struggles that many don't understand. I want to help teens feel heard/understood by healthcare professionals and adults. 

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Martin, 16

Hi, I’m Martin. I am 16-years-old and my pronouns are he, his, him. I'm currently a Junior at Sun Prairie High School. I like to read, play video games, do photography, and go on the occasional run. I have lived in three different countries and I’m able to speak two different languages.

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Rhiannon, 17

I’m Rhiannon (she/her/hers), i’m 17 years old, a senior at West High School. I like to go shopping and go on long walks. I joined patch because i grew up without healthcare and health insurance and i want to help and support people who are in my situation. 

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Selena, 17

Hi! I’m Selena, I’m 17 years old and currently a senior at East High School. I love to go on shopping sprees! I joined PATCH to help build my analysis around the health care system involving young teens like me. 

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Siena, 17

My name is Siena and I’m a senior at Verona Area High School. I use the she series pronouns. A fun fact about me is that I’m a chicken fried rice connoisseur and know all the best spots. I joined PATCH to learn more about healthcare and am excited to pursue public health as a result of my experiences here.

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Sugeeth, 17

Hi! My name is Sugeeth. I am 17 and a senior at James Madison Memorial. My pronouns are he/him/his. I love to play football, basketball and tennis! I decided to join PATCH because I wanted to be able to help educate my peers on healthcare. I also wanted to be in the position to better help a friend if they needed a shoulder to lean on.

Contact PATCH Dane County Staff

We'd love to talk to you!

Erica is ready to answer your questions about: workshops, Teen Educator applications, joining the Community Advisory Team, or anything else!

E-mail us at madison@wipatch.org. Or, give us a call 608.344.2901.

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Erica Koepsel (Dane County Site Coordinator) and Caroline Gasao (Dane County PATCH Intern) at the 2018 Kick-Off!

Thanks to Our Supporters!

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Our work would not be possible without the support from individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community! From donating time and energy to money and materials we simply couldn't do it without these people! You can show your support by joining our Community Advisory Team, Donating to PATCH, or even scheduling a workshop!

Community Advisory Team

The Community Advisory Team is a group of volunteer community members who provide ongoing support and oversight to local Program Sites. Current members include:

Anne Marie Bell

Meg Collins | Public Health - Madison & Dane County

Gracie DeBroux, Former Teen Educator | Edgewood Student

Margo DeNuccio | Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Anahi Mancillas, Former Teen Educator | MATC Student​

Tim Markle | Waisman Center

Lucas Moore

Heather Royer, PhD, RN | Nurse Scientist

Silvia Martinez

Sue Schultz | Madison Metropolitan School District

Maia Stitt, MS | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Marta Staple, NP | University Health Services

Shefaali Sharma, MD | Madison Women's Health

TeKema Balentine

Financial Support & Donations

We especially thank the following organizations for their support of food,  space and or resources for the 2019-2020 program year.  

 

And a special shout out to the following companies for food donations - feeding our youth and supporters during important events: Banzo, Einstein Bagel BrosGood FoodGlass Nickel PizzaIan’s PizzaPasture & PlentyRoman CandleTrader Joe'sWilly Street Co-Op,  Wisconsin Youth Company​​, and Woodman's Markets​​.