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Dr. MJ Shah

Vice President of Medical Services & Medical Director

Dr. MJ Shah

Vice President of Medical Services & Medical Director

MJ (Mindy) Shah, MD, joined Agrace in 2015 and became vice president of medical services in 2018. She is board certified in geriatrics and in hospice and palliative medicine. Before coming to Agrace, she worked in Rochester, N.Y., in hospice and long-term care. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where she also completed geriatric medicine and palliative care fellowships.

Dr. Tony Braus

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Tony Braus

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Anthony Braus, MD, joined Agrace in 2012. He is board certified in geriatrics and psychiatry. Dr. Braus practiced hospital-based psychiatry for more than 20 years, primarily at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. He regularly consults with staff caring for Agrace hospice and palliative care patients who have forms of dementia and other psychiatric conditions. Dr. Braus received his medical degree from Michigan State University.

 

Paula Beltran

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Paula Beltran

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Brunker

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Brunker

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Terry Clarbour

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Terry Clarbour

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Terry Clarbour, MD, joined Agrace in 2017. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, with qualifications in geriatric medicine. She completed a geriatric research fellowship at Loyola University/Hines VA, in Maywood, Ill., and has spent the past 15 years practicing geriatric medicine. Most recently, she served as a hospice physician for Rainbow Hospice in Mount Prospect, Ill.

MacKenzie Clark-Seltzner

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

MacKenzie Clark-Seltzner

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

MacKenzie Clark-Seltzner joined Agrace in 2013. She had previously worked as a nurse on an inpatient cancer unit before becoming a nurse practitioner. She received a master’s degree from Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wis., and holds Advanced Certified Palliative and Hospice Nurse (ACPHN) certification. She currently works at Agrace’s Madison inpatient unit, with both residential hospice patients and those receiving short-term acute care.

Elizabeth Conwell

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Conwell

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Joined Agrace in 2017
  • Board-certified adult nurse practitioner, Loyola University of Chicago; ANCC-certified, 2000
  • Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care, 2017, California State University Institute for Palliative Care
  • Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate, 2013
  • Bachelor of science in nursing, University of Wisconsin
  • Hobbies: Reading, sewing and spending time in the northwoods with my husband and daughter
  • Philosophy:  I am fortunate to work with an amazing group of professionals, and alongside my team I feel privileged to provide comfort, support and education to patients and their families.

Mary Golembeck

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Mary Golembeck

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Joined Agrace in 2017
  • Palliative care and hospice nurse practitioner
  • Board-certified family practice nurse practitioner; AANP-certified, 2017
  • Master of Science in Nursing, primary care, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2017
  • Philosophy: No matter what, advocate for the patient.
  • Hobbies: Sewing, crafting, running

Diane Kelley

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Diane Kelley

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Agrace RN, 2004 – 2011
  • Joined Agrace as a nurse practitioner, 2017
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult nurse practitioner; ANCC-certified, 2012
  • Master of science in nursing, University of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Registered Nurse, 1984
  • Mission: Creative, compassionate holistic patient-centered care.
  • Clinical interests: Complementary medicine–Healing Touch Practitioner
  • Hobbies: Yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, family time

Patricia Lohr

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Lohr

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Tabbie Mbaye

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Tabbie Mbaye

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Joined Agrace in 2015
  • Palliative care and hospice nurse practitioner
  • Family nurse practitioner; AANP-certified, 2017
  • Hobbies: Gardening, spending time with family

Dr. Bernard Micke

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Bernard Micke

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Bernard Micke, MD, joined Agrace in 1996. Dr. Micke practiced family medicine in Madison for several decades before coming to Agrace, where he helped our organization grow and gain the respect of patients, families and medical professionals in the communities Agrace serves. He serves on the Meriter Hospital Ethics Committee and is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Dr. Patricia Neuman

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Patricia Neuman

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Linda Norton

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Linda Norton

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Joined Agrace in 2016
  • Palliative care and hospice nurse practitioner
  • Adult nurse practitioner; ANCC-certified, 1998
  • Subspecialties:
    • Oncology nurse practitioner, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
    • Neuropsychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
    • Pediatric oncology, University of Wisconsin Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2002
  • Registered nurse—California, 1979
  • Mission statement: The art of contemplative care: to be silent, to listen, to be there.
  • Hobbies: Master Gardener, UW Extension Horticulture

Dr. Richard Nunez Lopez

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Richard Nunez Lopez

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Richard Nunez Lopez, MD, joined Agrace in 2016. He is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Nunez Lopez completed his residency in internal medicine in 2014, and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine in 2016, both at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County/Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

 

Kelly N. Planton

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Kelly N. Planton

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Joined Agrace in 2013
  • Lead hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Bachelor of science, nursing Winona State 2007
  • Master of science in nursing- University of Madison- Wisconsin 2010
  • Philosophy: Throw kindness like confetti.
  • Hobbies: Running, playing board games, reading, crocheting, spending time with family, traveling

Annmarie Ransom

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Annmarie Ransom

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Holly Schaefer

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Holly Schaefer

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Ali Siddiqui

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Ali Siddiqui

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Ali Siddiqui, MD, joined Agrace in 2016. He is board certified in family medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. Before coming to Agrace, he was a staff physician for palliative care and inpatient hospice services with UnityPoint Health­–Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Ill.

Dr. Geoffrey Smith

Hospice/Palliative Physician & Medical Director Designee

Dr. Geoffrey Smith

Hospice/Palliative Physician & Medical Director Designee

Geoffrey Smith, DO, joined Agrace in 2017. He is board certified in family medicine and is a certified hospice medical director as well as a certified wound specialist. Dr. Smith practiced medicine with Fort Health Care in Johnson Creek and Fort Atkinson, Wis., from 1989 to 2017, working in family medicine. Most recently, he worked at the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic in Fort Atkinson and the Johnson Creek Wound and Edema Clinic. He was also a medical director for Rainbow Hospice for 23 years. A graduate of Drake University, he received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Karuna Spiegelman

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Karuna Spiegelman

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Karuna Spiegelman, MD, joined Agrace in 2017. She is board certified in internal medicine and integrative holistic medicine, and completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative care in Pennsylvania in 2016. Dr. Spiegleman has been a hospitalist with Meriter UnityPoint Health in Madison for more than 10 years, and served on Meriter Hospital’s Medical Ethics Advisory Committee for nine years. In addition to English, she also speaks French, Russian and French Creole. She is proficient in Hindi and has a basic knowledge of medical Spanish.

Sandra Thompson

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Sandra Thompson

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Dr. David Watts

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. David Watts

Hospice/Palliative Physician

David Watts, MD, joined Agrace in 2016. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and was a faculty physician in the UW Division of Geriatrics in Madison from 1984 to 2016. Dr. Watts was named one of Madison’s “Top Docs” six times, and was named a “Patient Experience Champion” with UW Health in 2015. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington.

Dr. KJ Williams

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. KJ Williams

Hospice/Palliative Physician

KJ Williams, MD,  joined Agrace in 2010. She is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, having completed a fellowship in palliative medicine at the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wis., in 2004.

 

Mary Wolff

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Mary Wolff

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • Joined Agrace in 2016
  • Palliative care and hospice nurse practitioner
  • Adult nurse practitioner; ANCC-certified, 2008
  • Clinical interests:
    • Wound and ostomy
    • Complementary medicine
    • Reiki Master practitioner
  • Philosophy: Every day is a gift to be used wisely.
  • Hobbies: Reading, writing, creating

Dr. Loyd Wollstadt

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Dr. Loyd Wollstadt

Hospice/Palliative Physician

Loyd Wollstadt, MD, MSc, FACP, joined Agrace in 2017. He is board certified in geriatrics and internal medicine. Dr. Wollstadt received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 45 years. Most of Dr. Wollstadt’s clinical years have been as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford. He is affiliated with SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford, and has extensive experience caring for residents of long-term care facilities and hospice patients.