Staff

Tia C. Medley, DNP, CNS, MS, RN, FNP-BC, FPHW, APNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Reproductive Health Program, 3rd Coast Clinic, a program of Cudahy Health Department

Dr. Medley is a family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist. I have worked in the areas of sexual/reproductive health, parent/baby health and vulnerable populations in the Milwaukee area for more than 10 years. She has more than 25 years of diverse experiences as a family therapist, family nurse practitioner and graduate school-nursing instructor. She has over six years teaching experience and has been honored to serve as a guest lecturer for international and national programs focusing on health and wellness; targeted marketing and social media; social media: crime, punishment and geo mapping; depression and parenting; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD DESNOS); COVID-19 related stress and mitigation factors for educators; families and children; and holistic healthcare models. Dr. Medley is a passionate advocate for healthcare access and equity. Her work focuses on developing unique and effective ways to provide services to underrepresented communities. The goal of her work has been to increase access and trust in underrepresented communities.

Deena Smaniotto BSN, CEN, FPHW, RN

Registered Nurse, Reproductive Health Program, 3rd Coast Clinic, a program of Cudahy Health Department

Deena has worked in Critical Care and Emergency areas in roles ranging from Staff Nurse, Consultant, Ambulance Transport Critical Care Nurse, Educator and Supervisor, to Manager of a 45 bed Urban Emergency Department. She has worked on strategies for Health Promotion and Improvement for all of her career. Most recently, she worked on developing the Title X Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program, 3rd Coast Clinic, for the Cudahy Health Department. She is a Certified Family Planning Worker and maintains her Emergency Nurse Certification. Her focus continues to be on community service, education, and growing the 3rd Coast Program that started at the time of the COVID pandemic.

Heather Puente, MPH

Health Officer, Cudahy Health Department

Abbie Van Handel, MPH

Public Health Specialist, Cudahy Health Department

Sulyvette Ortiz-Fontanez

Office Assistant, 3rd Coast Clinic & Cudahy Health Department