Hub Staff – Alphabetical List

The Hub Staff serve these departments:  Entomology   Forest and Wildlife Ecology   Plant Pathology

In the event of dire emergencies, contact Mike Schaeffer at 608-206-4679.
For other issues, contact UW Safety.

Tip: Click the person’s name to see a detail page, which includes their fax number and full office address.

See Also:  Hub Staff by Functional Area, Tasks by Hub Staff Member

Contact Info Expertise
AmendaAlyson_Full_Size Name: Alyson Amenda
Title: Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 263-4346
Office: 286 Russell Labs
E-mail: amenda@wisc.edu
  • Human Resources
  • Hiring
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
Ballentine-Laurie10-11-2-1_Revised_Small_0 Name: Laurie Ballentine
Title: University Services Associate
Phone: 262-2671
Office: 237 Russell Labs
Email: lsballen@wisc.edu
  • 2010 Classified Staff Recognition Award winner.See

this page for expertise details.

barsuli_sm Name: Samantha Barsuli
Title: Financial Specialist 3
Phone: 262-6440
Office:237A Russell Labs
Email:
  •  Expense report approval; purchasing – direct payments, payment to individuals, charge backs, internal and external work orders, requisitions to include CORS, Academic Service Agreements Sole Source bids, ordering supplies to include MDS and UW Fleet.
DettingerTom-2010 Name: Thomas Dettinger
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-265-9233
Office: 237 Russell Labs
Email: tdd@plantpath.wisc.edu
  • Maintain plant growth rooms; repair installation and maintenance in support of facilities; fabricate lab equipment and departmental fleet vehicles.
 Drake_David_Thumb (1) Name: David Drake
Title: Director of Russell Labs Service Center
Phone: 890-0445
Office:215 Russell Labs
Email:ddrake2@wisc.edu
Name:
Title: IT
Labs Service Center
Phone: 890-0248
Office:476 Russell Labs
  • Windows System Administration
  • Linux Server Administration
  • AD Administration
GuntherPaul-2009 Name: Paul Gunther
Title: IT Manager
Phone: 608-492-1616
Office: 474 Russell Labs
Email: pogunther@wisc.edu
  • Management of IT operations at Russell Labs
  • Apple and mobile device support
Name: Nathan Henneger
Title: Financial Specialist 3
Phone: 608-263-4519
Office: 237C Russell Labs
Email:nhenneger@wisc.edu
  • Expense report approval; purchasing – direct payments, payment to individuals, charge backs, internal and external work orders, requisitions to include CORS, Academic Service Agreements Sole Source bids, ordering supplies to include MDS and UW Fleet.
 Name:Timothy Lorenz
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-219-6911
Office: B81 Russell Labs
Email:
  • Develop and maintain instrumentation and lab equipment
  • Assemble and design unique scientific equipment
  • Maintain building facilities to include refrigeration units, -80 freezers, water systems, belts, switches and general instrumentation
LutherLaurie-2009 Name: Laurie Luther
Title: Senior Administrative Specialist
Phone: 608-262-0235
237D Russell Labs
Email: laluther@plantpath.wisc.edu
  • Pre-award, grant proposals and budgets; WISPER, Grants.gov, Cayuse, NSF Fastlane, ECRT and effort reporting.
 Lance Potter Name: Lance Potter
Title: Academic Department Manager/Administrator of Russell Labs Service Center
Phone: 608-263-4520
Office: 288 Russell Labs
Email: lpotter@wisc.edu
  • Budget and financial administration
  • Human Resources contact for payroll, benefits
  • Policy and procedure on academic, instructional and outreach functions in Russell Labs
Rodock-2009 Name: Sara Rodock
Title: Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 608-262-9926
Office: 284 Russell Labs
Email: rodock@wisc.edu
  • I coordinate all things related to academic programs including both undergraduate students and graduate students.  If you would like more information about our academic programs, please contact me.  Current UW-Madison students can use my

WiscCal Scheduling Assistant link to make an appointment.

Name:
Title: Instrument Shop Supervisor/Building Manager
Phone: 608-206-4679
Office: B54G Russell Labs
Email: mas@plantpath.wisc.edu
  • Design and construct scientific field equipment and laboratory apparatus; provide and oversee repair and maintenance in Russell Lab facilities to include offices, labs and offsite Ag buildings and fields. Emergency contact for Russell Lab. Classified Staff Recognition Award 2002.
Name: John Slaybaugh
Title: lT
Labs Service Center
Phone: 890-0248
Office:215 Russell Labs
  • HelpDesk Awesomeness
  • Printers
  • Desktop Support
Webster-2009 Name: Margaret Webster
Title: Financial Specialist Program Supervisor
Phone: 608-262-3073
Office: 237E Russell Labs
Email: mmwebste@wisc.edu
  • Oversee all financial to include pre-award to post award closeouts. Supervise financial area to include staff submitting student and LTE payrolls. CALS Classified Staff Award 1998.
WipperfurthJohn-2010 Name: John Wipperfurth
Title: Instrument Maker
Phone: 608-333-2619
Office: B81 Russell Labs
Email: jlwipperfurt@wisc.edu
  • Fabricate and repair lab equipment; maintain building facilities; aid in layout design and construction to fabricate required items.

 

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