Our Board of Directors


Debra L. Klamen, MD MHPE – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Debra KlamenDr. Klamen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Education at SIU School of Medicine.  She is also the Associate Dean for Education and Curriculum.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.  She is a Psychiatrist by training, and completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She completed a Masters of Health Professional Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. Dr. Klamen has written numerous articles on medical school education, focusing on assessment and educational innovation, and is the co-leader of the Patient Safety Curriculum Innovation subcommittee, founded in 2005.

Wendy S. Madigosky, MD MSPH – University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Wendy MadigoskyDr. Madigosky joined the University of Colorado Denver Department of Family Medicine in 2004 after completing a 2-year Academic Family Medicine Fellowship through the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.  During her fellowship, she obtained an MSPH degree and her research assessed the effects of a patient safety and medical fallibility curriculum on medical student knowledge, skills and attitudes and used a pre/post and 1 year follow-up survey design.  Her curriculum included instruction in Root Cause Analysis skills and both didactic presentations on error disclosure and role playing assessments of these skills in second year medical students. Additional areas of interest during her fellowship included inter-professional education and exploration of the ‘hidden curriculum’ within medicine.  Her initial role in the University of Colorado was as faculty in the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency and as well as the 3rd year Family Medicine clerkship within the School of Medicine.


Cindy Mahon, JD – American Family Insurance

CindyMahonCindy Mahon graduated from Colorado State University, magna cum laude, in 1990. She attended law school at Arizona State University and graduated in 1995. Cindy worked for a private law firm in Phoenix from 1995 through June of 1999. She started as a Staff Attorney with American Family Insurance in July of 1999 and currently holds the position of Sr. Staff Attorney. Cindy is very passionate about animals and has held numerous Board positions with the Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit animal welfare agency, since 2000. Currently, she holds the title of Adoption Coordinator.

Debra L. Connolly, CPA – CFO Oil and Gas Industry

Deb ConnollyDeb Connolly is currently the Chief Financial Officer for several closely held oil and gas companies.  She graduated from University of Colorado and received her CPA thereafter.  Before joining her current management team, Deb spent ten years in public accounting.  She has a passion for animals and horses in particular, enjoying her own. Deb is a Colorado native and resides in unincorporated Broomfield Colorado with her family.

Tim Esterdahl, Principal – TE Creative Services

Tim_EsterdahlTim Esterdahl has had a two-fold career with 12 years of retail management/sales experience and now 3 years of communications work. His company, TE Creative Services, provides affordable, reliable and practical Public Relations, Graphic and Web design support that expands nonprofits community outreach.

TE Creative Services incorporates his passion in Journalism, Design and PR with his management and sales experience. He provides his clients with a wealth of knowledge and abilities that gives them a "complete" solution to their needs.



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