President

Scott Niles, MPS, CCP, LP

Scott graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in Biology and completed his Perfusion education at the University of Iowa in 1993. Scott served as the Director of the Perfusion Education Program at the University of Iowa from 1998 until 2010, and earned his Masters Degree in Perfusion from the University of Nebraska in 2008. Scott is currently employed as a Perfusionist at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

Vice President

Jeff Edwards BS, CCP, LP

 

Jeff received his B.S. in Biology from Marquette University and attended Perfusion school at the University of Iowa. Jeff is employed as a Clinical Perfusionist at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin and has served on the WPS Examining Council since July 2011.

Treasurer

Harry Legaspi, MS, CCP, LP

 

Harry graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachlors of Science in Biology in 2009 and completed his Masters of Science in Perfusion from MSOE in 2011. Harry began his Perfusion career in Las Vegas and has since returned to Wisconsin to work with Advanced Medical Solutions, LLC in Eau Claire. Since his days as a student at MSOE, Harry has attended WPS meetings and is looking forward to contributing to the society as Treasurer.

Secretary

Kirsten Kallies, MS, CCP, LP

 

Kirsten graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2002 with a B.A. in German Culture and Philology. She continued her education at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, earning her B.S. in 2006 and her M.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion in 2008. Kirsten is currently employed at Aurora Medical Group in Milwaukee. She has been teaching in the MSOE Perfusion Program since 2009 and began serving as the Clinical Program Director in 2011.

Board Member at Large

Carson Buss, MS, CCP, LP

 

Carson graduated from the University of Illinois - Springfield with a B.S. in Biology in 2014. He then attended Perfusion school at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and graduated in 2017. Carson is currently employed with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

Board Member at Large

Jennifer Anderson, MS, CCP, LP

 

Jennifer graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2012 with B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and continued on to earn her M.S. in Perfusion in 2014. She began her career at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois before returning to Milwaukee a year later to work with the Aurora Medical Group. Jennifer also currently serves as both a didactic and a clinical instructor of perfusion in the MSOE Perfusion Program.

Vendor Liaison

Marianne Pilger, MS, CP, LP

 

Marianne has retired from her perfusion career and her previous position as Clinical Perfusionist and Coordinator of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Meriter Heart and Vascular Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. However, Marianne continues to serve the WPS by maintaining vital relationships with our vendors and sponsors.

Membership Liaison

Matthew Tittl, MS, CCP, LP

 

Matthew graduated from Marquette University in 1996 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and earned his M.S. in Perfusion from MSOE in 2002. Matthew began his Perfusion career in Louisville, Kentucky before returning to Milwaukee three years later to work with the Midwest Heart Surgery Institute. Matthew is currently employed with the Aurora Medical Group in Milwaukee, which serves St. Luke’s Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center Grafton.

Government Relations Liaison

Michael Gough, BS, CCP, LP

 

Michael graduated from MSOE in 1991 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and completed the Certificate in Perfusion Program that same year. He has been practicing clinical perfusion in the Milwaukee area for the last 25 years and is a principal of Advanced Medical Solutions, LLC. Michael served as WPS President from 2004 - 2012 and spear-headed the WPS’s successful legislative campaign to license perfusionists in the state of Wisconsin.

WPS Officers and Contacts