Meet Our Team

Sara Benzel

Media Relations Manager

Sara joined UW Health in 2020. Previously, she worked in national media relations for Kaiser Permanente, and before that she worked at a public relations agency supporting clients in Silicon Valley. She is a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Contact Sara for the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Philanthropy and health system news.


Emily Greendonner

Press Secretary

Emily has been with the UW Health Media Relations team since 2014. Prior to UW Health, she spent 6 years as a local TV news and sports reporter in Madison.  She is a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Contact Emily about UW Health Kids, Alzheimer’s, Women’s Health, Nutrition, Nursing, Infectious Disease and Dermatology.  Email or text is the best way to reach her. 


Jessica Geraci-Perez

Media Strategist

Jessica joined UW Health in 2023. Previously, she worked for 12 years as a television reporter and producer in Illinois and Wisconsin, most recently at Spectrum News 1. She graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Journalism.

Contact Jessica about the UW Health Transplant Center, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, and Diabetes. 


Andrew Hellpap

Media Strategist

Andrew worked as a reporter with Gannett in northeast and central Wisconsin, the Chicago Sun-Times Newsgroup in the northwest Chicago suburbs, and as interim editor of The Monroe Times. He joined UW Health in 2016, after stints in bicycle racing and with Innovenn Inc., a biotechnology startup company located in Madison.

Contact Andrew about the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosciences, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Anesthesiology.