Wisconsin AHEC Welcomes Elizabeth Bush

With great pleasure, we announce that Elizabeth Bush will be the next Director of Wisconsin’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

Elizabeth brings significant experience and expertise in community health, education and grants management to her new position following 15 years in diverse roles within the education field. In her current role as Program Manager of Independent Learning at the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus, she leads program development and evaluation, builds new community and educational partnerships, and manages relationships with internal support units and existing partners.

Elizabeth’s diverse background, first as a Growth Strategy Associate with Teach for America and as a health careers faculty member at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, then as a Director at Teach for America and Adjunct Faculty at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, has prepared her well for this next phase of community action.

Elizbeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and a Master of Science in Biomedical Anthropology from Binghamton University, as well as a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico.

She will take the helm of the state’s AHEC program, which is part of a national network of programs for improving accessibility and quality of primary health care in underserved parts of the country. The goal of the state program is to improve access to quality health care by developing community-based health professions training programs and enhancing health education resources across the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin program is comprised of seven regional centers, with offices in Beloit, Cashton, Manitowoc, Marengo, Milwaukee, Rhinelander, and Rothschild.

She begins her work as new AHEC director on May 15, 2019. Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to Elizabeth as she undertakes the next phase in her career serving a vital need for our state.


Patrick Remington, MD, MPH                                     Robert N. Golden, MD
Associate Dean for Public Health                                Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health
School of Medicine and Public Health                        Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
University of Wisconsin–Madison                              University of Wisconsin–Madison