MILWAUKEE – Julie Willems Van Dijk, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, will be the featured guest at a virtual event set for noon on Monday, March 29. This Newsmaker Lunch Hour is presented by a partnership between the Milwaukee Press Club, and

Prior to joining DHS, Willems Van Dijk was Director of County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a national collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She previously served as Marathon County Public Health Officer and was elected to the Wausau School District Board.

Willems Van Dijk will field questions from a panel of journalists from noon to 1 p.m., moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Corrinne Hess, reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.

You must register in advance to view this event. Those who register will receive a link on the morning of the event to view it live.


The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1. partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Questions? Please contact Joette Richards, Milwaukee Press Club executive director, at or call 262-894-2224.

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