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The WDS National Office is open 8:00am - 4:30pm CST Monday through Friday


KRIS HASKIN | Executive Director

Kris joined the Women’s Dermatologic Society in July 2019 as Executive Director. Kris has worked in the nonprofit field with medical associations for over 20 years. She has volunteered for a variety of nonprofit organizations as well as within her sorority where she currently serves as the Foundation President.

Kris has both her Bachelors and Masters from Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in political science. Kris enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends outside of work.

KIM SCHECHTER | Program & Administrative Manager

Kim joined the Women’s Dermatologic Society in February 2017 as Program and Communications Coordinator. In May 2018, she transitioned to Program and Administrative Manager to play a larger roll in fundraising and grant writing, and to take on the awards system. Prior to joining WDS, she worked for a few non-profits in the greater Milwaukee area specializing in fundraising and social media marketing.

Kim initially graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2013 with degrees in theatre and photography. After interning for the American Diabetes Association, she decided to change paths and went back to school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she graduated in 2016 with a BBA in marketing.

When not volunteering for Non-profits, Kim enjoys exploring the Milwaukee food scene, traveling whenever she gets the chance, and enjoying the outdoors.


HEATHER LESKO | Communications Manager

Heather joined the Women’s Dermatologic Society in June 2018 as the Communications Manager. Before joining WDS, Heather focused on strategic creative and technical projects as a Marketing Communication Specialist, Art Director, and Multimedia Consultant. She has international teaching experience and has volunteered for multiple nonprofits focusing on public relations, marketing, and research.

Heather graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a B.A. in Journalism – Strategic Communication focusing on marketing and public relations. When she is not getting lost in the local library, she enjoys filling up her passport and exploring state parks.

MAGGIE MACGILLIS | Meetings Manager

Maggie joined the Women’s Dermatologic Society in October 2019 as the Meetings Manager.  Prior to joining WDS, Maggie worked for 12 years in conference centers in both Madison, WI and Chapel Hill, NC.  Her focus was on social events such as weddings, dinner meetings, and holiday parties.  She also had the responsibly for wait staff as the catering manager for these events.

Maggie graduated from Mount Mary University with a BA in History. In addition to spending time with her black lab puppy, Maggie enjoys spending time and spoiling her 8 nieces and nephews!

MARY BAIERL | Membership Manager

Mary joined the Women’s Dermatologic Society in November 2019 as Membership Manager. Before joining WDS, she has worked in youth development non-profits and in the field of wellness in Missouri and Wisconsin. She has facilitated growth and increased participation in the non-profits where she has served.

Mary graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering at her community garden, and playing the latest board games.