Administration and Support Staff

Ann Lauritzen

Position title: WECP Program Director

Welcome to WECP!  I am thrilled to be a part of this innovative, world-renowned center, which offered me an opportunity to return to my roots at the Waisman Center as the Director of WECP in 2019. I began my journey in working with children 28 years ago while attending UW Madison studying social work, child psychology and Spanish. I followed up by attending graduate school at the UW earning a master’s degree in social work which included an internship at the Waisman Center’s autism and developmental disabilities clinic. During this time and for the next 6 years, I had a home daycare which promoted and celebrated inclusion. I then began working in the public schools in Dane County as a social worker, behavioral and mental health specialist, administrator, special education consultant and equity coach for children and young adults ages 3-21 years. I have 7 children between 5 years and 24 years old.  We have a very busy household! I am honored to be serving in this capacity, supporting the important work of inclusion, acceptance and life-long learning here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ruth Munz

Position title: WECP Administrative Assistant

Hi, I am Ruth, the Administrative Assistant for WECP. For the past fifteen years, I’ve kept track of behind-the-scenes paperwork and numerous details to help WECP run smoothly. My other interests include paper crafts, sewing, hiking, and gardening. My husband and I have a micro-prairie yard filled with wildflowers!

Megan Hibrar

Position title: WECP Center Assistant

Megan is one of our valuable WECP Center Assistants who helps support WECP in so many ways, including keeping our kitchen, gym, and laundry room areas looking clean and organized, helping clean up from snacks and meals, and keeping our nap mats sanitized. Megan loves telling jokes and surprising staff with a quick “BOO”! She enjoys reading animated story books and loves all things Disney! Megan attended preschool at WECP and we are so fortunate to have her continuing with us as part of our WECP family!

Christopher Lang

Position title: WECP Center Assistant

Christopher is one of our valuable WECP Center Assistants who helps support WECP in so many ways, including keeping our hallway and bathroom floors swept and mopped, our kitchen organized and clean, and our classroom chairs washed. Christopher is always there with a friendly greeting for parents and preschoolers and is quick to praise kids for how well they are doing! He enjoys being independent, living in and taking care of his childhood home. Christopher especially enjoys attending the WECP Fall and Spring picnics and classroom potlucks, so be sure to wave or say hi when you see him!