Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Network

Wisconsin's Best Connection to the Bleeding Disorders Community

Darcy Zwier - Executive Director

I'm Darcy Zwier. I've been an active member of the bleeding disorders community for more than 20 years.  I founded WBDN in order to better serve the hemophilia and bleeding disorders community in Wisconsin.  WBDN's focus is on education, networking and support.  WBDN's board is made up of people who are members of the community. Who better to help make decisions for us than those who are a part of it?  I'm married to Dean and have two adult sons.

Board of Directors

Suzanne Zimmerman

My name is Suzanne Zimmerman.  I am retired from a career in accounting and customer service.  I have been associated with the bleeding disorders community for the past 21 years.  I have seen first hand how important outreach programs, information and support are to the members of this community, especially in outlying areas.  I am married to Jerry, I have two children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, two of my grandchildren are affected by a bleeding disorder.

Jessica Spears 

My name is Jessica Spears.  I have been a part of the bleeding disorders community for just over eleven years.  I've spoken on panels and done volunteer work with the goal of educating others about bleeding disorders. Despite my work, I never saw a great impact upon the bleeding disorders community as a result of my actions.  I believe that by supporting the Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Network, my efforts will be meaningful and have an impact on Wisconsin families.  I am married to Adam and have a son, Sandr, who was born in October, 2011.

Athena King

My name is Athena King.  I am a lifelong member of the hemophilia community.  I grew up with a brother who had hemophilia and now have a son with the same diagnosis. I understand how it feels to be a sibling of an affected person as well as a mother.  I felt it was important to be involved so that I could help guide the community that my son will always be a part of.  I am married to Jeremiah and have three children, DarylAnne (20), Josee (10) and Jonus (7).

Shelly Mattson

Shelly Mattson is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, with a B.A. in Public Relations and Organizational Communication. She currently works as a Corporate Trainer.. She has extensive experience volunteering in the bleeding disorders community and working with youth. Shelly was involved with the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)’s National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI) as co-chair for five years where she helped plan and implement programs for teens with bleeding disorders throughout the U.S., and did multiple speaking engagements. Shelly is now a part of the NHF’s Victory for Women Task Force, where she implements programs and provides outreach, education, and awareness to healthcare professionals and the general public. She has also served as an active volunteer with the World Federation of Hemophilia since 2006, and currently sits on the World Federation of Hemophilia USA’s Board of Directors.

Stephanie Mancusi

Stephanie Mancusi works in Customer Service and is a student at Alverno College studying Community Leadership and Development. She is married to Jason and has four children.