Faculty and Leadership

Dr. Janice Litza

Janice Litza, MD, FAAFP

Program Director

Hometown:

Milwaukee

Undergraduate:

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Medical School/Graduate School:

University of Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Residency Program:

Aurora St. Luke’s Milwaukee

Career Path

In addition to board certification in Family Medicine, she has completed additional fellowship training in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona in 2017. This allows her to bring a unique perspective to patient care and leadership with attention to the whole person, their body, mind, and spirit. She has been in progressive academic and leadership positions including Residency Program Director in Illinois and Chief Medical Officer for a Federally Qualified Health Center in Milwaukee. She has been providing full spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics, newborn care, and hospital medicine until her transition to Ascension in 2014. Within Ascension, in addition to direct patient care, her roles have included clinic physician lead, Medical Director, Vice President Medical Affairs and Regional Chief Medical Officer over 3 hospitals in Southeastern Wisconsin. Dr. Litza returned to academic medicine as Ascension Wisconsin Family Medicine Program Director in April of 2023. She has committed her medical practice and leadership advocacy to serve all patients with special focus on vulnerable populations. Dr. Litza is proud of her Puerto Rican heritage and currently serves on 3 community boards and was recognized as a BIPOC Executive Leader in 2023 in Milwaukee and achieved Changemaker status through American Heart Association National Woman of Impact 2023.

Clinical Interests:

Integrative Medicine, Hispanic Health, LGBTQ+, Women's Health

Interests/Fun fact:

Hiking, yardwork, painting, collage art, bowling and balloon animals. I have 2 adult kids and 3 fur babies.

Motivating Quote:

"Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good."
- Lucia Capacchione, Italian-American psychologist, art therapist, and writer.


Dr. Andrew Clithero

Andrew Clithero DO, MS, FAWM

Associate Program Director

Hometown:

Milwaukee, WI

Undergraduate:

UW-Milwaukee, BA

Medical School/Graduate School:

Kansas City University, DO

UW-Madison, MS

Residency Program:

North Colorado Family Medicine; Greeley, CO

Career Path:

I have worked as a hospitalist at St Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee since finishing residency and now am transitioning to an APD role for the new Ascension Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency Clinical

Clinical Interests:

Critical care, Point-of-Care Ultrasound Personal

Interests/Fun fact:

I like good food and riding bikes.

Motivating Quote:

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."


Michael Brewer, DO (Mike)

Family Medicine Specialist

Hometown:

Milwaukee

Undergraduate:

UW- Milwaukee, BA in psychology and philosophy

Medical School/Graduate School:

Midwestern University- AZCOM

Residency Program:

Adventist LaGrange Family Medicine in LaGrange, IL


Sabrini Ali

Sabrina Ali, MD

Community Medicine Director

Hometown:

NYC

Undergraduate:

Bachelor's degree in Biology and English, 2011, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Medical School/Graduate School:

Master's degree in Microbiology, 2013, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Doctor of medicine, 2021, Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla

Residency Program:

All Saints Family Medicine Residency, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2021-2024

Career Path:

It is my belief that family medicine physicians need to be the driving force of change when it comes to de-stigmatizing mental health in society. We touch many lives, and have the power to normalize mental health struggles with conversation. These conversations need to occur in the office and out in the community. I have emphasized these principles throughout residency via community events as well as in office visits where I have been able to provide my patients with tools to navigate the stressors of life. I am honored to continue this journey in my new position at this residency program.

Clinical Interests:

Mental health, Community medicine, Underserved medicine, Addiction medicine

Interests/Fun fact:

Broadway Enthusiast, Foodie, Frequent Flyer

Motivating Quote:

"Reach for the moon, even if you fall you'll land among the stars"
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind"


Sandra Olsen

Sandra Olsen, M.S., B.A.

GME Operations Manager

Hometown:

Milwaukee

Undergraduate:

UWM/Ottawa University, B.A.

Medical School/Graduate School:

Marian University, M.S.

Career Path:

Began my career as a Respiratory Therapist, promoted to manage several clinical departments at Froedtert, hired as Manager of the St. Michael (then St. Joseph and now All Saints) Family Medicine Residency Practice by MCW. Transitioned to Ascension in July of 2023.

Interests/Fun fact:

Taking cello lessons. Love to spend time at the family cottage, building, kayaking, hiking, etc.

Motivating Quote:

"This is what the Lord asks of you, to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God."
- Micah 6:8


Denise Birmingham-Parker

Denise Birmingham-Parker, BS

Family Residency Health Center Supervisor

Hometown:

Milwaukee

Undergraduate:

BS, Springfield College

Career Path:

Started career as a Medical Assistant, went back to college and received BS in Human Services, promoted to Supervisor in 2022

Interests/Fun fact:

Enjoy giving back to the community, active in church community, caring for grandchildren

Motivating Quote:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
- Philippians 4:13


Jennifer Ovide

Jennifer Ovide RN BSN (Jenny)

Community Medicine Coordinator

Hometown:

La Crescent, Minnesota

Undergraduate:

BSN MArquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI

Residency Program:

Have worked for 24 years in Ascension Family Medicine residency as Community Medicine Clinical Coordinator.

Career Path:

A nurse since 1979, behavioral health, management, and health education background in previous jobs

Clinical Interests:

Nutrition and food insecurity, mental health, addiction, wellness

Interests/Fun fact:

Played guitar since age 6 and sang in many country rock bands earlier in career

Motivating Quote:

"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change."
- Bob Kerrey

 


Stacey Huber Olsen

Stacey Olsen

Program Coordinator, All Saints Family Center

Hometown:

Milwaukee

Career Path:

I started out as the Administrative Assistant, transitioned to the Education Specialist position and just recently accepted the Program Coordinator position at the Family Health Center. I have been with Ascension since 2006.

Interests/Fun fact:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching my son play sports, seeing my daughter excel in her nursing career and traveling.