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WAI Faculty & Staff

Suzanne Bottum-Jones, BSN, MA-T
Director, Education and Outreach Programs


Contact Information

Phone: 608-829-3302
Mailing address: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, 7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 215, Madison, WI 53719


Role at the WAI

Current WAI Projects: Memory clinic development and network, memory screening initiatives, CME programs and residency training.



Education & Background

She received her BSN from UW-Eau Claire, has her Masters of Arts in Teaching, and has also completed 36 graduate hours in Curriculum and Instruction–Health Education. Currently Ms. Bottum-Jones is pursuing her Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.  She has spent the bulk of her professional career organizing and leading collaborative partnerships, conferences, commissions, and grants works for the health and education of populations across a lifespan. Ms. Bottum-Jones has been a dementia care educator/consultant for long term care and has worked diligently to understand the specialized needs of persons with dementia in these environments, and to aid in the development of person-centered care programs that strike the balance between staff and individual needs.


Professional Interests

Ms. Bottum-Jones’ specialized interests include managing difficult behaviors associated with dementia.  She does individualized presentations and trainings for conference and education venues on this topic and has recently been appointed to the Wisconsin Legislative Council’s-Special Committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. This Legislative Committee will begin its work July 2012.