The founder of the Healthy Classrooms Foundation in 2007, Dr. Weston has recently returned to serve as a member of the Professional Board of Directors for the Foundation.


Dr. Weston is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He serves as Medical Director for Kenosha Fire Department and the Assistant Director of Medical Services for Milwaukee County. He is the Director of Mass Gathering and Event Medicine, having provided medical direction and oversight for events including NFL, NBA, MLB, Indycar, and USA Triathlon as well as other concerts and competitive sporting events. He is a core faculty member for the ACGME EMS Fellowship Program, as well as for the Distance-Based EMS Fellowship. He practices clinically in the emergency department at Froedtert Hospital. 


Dr. Weston received his baccalaureate degree at Lawrence University, his medical degree and master in public health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed his emergency medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Weston is dual board-certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine after completing his Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Ben Weston, MD, MPH


Susan Manning

Susan Manning has been a member of our Professional Board for Healthy Classrooms Foundation since 2008!

Job: Health care consultant with primary work in physician education, Medicare compliance, patient privacy and advocacy (HIPAA) and continuous improvement.

Political experience: Two terms, Monona Grove School Board; served as treasurer and on Business Services and Policy Committee.

Other public service: City of Monona Cable Commission, Flood Mitigation and Family Attraction, Healthy Classrooms Foundation, Inspire Wisconsin Foundation, HIPAA COW Board

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English literature, Beloit College, 1970; bachelor’s degree in health information management, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, 1973; law degree, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1977

Jay Affeldt

Jay Affeldt

Jay is the Director of Student Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health for the Madison Metropolitan School District. He is a Madison native and a graduate of Madison Memorial High School. He has a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he has invested over 20 years in the field of education, beginning with 10 years as a high school science teacher. He has also been an instructional coach, cross country coach, assistant principal, and most recently he was a high school principal back at his alma matter. 

His guiding, core belief is that ALL students can be successful if they are well understood and well supported. This relies in so many ways on the skills and commitment of student services staff, who together help develop students' social, emotional, and academic skills through a focus on student health and wellness. He believes all schools must be safe and welcoming places for all, where student diversity is celebrated and woven into the fabric of the school community.