2018 Officers

Robert Van Meeteren
Reedsburg Area Medical Center

Damond Boatwright
Regional President – Operations
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin

Immediate Past Chair
Catherine Jacobson
President & CEO
Froedtert Health

Eric Borgerding
President & CEO
Wisconsin Hospital Association

NOTE: Region affiliations are indicated in parentheses, e.g.:
NC = North Central Region
PC = Packerland Region
SE = Southeastern Region
S = Southern Region
VL = Vikingland Region
WC = West Central Region
W = Western Region


Terms Expiring 12/31/18

  • Jeffrey Bahr, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Advocate Aurora Health (filling unexpired term)
  • Paula Hafeman, Division CNO, HSHS Eastern WI Division (1st term)
  • Monica Hilt, President, Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton (1st term)
  • Alan Kaplan, MD, CEO, UW Health, Madison (filling unexpired term)
  • Steve Little, Regional COO, SSM Health - Wisconsin, Madison (2nd term)
  • Charisse Oland, President/CEO, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls (1st term)
  • Dennis Potts, Executive Vice President, Advocate Aurora Health, Milwaukee (filling unexpired term)
  • Peggy Troy, President/CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System, Inc., Milwaukee (1st term)

Terms Expiring 12/31/19

  • David Hartberg, CEO, Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics (1st term)
  • Daniel Meyer, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay (PC)(2nd term)
  • Bernie Sherry, Senior Vice President, Ascension Health/Wisconsin Ministry Market Executive (1st term)
  • Mark Thompson, MD, CMO; Physician Integration; WI Region, SSM Health – Wisconsin, Inc. (1st term)
  • Susan Turney, MD, CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System (filling unexpired term)

Terms Expiring 12/31/20

  • Kyle Bakkum, CEO, Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Viroqua (W) (1st term)
  • Matthew Heywood, President/CEO, Aspirus, Wausau (NC) (2nd term)
  • Steve Lindberg, CAO, Mayo Clinic Health System, Menomonie (WC) (2nd term)
  • Tim McKevett, President/CEO, Beloit Health System (S)(1st term)
  • Debra Standridge, Ascension Health’s Regional President for North Region (2nd term)
  • Mary Beth White-Jacobs, CEO, Black River Memorial Hospital, Inc. (1st term)
  • Chris Woleske, Executive VP, Bellin Health & CEO Bellin Health Oconto Hospital (1st term)

Audit & Investment Committee Chair

  • John Russell, President/CEO, Columbus Community Hospital

AHA Delegates (term expires 12/31/20)

  • Edward Harding, President/CEO, Bay Area Medical Center
  • Therese Pandl, President & CEO, HSHS Eastern WI Division

AHA Alternate Delegates (term expires 12/31/20)

  • Gordy Lewis, CEO, Burnett Medical Center
  • Michael Wallace, President/CEO, Fort HealthCare

2018 WHA Board Alternate Directors

  • Kim Hawthorne, Regional Administrator, Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare (W)
  • Lisa Schnedler President/CEO, Upland Hills Health, Inc. (S)
  • Terry Jacobson, CEO, Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior (VL)
  • Debra Rudquist, CEO, Amery Hospital and Clinic (WC)


WHA Contact:

Eric Borgerding





Sherry Collins

Executive Assistant