WHA Foundation

WHA Foundation

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The WHA Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1968 to support educational, research and charitable programs of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and its members. Today, as a 501 (c) 3 organization, the Foundation focuses its grant making priorities on initiatives that have a statewide impact on health care in Wisconsin. The Foundation's three specific funding priorities include:

You can support the WHA Foundation and learn about the programs within these three funding priorities in the WHA Foundation Annual Fundraising Campaign Brochure

The 2018 WHA Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees

2018 Chair:

  • Mary Beth White-Jacobs, President and CEO, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls

2018 Secretary/Treasurer:

  • Gerri Staffileno, Nurse Executive, Milwaukee


  • Eric Borgerding, President, Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • Ken Buser, Retired President, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, Racine
  • Sue Edminster, Vice President, Human Resources, SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac
  • Jeremy Normington-Slay, President, Ascension North Central Region Hospitals
  • Bill Sexton, CEO, Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien

Inquiries regarding the Foundation and its grant making priorities for 2018 should be directed to Jennifer Frank, Executive Director (jfrank@wha.org).

WHA Contact:

Jennifer Frank

Vice President

Education and Marketing