Board of Directors

Froedtert Health Board of Directors

  • Kevin A. SteinerChair, president and chief executive officer, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • Catherine A. JacobsonPresident & CEO, Froedtert Health
  • Catherine Mode EasthamSecretary, senior vice president & general counsel, Froedtert Health
  • Scott R. HawigTreasurer, senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer, Froedtert Health
  • Ronald R. Bast, president, Riteway Transportation
  • Kurt D. Bechthold, president & chief executive officer, Payne and Dolan
  • Bruce Block, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Tonit M. Calaway, vice president, Human Resources, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  • Andre J. Fernandez, president and chief financial officer, Journal Communications
  • David J. Lubar, president, Lubar & Co., Inc.
  • Vincent Lyles, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
  • Gary A. Mecklenburg, retired president and chief executive officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., president, Alverno College
  • John P. Murphy, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls
  • Kristine A. Rappé, senior vice president, chief administrator officer, Wisconsin Energy Corporation 
  • Richard D. Schepp, J.D., senior executive vice president and general council, Kohl's Corporation
  • John E. Schlifske, chairman and chief executive officer, Northwestern Mutual

Froedtert Hospital Board of Directors

The Froedtert Hospital Board of Directors is composed of leaders from the local community.

  • Norman Barrientos, chief executive officer, Barrientos Design and Consulting, Inc.
  • Kathleen M. Bechtel, RN, vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer, Froedtert Hospital
  • Lee A. Biblo, MD, chief medical officer, Froedtert Hospital
  • Catherine J. Buck, RN, president, Froedtert Hospital
  • Mary C. Cannon, president, Cannon & Associates, Inc.
  • Jay Fulkerson, president and chief executive officer, Health Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Cathy Jacobson (Member of the FMLH Board), president and chief executive officer, Froedtert Health
  • David N. Larson, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin And Upper Michigan
  • Randolph J. Lipchik, MD, chief of staff, professor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Froedtert Hospital
  • Michelle Mason, managing director, Strategic Developments, American Society for Quality
  • Joan M. Prince, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Partnerships & Innovation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Dennis J. Purtell, J.D., senior counsel, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.,
  • Jenni Sevenich, chief executive officer, Progressive Community Health Centers, Inc.

Community Memorial Hospital Board of Directors 

  • Robert B. Pieters, Chairmanformer president and chief executive officer, Lutheran Living Services, Inc.
  • Ronald R. Bast, Vice Chairman, president, GO Riteway Transportation Group
  • Douglas H. Stadelmann, Secretary, president, Stadelmann Engineering, Inc.
  • Dennis Pollard President, president, Community Hospital Division and Community Memorial Hospital, chief operating officer, Froedtert Health
  • Catherine M. Eastham, Assistant Secretary, general counsel, Froedtert Health 
  • Debra A. Defatte, Assistant Secretary, general counsel, Froedtert Health 
  • Thomas Knoll, Treasurer, site director, finance, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital  
  • Richard C. Becker, Past Chairman, former senior vice president, M&I Bank, a part of BMO Financial Group
  • Clarence H. Dittmar, Emeritus, vice president, Dittmar Realty, Inc.
  • Sharon Q. Ellis, owner/consultant, SQE Communications Group      
  • Mark Fitzgerald, village manager, Village of Menomonee Falls
  • David F. Goldberg, MD, vice president, Medical Affairs, Community Memorial Hospital
  • James G. Hackett, MD, President-Elect, medical staff president, Aurora Advanced Healthcare
  • Catherine A. Jacobson, president and chief executive officer, Froedtert Health
  • Teresa Lux, vice president, Patient Care Services, chief nursing officer, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital 
  • Cedric Mays, program manager and business consultant, Northwestern Mutual
  • Eric Nelson, senior vice president and associate general counsel, Fiserv, Inc.
  • Anil Aggarwal, MD, medical staff president-elect, Falls Anesthesia Assoc., SC
  • Christine A. Specht-Palmert, president and chief operating officer, Cousins Submarines, Inc.
  • Susan Templin, documentary film producer, The Duncan Group          
  • Robyn Turtenwald, former Village of Menomonee Falls Centre manager
  • Michael G. White, MD, physician

St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors 

  • Ronald Bast, president, Riteway Bus Service 
  • Allen Ericson, President, president, St. Joseph’s Hospital, chief operating officer, Community Division, Froedtert Health
  • Patrick Gardner, MD, FCAP, vice president, Medical Affairs, St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Gary Herdrich, MD, chief of staff, Froedtert & the Medical College Community Physicians
  • Catherine A. Jacobson, president and chief executive officer, Froedtert Health
  • Brenda Lee Johnston, executive director, Schauer Arts Center
  • Ronald Komas, secretary, former vice president, Risk Management, Kohls 
  • Richard Leitheiser, Enterprise Risk and Portfolio Management, BMO Harris Bank
  • Teresa Lux, vice president, Patient Care Services, chief nursing officer, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital 
  • Ted Neitzke, superintendent, West Bend School District
  • Charles O’Meara, senior managing director-private equity, B.C. Ziegler and Company
  • Sharon Scott, president, Partners Hospital Association, Inc. 
  • Brian Wolter, MD, vice chief of staff, Froedtert & the Medical College Community Physicians
  • Christopher Zwygart, Chair, vice president, Finance, West Bend Mutual