Froedtert Executive Leadership

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. 

Froedtert Health Board of Directors

  • David J. Lubar, Chair, president, Lubar & Co., Inc.
  • Kevin A. Steiner, Vice Chair, president and chief executive officer, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Catherine A. Jacobson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Froedtert Health
  • Catherine A. Jacobson, President & CEO, president and chief executive officer, Froedtert Health
  • Catherine Mode Eastham, Secretary, senior vice president & general counsel, Froedtert Health
  • Scott R. Hawig, Treasurer, 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
  • Tonit M. Calaway, vice president, Human Resources, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  • Andre J. Fernandez, president and chief financial officer, Journal Communications
  • David N. Larson, president and chief executive officer, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
  • 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
  • Robert B. Pieters, retired president and chief executive officer, The Lutheran Home
  • William D. Petasnick, former chief executive officer
  • Kristine A. Rappé, senior vice president, chief administrator officer, Wisconsin Energy Corporation 
  • Richard D. Schepp, J.D., senior executive vice president and general council, Kohls Corporation
  • John E. Schlifske, chairman and chief executive officer, Northwestern Mutual

Froedtert Health Executive Leadership

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin locations are part of the Froedtert Health system. Executive leadership includes:

  • Keith Allen, senior vice president and chief human resources officer
  • Michael Anderes, vice president, neurosciences and musculoskeletal service lines
  • Katherine Bagemihl, chief operating officer, Community Physicians
  • John Balzer, vice president, facility planning and development
  • John Butler, MD, chief medical officer, Community Physicians
  • Robert DeGrand, vice president and chief information officer
  • Catherine Mode Eastham, senior vice president and general counsel
  • Caryn Esten, vice president, planning & strategic support
  • Lynn Fischer, vice president, transplant, heart and vascular service lines
  • Kerry Freiberg, vice president, community engagement
  • Scott Hawig, senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer
  • Joseph B. Hill, vice president and chief diversity officer
  • Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO, Froedtert Health
  • Mark Lodes, MD, president, Community Physicians
  • James Klauck, vice president of ancillary services 
  • Patti Kneiser, vice president of employer services
  • Randy Newman, vice president, finance, Community Physicians
  • David Olson, senior vice president, external affairs
  • Kathi Perlewitz, vice president of marketing and communications
  • Dennis Pollard, chief operating officer, Froedtert Health and president, Community Memorial Hospital,
  • Peter Pruessing, executive vice president, senior advisor to the CEO, chief executive officer of Quality Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Patricia Ruff, vice president of clinical integration and payer strategies
  • Dean Thomas, senior vice president, planning and service line development
  • Jonathon D. Truwit, MD, enterprise chief medical officer, Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Jeffrey Van De Kreeke, senior vice president of finance
  • Mary Wolbert, vice president, chief compliance and risk officer

Froedtert Hospital Executive Leadership

Froedtert Hospital's executive leadership team includes:

  • Alice Archabal, chief development officer, vice president of development
  • Kathleen Bechtel, MSN, RN, vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer
  • Lee Biblo, MD, chief medical officer
  • Catherine Buck, MSN, RN, president of Froedtert Hospital
  • Gary Colpaert, vice president of Clinical and Support Services 
  • Allan Gray, vice president of perioperative services
  • Susan Huerta, vice president of quality 
  • Siddhartha Singh, MD, associate chief medical officer

Medical College Executive Leadership

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin locations are staffed by physicians from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Medical College executive leadership includes:

  • John Raymond, Sr., MD, president and chief executive officer, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Joseph Kerschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, dean and executive vice president, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • John Hammes, chairman of the board, Medical College of Wisconsin

In addition to Froedtert Hospital, the Froedtert system members are Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians. Executive leadership includes:

  • Community Memorial Hospital
    Dennis Pollard, president
  • St Joseph's Hospital
    Allen Ericson, president
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians
    Mark Lodes, MD, president