President, Community Hospital Division; and President, St. Joseph's Hospital
Allen Ericson is the president of the Community Hospital Division and president of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Ericson leads St. Joseph’s Hospital and oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Community Hospital Division, which includes St. Joseph’s Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital.
Ericson has more than 26 years of health care leadership experience in numerous settings. He was previously the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H. Catholic Medical Center is a 330-bed facility in the largest city in New Hampshire.
Prior to Catholic Medical Center he was chief operating officer of Memorial Hospital of Salem County, N.J., part of the for-profit health system of Community Health Systems. Ericson has a master’s of business administration from Widener University in Chester, Penn., and his bachelor’s in economics from Rutgers University, Camden, N.J. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Medical Service Corps.
Vice President, Quality and Performance Improvement, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital
Diane Ehn serves as the vice president of quality and performance improvement at Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. Her responsibilities include oversight of infection prevention, quality assessment and performance improvement, case management, utilization review, palliative care, regulatory, administrative services, safety and security and emergency preparedness.
Ehn has spent more than 25 years devoted to the organization. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and went on to receive her master’s in organizational leadership and quality from Marian College.
Ehn is passionate about customer service and the desire to help the community, and believes she sees these qualities in Community Memorial staff members every day through relationship-centered care.
Vice President, Business and Program Development, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital
Rock Evenson serves as the vice president of business operations for Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend; both part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. He is responsible for inpatient rehabilitation at Community Memorial Hospital; outpatient care center, service line management for heart and vascular services, cardiac diagnostics and rehabilitation, women’s health, mental health services and musculoskeletal services for both community hospitals.
Evenson joined the organization in 1992 and has served in various leadership roles since then. A certified public accountant, Evenson received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a fellow of the Life Management Institute, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Advisory Board Company. Evenson enjoys his role within the two community hospitals; emphasizing that staff’s compassion and commitment enhance the quality of life for the communities.
Vice President, Medical Affairs, St. Joseph's Hospital; and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Community Hospital Division
Patrick Gardner, MD, St. Joseph’s Hospital laboratory medical director and an assistant professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, serves as the vice president of medical affairs for St. Joseph’s Hospital and provides community hospital anatomic and clinical pathology services in the West Bend region. As vice president of medical affairs, Dr. Gardner’s responsibilities include medical staff governance, regulatory compliance, medical staff quality and performance improvement initiatives, and serving as a liaison between hospital administration and the medical staff. Those duties include collaborating with the medical staff leadership at Community Memorial and Froedtert Hospital to achieve system strategic goals.
Dr. Gardner began practicing pathology and nuclear medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1998. After graduating from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Gardner completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology followed by a residency in nuclear medicine. He previously served as director of nuclear medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital from 1998-2004.
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Community Memorial Hospital
David F. Goldberg, MD, was appointed vice president of medical affairs for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, in 2010. In his role, Dr. Goldberg facilitates essential relationships with local clinics, hospital-based physicians and independent practitioners throughout the health care network. He collaborates with nursing, provides guidance and support to the medical staff and ensures ongoing, effective education of physicians.
Dr. Goldberg serves as a key resource for the medical staff related to program development and practice improvement. In 2012, he was appointed chief medical officer for both community hospitals, Community Memorial in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph’s in West Bend.
Prior to joining the executive team at Community Memorial Hospital, Dr. Goldberg served as medical director of a large primary care clinic in the Loyola University Health System in Chicago. He was also the Physician Advisor for the Provider Relations Department.
Dr. Goldberg is a member of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He continues to see patients on a limited basis.
In 1995, Dr. Goldberg earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Loyola University Graduate School of Business. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and served his residency in internal medicine, 1995-1998, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Site Finance Director, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital
Finance Director, Tom Knoll is finance director for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network.
Knoll is responsible for accounting and financial reporting, insurance and taxation management and serves as the budget liaison for both community hospitals.
Knoll received his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A certified public accountant, he has been a part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin organization since 2006.
President, Community Memorial Hospital; and Chief Operating Officer, Community Hospital Division
Teresa M. Lux (Teri) serves as president of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital and chief operating officer of the leadership team for the two community hospitals within Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin network, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend as well as the Emergency Department at Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin. She has responsibility in leading all areas of hospital operations and management. This includes establishing strategic direction; ensuring the presence of safe, quality patient care; applying sound, evidence-based processes that contribute to successful patient outcomes; engaging staff, leaders and physicians; and strengthening partnerships within the communities served by Community Memorial Hospital.
Teri began her career at Community Memorial Hospital as an acute care nurse practitioner in 1999. She has held various positions within the clinical and support areas; from direct patient care to leadership her contributions have been plentiful. Most recently, Teri has held the role of vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer for both Community Memorial and St. Joseph’s hospitals since 2008. Prior to joining the Froedtert Health team, Teri held nursing positions at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois and Rush St. Luke’s Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Teri earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama and her Master of Science in nursing from Rush University.
Vice President, Patient Care Services, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital
Shelly Waala serves as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for both community hospitals, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She is responsible for leading the operational, fiscal and human resource outcomes for the Patient Care Division. This includes establishing strategic direction; ensuring the presence of safe, quality patient care; and applying sound, evidence-based processes that contribute to successful patient outcomes.
Beginning her career at Community Memorial Hospital in 1988 as a nurse intern, Shelly also filled nursing roles outside of the health network early in her nursing career. After relocating back to the area, she rejoined Community Memorial Hospital in 1990 as registered nurse. Joining leadership in 1992 as an administrative supervisor, Shelly also went on to fill leadership roles including director of Nursing Administration for Community Memorial Hospital, nurse executive of St. Joseph’s Hospital, and her previous role as executive director of Patient Care Services for the Community Hospital Division.
Shelly earned a master’s degree in health care administration the University of St. Francis and Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Marian College.