Patrick Hammer

Patrick T. Hammer, MSA

President and CEO, Rogers Behavioral Health

As president and chief executive officer of Rogers Behavioral Health, Pat leads the strategic direction of the organization including leadership development, growth opportunities and foundation support.  Serving as a behavioral health hospital social worker early in his career, Pat places a high value on providing compassionate patient care within a healthy environment.  He is also a strong advocate for the development of emotional intelligence in the behavioral health workforce. Pat has 25 years of CEO experience in the psychiatric and addiction treatment industry and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. He earned his master’s degree in administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Paul Mueller

Paul A. Mueller, CAPSW

CEO, Hospital Division

Paul Mueller serves as chief executive officer of Rogers Memorial Hospital, guiding the vision and strategic growth for all Wisconsin operations, and partnering with system leadership in development of the Rogers Behavioral Health national network of outpatient services. He has more than 25 years of experience in administration, management and delivery of behavioral health services. He brings a patient-centered perspective to ensuring quality care, efficient systems and demonstrable outcomes while meeting the demands of the communities Rogers serves. Prior to being named CEO, he was Rogers Memorial Hospital’s chief operations officer and has overseen clinical programs, marketing, admissions, program development and physician recruitment. Mueller earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and attended the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a board member of the International OCD Foundation and is active in multiple local organizations, including the Pabst Farms YMCA and Oconomowoc Area Foundation.

Anne Ballentine

Anne C. Ballentine

VP, Marketing and Communications

As vice president of communications at Rogers Behavioral Health, Anne Ballentine oversees an integrated strategic communication plan to heighten awareness of the health system's sites and services with both internal and external audiences. Prior to joining Rogers, Ballentine served in a similar role for 14 years with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Her background includes 13 years in newscasting as an anchor and reporter at several television stations including WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. She also worked at Fullhouse Media, meeting corporate clients’ interactive communication needs, including web and video development. Ballentine is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts and sciences and a minor in business administration. Ballentine is a member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Quality Initiative’s Communication/Education Committee. In addition, she serves on the Milwaukee YMCA and Camp Minikani Boards of Directors, Milwaukee Women Inc.’s Steering Committee and recently joined the DePauw University Alumni Board.

Jack Collier

Jack Collier

VP, Development

Jack Collier is vice president of development at Rogers Behavioral Health, and oversees all aspects of remodeling, acquisition and development of properties and facilities on behalf of the entire system. Prior to joining Rogers, Collier spent more than 30 years in the real estate industry. He has significant expertise in market and development feasibility, acquisitions, financing and zoning approvals, as well as design and construction oversight of both new and redeveloped properties. His background includes the development and management of properties in Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. Collier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration – marketing.

Angie Crawford

Angie Crawford, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer

Angie Crawford is chief nursing officer, overseeing nursing operations for the system which include nursing services, as well as Rogers’ lab, radiology, and pharmacy services. Crawford served most recently as chief executive officer and chief nursing officer for various locations within Acadia Healthcare and held the roles of chief nursing officer and chief finance officer at Shades of Hope in Buffalo Gap, Texas, and nurse manager of finance, quality, and perioperative services at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Crawford earned an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Kim Effertz

Kim Effertz, CAPSW

Chief Operating Officer, Oconomowoc

Kim Effertz has been with Rogers’ admissions department since 1999, helping patients and families through the admissions process. In her current position, she is responsible for assuring the highest level of service to patients and families accessing care throughout the health system, including admissions and utilization management functions. In addition, she supports key system initiatives and ensures adherence to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements, as well as Joint Commission standards. Effertz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in child and family studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is licensed in the State of Wisconsin as a certified advanced practice social worker (CAPSW).

Adam El-Ali

Adam El-Ali, MBA

VP, EHR and Revenue Cycle Optimization

Adam El-Ali serves as vice president, electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle optimization. In this role, he works to ensure smooth workflows, efficiency and functioning of the EHR, and provides leadership in managing clinical and revenue cycle data. Previously El-Ali served as manager, then director, of revenue cycle operations after joining Rogers Behavioral Health in 2015. Previous positions included roles as a solutions architect with Cerner Corporation and scheduling, finance and revenue positions with Adventist Health systems in Orlando and Chicago. El-Ali earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Loyola University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lewis University in Illinois.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, West Allis

As chief operating officer, Elizabeth Gilbert serves as the principle site administrator and is responsible for daily operations across all departments at Rogers Memorial Hospital–West Allis, including Lincoln Center Outpatient Center, and outpatient services in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gilbert’s career with Rogers includes roles as administrative director at West Allis and director in Oconomowoc focused on special projects since 2016. Between 2001 and 2016, she oversaw operation of a private medical practice treating opioid dependence in a medication-assisted treatment setting, which grew from two clinics to seven. Prior to this, Gilbert served in clinical manager roles at Rogers dating back to 1997. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Alverno College.

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, East Coast and Midwest

Scott Johnson provides administrative guidance for the planning, development and operations of Rogers’ specialty psychiatric partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs in the Midwest and East Coast regions of the United States. With over 15 years of experience on the Rogers team, Johnson has an extensive background in patient admissions, utilization review, physician recruitment and compensation, financial planning, patient accounting, new business development, managed care contracting and operations for the healthcare system. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and earned his Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jay Kellison

Jay Kellison

Chief Operating Officer, West Coast

As chief operating officer, Jay Kellison is responsible for the planning, development and operations of Rogers’ West Coast facilities. Kellison brings more than 30 years of experience to Rogers, managing operations at single and multiple unit facilities as well as health care development and physician practice management. Most recently working as a consultant, Kellison has held positions as vice president of development of Springstone, and division president and vice president of development of Acadia Healthcare. Earlier he served in leadership positions with Psychiatric Solutions in Nashville and Fremont, California. Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Miami University in Ohio and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Southern California.

Jim Kubicek

Jim Kubicek

Chief Operating Officer, Brown Deer

As chief operating officer for Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer, Jim Kubicek is responsible for day-to-day operations of the 56-bed inpatient hospital and the Brown Deer Outpatient Center with specialized outpatient programming. Prior to joining the leadership team at Rogers, Kubicek served as interim administrator and deputy administrator of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. Kubicek has overseen behavioral health programming for a variety of clinical populations and has led compliance, performance improvement and risk management services at all levels of the treatment continuum. He has provided extensive training in multiple settings on suicide prevention and intervention as well as crisis management skills. The Marquette University graduate earned a master’s in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with additional professional certification in corporate consultation and counseling. He is currently a member of the Public Policy Board and has served on multiple advisory boards focusing on issues related to public mental health and legislation in the State of Wisconsin.

Brian Kramer

Brian Kramer

VP, Human Resources

As vice president of human resources, Brian Kramer brings experience in the broad spectrum of human resources including talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, employee relations, training/organizational development and benefits/compensation, all areas of focus at Rogers. Over more than 25 years, Kramer has worked with growth-focused global and domestic multi-site organizations, leading the human capital role for healthcare, engineering, marketing, financial services and life sciences organizations in Wisconsin. Prior to joining Rogers in 2016, Kramer served as a human resources consultant for Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. Kramer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in technology education from University of Wisconsin-Stout, and completed master’s coursework in industrial and labor relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management as well as Executive Agenda.

Caroline McHale

Caroline E. McHale

Chief Operating Officer, Residential Services

As vice president of residential services, Caroline McHale works in partnership with medical staff and leaders to oversee daily operations, monitor program outcome studies and lead future program development. She brings deep leadership experience in behavioral healthcare at the national level, having served in a variety of executive, operations, business development and marketing roles. Prior to joining Rogers, McHale worked for Acadia Healthcare as divisional business development director and interim chief executive officer (CEO), overseeing the operations of more than 20 psychiatric and eating disorder facilities nationwide. Among other roles, McHale has served as a CEO for Universal Health Services in Greenville, Texas, and vice president of business development and operations for Behavioral Centers of America in Nashville. McHale graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toronto, Canada, with a Master of Fine Art in philosophy. She went on to earn her Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, with an emphasis on marketing and business.

Matthias Schueth

Matthias Schueth

Executive VP, Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation

Matthias Schueth brings more than 20 years of experience in communications and fund development to the administrative team at Rogers. In his position as executive vice president of the Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Schueth works to expand and diversify the organization's funding base through long-term philanthropic relationships with individuals, corporations and other foundations to provide financial stability for the hospital. Previously, Schueth served as the director of development and annual programs at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and as press spokesman and executive director of communications and development at Caritas Germany, a catastrophe relief organization for Third World countries. Schueth holds a master’s degree in education with emphasis in biology and Catholic theology from the University of Mainz, and a degree in public relations from the Academy of Economics in Cologne, Germany. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

Theresa Schultz

Teresa L Schultz, RN, MBA

VP, Continuous Improvement

Teresa Schultz brings nearly 30 years of experience in many areas of healthcare to her leadership role as vice president of continuous improvement. In her current role, she oversees the implementation and deployment of the Rogers Improvement System which focuses on value streams and opportunities for process improvement across the System. In addition, she oversees quality, regulatory compliance, health information and related operational support areas. Schultz has been with Rogers since 2007, first as the director of nursing, then as the vice president of nursing and later as the vice president of patient care/chief nursing officer. Schultz earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, and an associate's degree in nursing from Blackhawk Technical College. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Wisconsin Chapter American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Wisconsin Hospital Association Hospitals Education and Advocacy Team, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the Bryant and Stratton and Herzing Nursing Advisory Boards.

Arnold Stueber

Arnold J. Stueber, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Rogers Behavioral Health

As chief financial officer of Rogers Behavioral Health, Arnold provides financial leadership and oversight for hospital operations, strategic financial planning, capital resources, and investment management. Prior to joining Rogers, Stueber served as regional director of finance at Ascension Wisconsin. He has also worked as a financial analyst and network cost manager in managed health care, including eight years with UnitedHealth Group. A University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee undergraduate and certified public accountant, Stueber earned his MBA from Marquette University.

Barbara Whitstone

Barbara Whitstone

VP, Facilities

As vice president of facilities, Barbara Whitstone supports the day-to-day operations of all Rogers locations and is responsible for the development and implementation of new strategies for environmental services and housekeeping, capital replacement planning and Life Safety Code, CMS and state physical plant regulations training. Whitstone brings a wealth of knowledge gained over 30 years of experience in facility management, operations, business development and marketing. Prior to her role with Rogers, she served as senior vice president of business operations at Milwaukee-based CleanPower, where she was instrumental in its move to more sustainable cleaning processes. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Ripon College and is certified by the Building Service Contractors Association International as a Registered Building Service Manager (RBSM).

Rogers Behavioral Health System Board of Directors

Calvin Schmidt [Board Chair]
Northwestern Mutual

Mark Mohr [Board Vice-Chair] 
First Bank Financial Centre

Mary Panzer [Board Secretary]
Panzer Public Affairs Consulting, LLC

Nick Bauer [Board Treasurer] 
Henderson Global Investors  

Patrick Andritsch
VJS Construction Services

Daniel J. Bader, CFA
Bader Philanthropies, Inc

Martin H. Borell

Kevin Flanagan
Hufcor, Inc

Molly Kubly Fritz

Jerry L. Halverson, MD
Rogers Memorial Hospital, Inc.

Patrick T. Hammer
Rogers Behavioral Health System, Inc.

Gina Markson Magnus, DVM

Demond A. Means, EdD
Mequon-Thiensville School District

Bradley C. Riemann, PhD
Rogers Memorial Hospital, Inc.

Kristine Seymour

Maureen Stapleton
Stapleton Realty

Jonathan Wertz, JD, RN
Medical College of Wisconsin



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