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Board member Chris Fitzpatrick enjoys giving back, watching Rogers grow

10/12/22 12:33:pm

As a member of the Rogers Behavioral Health Board of Directors since 2017, Chris Fitzpatrick says it’s been remarkable seeing the growth and evolution of the organization.

Headshot2.jpg“The Mission and values remain the same, but what has changed is the breadth of the communities Rogers serves,” he explains. “I’ve enjoyed being part of that in some small way.”

Over the last five years, Rogers has opened locations in Philadelphia, Walnut Creek, Hinsdale, Miami, San Diego, St. Paul, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, and Sheboygan in addition to expanding existing locations in southeastern Wisconsin. With the opening of the Denver clinic this month, Rogers will offer treatment in 10 states.

Chris was introduced to Rogers by Board Vice Chair Nick Bauer, whom he has known since their undergraduate years in Milwaukee.

“I wasn’t very familiar with Rogers at the time, but I quickly became passionate about the Mission,” says Chris, who lost his brother, Bob, to alcoholism in 2000. “Being a board member is a unique opportunity to add value and to give back to an organization that does so much good for people.”

Chris sits on the Finance and Investment Committee and the Technology Committee.

These committees offer guidance on what investments will help deliver the right care to more people in the right geographic setting and provide input on how technology can be leveraged to improve services, patients’ quality of life, and employee satisfaction.

Additionally, the Technology Committee played a significant role during the pandemic when Rogers had to pivot to delivering care virtually.

“It was a challenging time, and Rogers handled it very well,” Chris says. “It forced the organization to quickly make good decisions around how to take care of patients and employees.”

Chris’ areas of expertise 

  • Product and services 
  • Marketing 
  • Medical devices
  • Health information technology
  • Technology strategy and program management
  • Software development

Through it all, Chris says he has appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with his fellow board members and Rogers leaders.

“As a board member, I don’t always have purview into all the roles within the organization, but it has been a pleasure to work with the leadership team at Rogers,” he says. “Rogers is very fortunate to have developed leaders within and also to have attracted outstanding leadership talent from outside the organization.”

Getting to know Chris

Family Picture.jpgBorn in Milwaukee, Chris was raised in Green Bay and currently lives in Delafield, Wisconsin, with his wife, Tara; their children, Jack, 11, and Charlotte, 9; and a shih tzu and poodle mix, Elmer.

Chris works at California-based Intuitive Surgical as the director of digital product portfolio marketing for Asia. In his role, he frequently travels to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and India.

Chris is passionate about the performing arts and also enjoys being involved in his kids’ sports teams and activities. He and his family are looking forward to an upcoming trip to Jamacia.

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