OCD and Anxiety
As president and chief executive officer of Rogers Behavioral Health System, Patrick R. Hammer brings leads the strategic growth of an organization focused on our patients and our people. His vision guides all aspects of the organization, including clinical care, advocacy, fund development and operations. He has more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health operations, strategic planning and motivational leadership, with executive experience in physician group practice management and behavioral health operations, including freestanding behavioral health hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Hammer also served others as a licensed social worker early in his career. The graduate of Ball State University has a master’s degree in administration from the University of Notre Dame. Hammer is an active member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association and the National Association of Psychiatric Health System (NAPHS). In January 2015, he was elected to a three-year term on the NAPHS Board of Trustees.
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.
Michael Hedrick oversees financial strategy, capital resources, information systems and investment management for Rogers Behavioral Health System. A Southern Methodist University undergraduate, Hedrick earned his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He has provided growth-oriented non-profit and for-profit companies with business and financial leadership for over 25 years, including experience with organizational change, board education and governance. Professional experience includes strategic financial planning, capital raising, financial system integration, merger and acquisitions and financial due diligence. Hedrick previously served as a board member for Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health and has been active on boards and committees for organizations devoted to victims of domestic violence and family and children’s services.
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 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.
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 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.
Orvin Fillman, DrPH, is vice president of operations for Rogers Memorial Hospital–West Allis, including the Lincoln Center Outpatient Center, and our outpatient services in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He oversees daily operations across all departments, and has a passion for quality care that achieves high patient and family satisfaction. His 20 years of executive experience include psychiatric hospital administration and oversight of business start-ups, case management services and provider network operations for children and youth with serious mental health conditions. Research efforts, with particular emphasis on cost-quality relationships, have contributed to mental health science. He received both his doctorate and master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University, and a master’s in health administration with emphasis on financial management from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Fillman is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has presented at national conferences on the use of advanced statistical models that help determine patient outcome trends earlier than traditional methods.
As vice president of Rogers Memorial Hospital–Oconomowoc, Suzanne Harrison oversees daily operations of all inpatient, residential, partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs, including services at Silver Lake Outpatient Center. Following graduation from Connecticut College, she earned a master’s of public health with a concentration in health services administration from the Yale University School of Medicine, She has since attained more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare, specializing in strategic and tactical operations of behavioral health programs, physician group practice management and regulatory and accreditation compliance. She previously served as director of psychiatry for LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Harrison is a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) and is chair of its Committee on Behavioral Healthcare Services within General Healthcare Systems. She is the NAPHS liaison to the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council section for psychiatric and substance abuse services.
Marybeth Herbst-Flagstad provides executive leadership for legal and regulatory matters, risk management and oversight of other services necessary for the effective operation of the health system. She brings more than 13 years of experience in legal counsel in the areas of risk management, compliance and business operations within healthcare, business and tribal law. Prior to joining Rogers, Herbst-Flagstad was an attorney for the Forest County Potawatomi Community and held several positions of increasing responsibility with Assurant Health in Milwaukee before serving as senior counsel. Herbst-Flagstad graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in French and International Relations. She holds a master’s degree in theology and a Juris Doctor degree, both from Marquette University. Herbst-Flagstad is on the Health Law Section Board of Directors of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in Minnesota, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Forest County Potawatomi Community.
As vice president of operations 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.
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.
James E. Ledbetter, PhD, provides administrative guidance in planning, development and operations for Roger Behavioral Health’s national network of specialized outpatient centers. With more than 25 years of senior leadership experience, Dr. Ledbetter works closely with clinical and operational leaders to develop strategic services which broaden access to specialty behavioral healthcare. His experience includes corporate and multi-site operations and more than 12 years of experience as a corporate CEO. Prior to joining Rogers, he served as chief operating officer and vice president of development for a Florida behavioral healthcare system. Ledbetter is a graduate of the bachelor’s program in psychology and master’s program in rehabilitation counseling at the University of Tennessee and the doctoral program in counselor education from the University of South Carolina.
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 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.
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.
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).
Calvin Schmidt [Board Chair]
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
VJS Construction Services
Daniel J. Bader, CFA
Bader Philanthropies, Inc
Martin H. Borell
Molly Kubly Fritz