Pat Hammer, CEO

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 A. Mueller, CAPSW

CEO, Rogers Memorial Hospital

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, MBA

Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Rogers Behavioral Health

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.

Anne Ballentine

Anne C. Ballentine

VP, 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.

Kim Effertz, CAPSW

VP, Admission Services

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.

T. Orvin Fillman, DrPH

VP, Operations, Rogers Memorial Hospital–West Allis

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.

Barbara Whitstone

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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