Leadership Development Program

As a developing leader in an industry experiencing fast-paced and disruptive changes, the ability to lead effectively has never been more critical nor more marketable. Today’s leading healthcare organizations require the talent and skills of strong leaders to influence others in realizing the vision of the organization. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) – Wisconsin Chapter Leadership Development Program combines site visits, lectures, group exercises, participatory events, skill assessments, and individual coaching sessions to prepare emerging leaders with the skills to influence others and immediately impact their organizations. The program will enlighten the leader about their leadership abilities, enhance their knowledge of the healthcare industry, and provide them with the opportunity to immediately apply what they’ve learned for personal and professional growth. In addition to the core curriculum, the program also offers the leader the opportunity to interact with peers from across the state, receive coaching from successful early careerists and executives, increase exposure in the Wisconsin Chapter of ACHE, and the ability to network with Wisconsin’s leading healthcare executives.

As a member of the Leadership Development Program, you will:

  • Get a fresh look at your leadership skills and assess the value to your organization
  • Better understand the elements of leadership in healthcare
  • Cultivate leadership skills in a supportive environment with a peer cohort
  • Further develop your personal leadership profile
  • Develop a professional network of fellow early careerists, build relationships with a variety of healthcare executives throughout Wisconsin
  • Grow leadership skills and prepare emerging leaders with the skills to influence others and immediately impact your organization
  • Attend ACHE’s Annual Conference and earn up to 12 Face-to-Face Education hours, with Conference registration fee provided by the Chapter

Current Participants

  • Derek Angle, MBA, Manager Medical Imaging Operations, SSM Health Dean Medical Group
  • Jennifer Benrud, MBA, Director of Operations-Western Wisconsin, Prevea Health
  • Elizabeth Folbrecht, Master’s, Specialty Physician Clinic Manager, Stoughton Hospital
  • Christopher Gries, MBA, Supervisory Health Systems Specialist, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Jeron Jackson, MHA, Service Line Administrator-Medical Oncology, Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Nick Ladell, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Advocate Aurora Health – Aurora West Allis Medical Center
  • William McMullen, MBA, Financial Analyst, Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Bethany Seeboth, MA, JD, Director, Risk Management Services, Froedtert Health


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Past Participants

2018 Participants
Nicole Aloia, Luke Belter, Benjamin Brenna, Aaron Budd, Rachel Cabelka, Tracy Keenan, Brian Michalski, Carl Selvick

2017 Participants
Adam Corrado, Shana Kettunen, Omar Knighton, Alicia Rizzo, Justin Saldutte, Vonda Shaw

2016 Participants
Greg Angus, Kelly Boggs, John Good, Benjamin Jarvis, Christina Orr, James Semrad

2015 Participants
Julie Christofferson, Jordan Dow, Paul Horvath, Rachel Kantosky, Thomas Kaster, Nishit Nirmal, Erika Smith, Aaron Zimmel

2014 Participants
Katie Sahajpal, Vincent Hogan, Wendy Adams, Philip Rossing, Kate Schaafsma, Michael Flaherty

2013 Participants
Molly Cianfarani, Jason Craig, Tina Frey, Eric Jukkala, Aaron Kinney, Mary O’Connell, Alexa Urrutia-Comas

2012 Participants
Kara Schutts, Ankur Sharma, Nicole Deklotz, Matt Henry, Jerome Garrett, Timothy Sullivan

2011 Participants
Ryan Neville, Wendy Horton, Bo Johnson, Mandy McGuire, Raynea Rashad

2010 Participants
Emily Blomberg, Eric Ford, Will Katz, Rob Lenio, Kara Mulligan

This exciting opportunity is available to early careerist leaders who meet the following criteria

  • Has been a member of ACHE for at least 2 continuous years
  • Currently a member of the ACHE Wisconsin Chapter
  • Non-FACHE credentialed
  • Holds a Master’s or higher level degree (including, and not limited to, MHA, MBA, MD, Pharm D, PhD)
  • Has <10 years working in healthcare
  • Currently in a healthcare leadership role (must include resumé, organizational chart and job description)