Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Children’s Wisconsin Host Virtual Site Visits with Leadership Development Program (LDP) Cohort and LDP Alumni

ACHE-WI Leadership Development (LDP) Cohort XI members hosted virtual site visits with leaders from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Children’s Wisconsin, and a leadership panel with successful LDP alumni from both organizations. The full day event was followed by a team social and celebration of the year together as a cohort.

The day started with a site visit overview led by cohort member and host Marshere’ Shackelford from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, followed by a VA 101 presentation with Zoe Krause, Employee Education Training Specialist. Vocational Rehabilitation Services were discussed with Anne Marie Nelson, Program Manager, and VA Suicide Prevention Initiatives were shared by Laura Acompanado, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

The afternoon kick-off and Children’s Wisconsin Introduction was led by cohort member and host Yvonne Renick, Herma Heart Institute Clinic Manager. An interactive session focused on Career Journey & Insights was a highlight with Lisa Jentsch, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, VP Patient Care and Service Lines.

Cohort member and co-host Duška Stanić moderated an inspiring and engaging panel discussion featuring LDP Alumni, who shared their wisdom and lessons learned along their pathway to success as healthcare leaders. LDP Alumni leaders from Children’s Wisconsin included Aaron Kinney, DBA, FACHE, Executive Director, Herma Heart Institute; Mike Flaherty, Business Manager – Ambulatory Specialty Care; and Luke Belter, FACHE, Business Manager – Surgical Services. LDP Alumni leaders from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center were represented by Dr. Christina Orr, DPT, Assistant Medical Center Director, and Chris Gries, Supervisory Health Systems Specialist, Chief of Staff’s Office.

The site visit with Children’s Wisconsin continued with Career Journey & Perspectives of the Administrative and Medical Dyad Leadership Partnership discussions, with valuable insights from Juliet Kersten, VP Ambulatory and Regional Services and Dr. Peter Bartz, MD, VP Ambulatory & Section Chief Cardiology.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this program a success!  Cohort members wrapped up with a team social to celebrate individual achievements, and collective accomplishments throughout this past year of unique challenges in healthcare and beyond.

Congratulations to our newest alumni of the ACHE-WI Leadership Development Program! * Madalyn Buschman * Rachael Cochart * Emily Dilley * Chet Doering * Craig Dreikosen * Yvonne Renick * Marshere’ Shackelford * Duška Stanić * Joseph Stearly *