Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin

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MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health

As directed by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's Order, a nine-member oversight committee was formed at the Medical College of Wisconsin to oversee the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. The committee, known as the MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health (MCW Consortium), serves as the board of directors for the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. In addition to oversight responsibility for the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, the Consortium board also serves in an advisory capacity for conversion funds allocated to research and education at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The MCW Consortium is composed of four members selected from nominees by statewide and community health care advocacy organizations, four members who represent the medical school, and a final member selected by the Insurance Commissioner.

Paula Lucey

Paula A. Lucey, RN, MSN
Chair, Consortium

Ms. Lucey has provided administrative leadership for the public mental health sector, including strategic planning, quality and fiscal accountability and operations management.  As the past Director of Health and Human Services for Milwaukee County and one of Wisconsin's leading advocates for urban health and special health care needs of the poor, she helped develop and implement Milwaukee County's General Assistance Medical Program, a safety net of medical care to over 25,000 Milwaukee County residents.

Bevan K. Baker, FACHE
Bevan Baker serves as the city's Chief Advisor on health, responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the agency's departments in their collective efforts to promote the health and well-being of the people of Milwaukee.

G. Allen Bolton, Jr., MPH, MBA
G. Allen Bolton, Jr., Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer for the Medical College of Wisconsin, oversees the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment funds as one of his responsibilities.  Mr. Bolton has over 27 years of experience in healthcare management and administration in three prestigious academic medical centers. Mr. Bolton is active in the community, having played significant roles in teen wellness, behavioral risk factor surveillance, child safety seat legislation, the American Cancer Society, Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America, and Habitat for Humanity.

Genyne L. Edwards, JD
Genyne Edwards, JD is Principal Consultant of WOO Connections, a planning and engagement consulting firm. She has spent her professional career working to create positive social change through policy, social advocacy, community development and engagement. Edwards is recognized in the Milwaukee community through her work with, Community Advocates, Inc., the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development, Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center, Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and Marquette University.

Elizabeth "Lieske" Giese, RN, MSPH
Elizabeth “Lieske” Giese is the Health Officer/Director of the Eau Claire City/County Health Department. For more than 20 years, Lieske has worked to improve public health through education and training, research, assessment and service.

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin, oversees graduate and undergraduate medical education, research, patient care, and community engagement. Dr. Kerschner has completed a number of executive leadership development programs including the Executive Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.

Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD
Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD is the Vice President for Strategic Outreach, Professor of Population Health and Director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Maurana has received national recognition for her work in public health research and community-academic partnership development.

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
John R. Raymond, MD, President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the recipient of 2009 Marcy Speer Outstanding Reviewer Award from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Center for Scientific Review, the highest honor for extraordinary commitment to peer review of NIH grant applications. A practicing nephrologist who plays active roles in clinical care, teaching, and faculty mentorship, Dr. Raymond is also a medical researcher studying the basic mechanisms of kidney cell function.

Joy R. Tapper, MPA
Joy Tapper currently serves as the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, a public/private consortium dedicated to improving health care for underserved populations in Milwaukee County.  Under Joy's leadership, the Partnership has developed into an effective, respected, nationally recognized and sustainable organization that has mobilized member resources.
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