Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center Board

The Cardiovascular Center Board is composed of leading business, professional and civic leaders in Wisconsin who are committed to advancing cardiovascular research at MCW. Board members play a critical role in increasing community awareness about MCW’s cardiovascular programs and raising private funds to support it.

Current Board Members

Lynnea Katz-Petted

Former Chair
Bruce M. Smith

Founding Chair
Bruce Jacobs


  • Sally Bentley
  • Marybeth Budisch
  • Carl (Chip) Burghardt
  • Cellene Byrne
  • Kristine Cleary
  • Dominic Colonna
  • Gael Garbarino Cullen
  • Mark Curran
  • Laura Freedy
  • Frederic G. Friedman
  • Phillip S. Georges
  • Ellen Glaisner
  • Eckhart Grohmann
  • Barry Grossman
  • Gordon H. Gunnlaugsson
  • Stanley F. Hack
  • Mikel Holt
  • Dr. Michael H. Keelan, Jr.
  • Sarah Wright Kimball
  • John Kirchgeorg
  • Dr. Vincent Kuttemperoor
  • William H. Levit, Jr.
  • William Mielke
  • Daniel M. Muchin
  • John K. Schultz
  • Johan Segerdahl
  • Nancy J. Sennett
  • Sonia Shields Stowe
  • Dale A. Thoma

Emeritus Members

  • James D. Bell
  • Priscilla Boelter
  • † William D. Browne
  • † John J. Burke, Jr.
  • † Daniel F. McKeithan, Jr. 
  • † Nicholas C. Wilson
  • Gary V. Zimmerman, FAIA


  • Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC
  • David Gutterman, MD

† deceased