Our board of directors

Children's Wisconsin is governed by a community board of directors. The board consists of business and community leaders with varying perspectives and expertise. They oversee the strategic and financial decisions that shape our future.

Children's board members include:  

  • Patrick Hammes, chairman of the board, principal
    Hammes Partners
  • Todd Adams, president and chief executive officer
    Zurn Corporation
  • Nancy Avila, executive vice president, chief information and technology officer
    McKesson Corporation
  • Linda Benfield, managing partner
    Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Ken Bockhorst, president and chief executive officer
    Badger Meter, Inc.
  • Tina Chang, chief executive officer
  • Matt D'Attilio, president
    Pegasus Partners, Ltd.
  • Todd Endres, chief financial officer
    Charter Manufacturing
  • Joe Gehrke, president
    Kessler's Diamonds Center, Inc.
  • Tim Gerend, chief distribution officer
    Northwestern Mutual
  • David Gourlay, MD, surgeon-in-chief
    Children's Specialty Group
  • Kelly Grebe, community leader
  • Eve Hall, PhD, president and chief executive officer
    Milwaukee Urban League
  • Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, chief executive officer
    Children’s Specialty Group
  • Chris Kaltenbach, general counsel
    Lesaffre Corporation
  • Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, provost and executive vice president
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Xia Liu, executive vice president and chief financial officer
    WEC Energy Group
  • Danielle Machata, shareholder
    Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
  • Dave Margolis, MD, interim department chair for pediatrics
    Children's Specialty Group
  • Tim Martin, MD, president of Children's Wisconsin Medical Staff
    Children's Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin 
  • Ben Melson, retired, senior vice president and chief financial officer
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jim Popp, president and chief executive officer
    Johnson Financial Group
  • Tom Precia, president and chief executive officer - Wisconsin
    HUB International Limited
  • Jamie Purko, chief financial officer
  • John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, president and chief executive officer
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • John Reichert, shareholder
    Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
  • Rolando Rodriguez, senior advisor
    Marcus Theatres
  • Paul Sternlieb, president and chief executive officer
    Enerpac Tool Group Corporation 
  • Peggy Troy, chief executive officer
    Children's Wisconsin
  • Dave Werner, retired executive vice president and market president, southeast Wisconsin
    First Midwest Bank