2015 Leadership Healthcare Forum

Healthcare Reform: What Are Employers Considering to Address
Healthcare Costs Over the Next Five Years?

Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences

March 11, 2015    7:30 - 10:30 am
The Italian Conference Center
631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee

RSVP by February 27, 2015

Cost to Attend: $65
Students: $15
UWM CHS Alums: $55
Cost is per person and includes event admission and breakfast.


John R. Raymond, Sr., M.D.
President & CEO,
Medical College of Wisconsin

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, has been the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) President and CEO, since 2010. He was previously Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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. He has published more than 130 full-length manuscripts and earned nearly $40 million of grant funding over the course of his career.

He received his undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from the Ohio State University, and performed his internship, residency, chief residency and nephrology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. After completing his training, he joined Duke’s faculty where he rose through the ranks to attain tenure.


John Bartkowski, Dr PH
President & CEO,
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

John Bartkowski, Dr PH has been Chief Executive Officer of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center since 1990. Prior to that time he was a Special Assistant to the City of Milwaukee’s Health Commissioner, and a Consultant to the Mayor of Milwaukee.

He has served on numerous Federal, State and Local task forces and commissions on the topics of public health, health care reform and the special health care needs of children. He has been a member of Wisconsin’s Public Health Council, charged with monitoring the state’s progress towards the goal of providing affordable, accessible health care for all Wisconsin residents.

He holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Illinois-Chicago, a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Randall D. Crocker, J.D.
President & CEO,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Randall D. Crocker serves as President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., as well as Chair of the Banking, Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Practice Group and the Crisis Management Section of the Firm. He has thirty-five years of experience in the practice of law. His experience includes crisis management, complex litigation, bankruptcy, civil and criminal trials, arbitration and mediation. His practical, cost-effective, common sense approach to and analysis of legal issues often results in the prompt resolution of even the most complicated legal matters. During the recent recession, he resolved more than 2 billion dollars of complex credits including matters involving claims of lender liability, bankruptcy litigation and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Crocker has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® continuously since 1996 and has been selected as their “Lawyer of the Year” three times.

Mr. Crocker is a member of the Board of Governors of the 7th Circuit Bar Association where he chairs the Bankruptcy Law and Procedure Committee and was appointed Program Chair for the 2015 7th Circuit Judicial Conference. He is a past board member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Debtor, Creditor and Insolvency Rights Section, and a two term past president of the Milwaukee Bar Association Bankruptcy Section. He is a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner and a member of the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.


David B. Goehner, LCSW, CEAP
Director of Employee Assistance Program Operations, Privacy Officer,
Empathia, Inc.

David has been with Empathia, Inc. since July 1990 where he continues to oversee development, delivery, and quality of the organization’s Employee Assistance Program services, including call center operations, behavioral change and support services provided by staff and network Masters’-prepared clinicians, and client information privacy and regulatory compliance. He is actively involved in Empathia’s outcomes-based measurement, clinical research initiatives, as well as in development and implementation of customer benefit integration strategies and processes. David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He is a former Board of Directors member for the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) and a past-Chair of EASNA’s Professional Practices Committee.


Dianne Kiehl, RN, CLT
Executive Director,
Business Health Care Group

Dianne Kiehl was hired as the first executive director of the Business Health Care Group (BHCG) in June of 2004. Ms. Kiehl has provided leadership for over 30 years in the Milwaukee health care market. The majority of her managed care career was as co owner of CNR Health, a managed care firm specializing in EAP and behavioral health. Prior to and following CNR, she was vice president of two Wisconsin based Preferred Provider Organizations and led United Healthcare’s Midwest Medicaid program.

Ms. Kiehl is licensed as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Laboratory Technologist. She holds board of director positions for the Greater Milwaukee Business Foundation on Health, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, Wisconsin Health Information Organization, Wisconsin Health Information Network and serves on the steering committee for Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform and Statewide Value Committee. In September, 2011, she testified at the U.S. House of Representative Ways and Means Committee, Health Subcommittee hearing on Health Care Industry Consolidation.


Kristine N. Seymour
Regional Vice President of Market Development for IL/MI/WI,
Humana, Inc.

As Regional Vice President of Market Development for WI/IL/MI, Kristine Seymour oversees Humana’s growth, performance and direction for all employer group, wellness and specialty benefit products in those states. Kristine is responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction and profitability in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. She works closely with business leaders, provider systems and the consultant community, promoting Humana’s comprehensive portfolio of health benefits and wellness products and services, including medical, dental and life insurance.

Helping people achieve lifelong well-being is not only Humana’s mission, but is also something Kristine is personally passionate about. She has embarked on a changed lifestyle path, which includes engaging in HumanaVitality®, the Humana wellness rewards solution, exercising and making healthier choices. She enjoys sharing her personal story and working with others to simplify healthcare and rethink one’s daily routine.

During her 22 years in the health care industry, Kristine has spearheaded several important initiatives that have changed the way health care works, for the better.

Kristine holds a law degree from Marquette University Law School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, also from Marquette University.



7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome:
Mark A. Mone, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Paula M. Rhyner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow
Interim Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
College of Health Sciences
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Overview:
Gregory A. Banaszynski, FACHE
President, Wisconsin Activate Healthcare
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion and Comments
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Audience Questions and Answers


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