Health Care

The Alliance’s health care collaborative works to connect southeast Wisconsin’s health care providers and area students – the future workforce. The health care industry is facing a workforce shortage, coupled with an aging baby boomer population that will increase the demand for health care. According to the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Center, health care sectors in just those three counties face an average employment increase of 16.2% by the year 2022, or an additional 13,000 workers.

The Alliance’s health care collaborative works to bridge that gap through a variety of programs:

  • Schools2Skills™ Health Care tours – Launched in 2018, Schools2Skills™ Health Care gives Waukesha County high schools the opportunity to go inside the doors of health care companies right here in southeast Wisconsin. Schools2Skills™ Health Care is dedicated to educating students about all the career pathways available in the health care industry.
  • Careers Uncovered – Careers Uncovered is a new program designed to help Waukesha County educators learn more about the career pathways offered in Waukesha County’s key industries. Educators visit a local company to learn about the career pathways available in the industry, tour the company and network with employees from all areas of business operations and have a roundtable discussion with company leadership. The experience concludes with educators working together to reflect and put together an action plan to apply the knowledge they gained to assist with the academic and career planning process.
  • Discover Health Care Expo – The Discover Health Care Expo is an annual career expo that brings in 600 high school students to learn about career opportunities and pathways in health care.

If you’re interested in learning more about this group, contact the Alliance.


Discovering Health Care Expo allows students to explore career pathways

Hundreds of middle and high school students attended the Alliance’s annual Discovering Health Care Expo at Carroll University. Waukesha County students participated in various hands-on, interactive activities like learning how to use physical therapy tests, blood testing equipment, following proper procedures to dress like a surgeon, and more. The health care industry continues to face […]

Schools2Skills™ takes students through the doors of health care facilities

In just one week, the Alliance’s Schools2Skills™ tours took students through the doors of two health care facilities in Waukesha County. Nearly 50 middle school students had the opportunity to visit either Oak Hill Terrace or Community Memorial Hospital. Schools2Skills™ tours give students an inside look at the world of health care, exposing them to […]

Schools2Skills™ celebrates 10 years of providing students with tours of local businesses

Originating as a way to connect superintendents and teachers with local manufacturers, Schools2Skills™ quickly evolved into a platform for educating students about the career opportunities in manufacturing. Schools2Skills™ gives middle and high school students tours of local manufacturers to see firsthand the innovative and advanced technology available right here in southeast Wisconsin. To date, over 3,600 students have attended Schools2Skills™ […]

Ramping up business education partnerships

Now that area students are one month in to the 2019-20 school year, the Alliance is officially kicking off our school year business and education programs.

Addressing the workforce issue

As part of a comprehensive strategy to address the workforce issue, the Waukesha County Business Alliance is working to connect businesses and educational institutions. It’s important for us to work together to make sure students are both college- AND career-ready after high school graduation. Click here to watch the video. This video was originally shown […]

Connecting Counselors

Our first Connecting Counselors program was on Wednesday, April 10. Connecting Counselors is a complimentary networking program for educators in southeast Wisconsin. Middle and high school counselors have the opportunity to learn about one new post-secondary program/degree available to students that supports the in-demand industries of manufacturing, construction, health care and information technology. The “speed […]


Health Care Committee

Mandie Reedy

Chair, 2020
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Bob Best

Co-Chair
Laureate Group Senior Communities

Kerri Ackerman

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Veronica Aravena

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Kathy Bernaden

Three Pillars Senior Living Communities

Gabrielle Burnitz

ProHealth Care

Sarah Butz

ProHealth Care

Christy Call

Concordia University Wisconsin

Lisa Carr

Herzing University

Glen Choban

Capri Senior Communities

Andy Dresang

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Jane Hopp

Carroll University

DJ Huzjak

Children’s Wisconsin

Linda Joel

LindenGrove Communities

Brenda King

School District of Arrowhead UHS

Scott Mickelsen

Bell Ambulance, Inc.

Michele Nelson

Waukesha County Technical College

Julie Okoro

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Colleen Peebles

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Dr. Breyan Radeck

Pure Chiropractic & Wellness

Renee Ramirez

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, Inc.

Lisa Roberts

Waukesha County Health & Human Services Department

Ashley Rome

ProHealth Care Waukesha

Sam Smith

Capri Senior Communities

Erica Steele

Froedtert Health

Jennifer Tarcin

School District of Menomonee Falls

Robyn Theriault

Laureate Group