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.
  • Many Futures in Health Care Career Pathways Expo – The Many Futures in Health Care Career Pathways Expo is an annual career expo that brings in 600 high school students to learn about career opportunities and pathways in health care.

Waukesha County Business Alliance expands Schools2Skills to address workforce needs in health care

The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc. has expanded its Schools2Skills™ program to educate high school and middle school students on careers in health care.

Alliance’s Byrd involved in CHIPP

The Waukesha County Community Health Improvement Plan and Process (CHIPP) is a comprehensive approach to assess community health, develop and implement action plants to improve community health and monitor results.

Leveraging the TechHire program to meet your tech talent needs

By: Laura Catherman, Director, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor awarded nearly $150 million in H-1B TechHire Partnership grants to 39 partnerships providing services in 25 states. These grants provide employment and training assistance to train workers with the skills required for well-paying middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs.

Developing future-ready students in the Pewaukee School District

By: Mike Cady, PhD, superintendent of the Pewaukee School District. Over the past year the Pewaukee School District (PSD) has been able to successfully implement Academic Career Planning (ACP) practices with our students at the middle and high school levels.

Keeping opioids out of your workplace

By: Charles Palmer, partner & sub-practice leader, workplace safety & health, Michael Best. Gun violence is pervasive in parts of Milwaukee. It is on the news nearly every night and last year the death toll reached 118. While this is clearly troubling, it pales in comparison to another grim statistic: deaths from opioids.

Inspiring Waukesha County Students

By: Susan Koehn, Director, Talent Initiatives, Milwaukee7. As southeast Wisconsin continues to grow, talent is needed to drive economic growth. Today, workers are in short supply to replace retiring baby boomers and fill new jobs created, even using modest economic forecasts. Employers at the forefront of competition for scarce talent are asking for help getting in front of young people and their influencers earlier, while career decisions are being made.

Health Care Committee

Sarah Butz

ProHealth Care

Kerri Ackerman

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

David Addington

LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin

Melissa Baxter

Carroll University

Kathy Bernaden

Three Pillars Senior Living Communities

Bob Best

Laureate Group Senior Communities

Alex Bielinski

Mueller QAAS, LLC

Gabrielle Burnitz

ProHealth Care

Glen Choban

Capri Senior Communities

Andy Dresang

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Rick Gibbs

Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann

Jane Hopp

Carroll University

Linda Joel

LindenGrove Communities

Brenda King

School District of Arrowhead UHS

Pam Krysiak

LindenGrove Communities

Christy Nyemeck

Herzing University

Julie Okoro

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

John Pritchett

Waukesha County Technical College

Dr. Breyan Radeck

Pure Chiropractic & Wellness

Renee Ramirez

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, Inc.

Amanda Reedy

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Kurt Rich

HNI Risk Services, Inc.

Lisa Roberts

Waukesha County Health & Human Services Department

Mary Ellen Roberts

LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin

Kevin Scott

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Matt Seitz

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Sam Smith

Capri Senior Communities

Sandy Stearns

Waukesha County Technical College

Jennifer Tarcin

School District of Menomonee Falls

Lisa Weisman

Concordia University Wisconsin