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 and annually hosts a “Many Futures in Health Care Career Fair” that brings in 600 high school students to learn about career opportunities and pathways in health care.

Partnering with Waukesha County schools

We know that every day, our schools are doing more and more to partner with business. We too, are expanding our efforts in the area of K-12 relationships, business and education partnerships, workforce development and supporting districts in their academic and career planning work. In recent years, this work has increased dramatically. We’re excited that for the 2018-19 school year, 12 school districts in Waukesha County have committed to work with the Alliance to take these efforts to the next level.

New Education Initiatives

Because of the workforce issue and with the launch of Academic and Career Planning throughout Wisconsin in 2017, our new initiatives to connect businesses and educational institutions are of the utmost importance.

2018 Workforce Development Strategy

The number one concern we hear from the business community is workforce. In a survey we conducted in 2017, 67% of businesses in Waukesha County report finding a skilled workforce to be the primary challenge they face when starting or growing their business. It’s time for us to address that.

Health Care Committee

Sarah Butz

ProHealth Care

Kerri Ackerman

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

David Addington

LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin

Melissa Baxter

Carroll University

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

Jane Hopp

Carroll University

Linda Joel

LindenGrove Communities

Brenda King

School District of Arrowhead UHS

Kenneth Maurer

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

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.

Mary Ellen Roberts

LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin

John Schiraj

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Kevin Scott

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Sam Smith

Capri Senior Communities

Sandy Stearns

Waukesha County Technical College

Trisha Stehr

Waukesha County Technical College

Jennifer Tarcin

School District of Menomonee Falls

Lisa Weisman

Concordia University Wisconsin