Elmbrook Memorial Foundation - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Elmbrook Memorial Foundation

Our Mission

The Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial Foundation actively builds and sustains philanthropic support for the advancement of health care in our surrounding communities. Fulfilling that Mission means we provide the programs and services our patients need and will continue to care for everyone who walk through our doors – regardless of their ability to pay.

In Service to Excellence

The Foundation advances Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Mission by securing funds to sustain and enhance Elmbrook Memorial’s exceptional health care services. Gifts from our donors have funded many advances in care such as:

  • Helping save the lives of cancer patients by providing the latest technology in radiation oncology.
  • Offering women a wide variety of state-of-the-art breast health testing including mammography, ultrasound and biopsy at the Pavlic Center.
  • Enabling our highly educated medical staff to be well-equipped with the most current knowledge and skills through continuing education funded by the foundation.

The Foundation also helps sustain Elmbrook Memorial’s charitable care program, which contributes annually to the health care needs of low-income, uninsured, underinsured or other vulnerable patients in our community. Additional Foundation funds assist Elmbrook Memorial’s community support groups and health care screenings.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is entrusted to a board of directors, who are an ethical, dedicated and visionary group representing local business, medical and organizational leadership.

  • Marc Abernethy
    Cardiology District Manager
    Medtronic
  • Jascha Beck Walter
    Legal Counsel
    Software One, Inc.
  • Patti Bohne
    Owner
    Olive Promotions
  • Patti Bringe
    Community Volunteer
  • Mark Bruce, DO
    Board – Vice Chair
    Physician
    Emergency Medicine Specialists
  • Dawn Conlin
    Client Relations Manager
    Voya
  • Jodi Czernejewski
    Treasurer
    CEO
    Advanced Institute of Healthcare
  • Brian Dix
    Financial Representative
    Northwestern Mutual
  • Chris Gerlach
    Secretary
    EVP/COO
    Blast Cleaning Technologies
  • Oretha Harris
    Conversion Project Manager
    Fiserv
  • Kira Lafond
    Director of Advertising
    Milwaukee Business Journal
  • John Matter
    Board – Chair
    President & CEO
    The Equitable Bank
  • Emily Phillips
    Financial Advisor
    Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Nelson W. Phillips III
    Attorney
    Davis Kuelthau Attorneys at Law
  • Stephen Ragatz, MD
    Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus
  • Debra K. Standridge
    President, North Market
    Wheaton Franciscan, Inc.
  • Kathy Szeflinski
    Financial Services Provider
    FIS
  • Adam Whitehill
    CFO
    Oconomowoc Residential Programs, Inc.

Foundation Staff

  • Chris Krizek
    Interim Executive Director 
    Phone: 262-687-8656
  • Racheal Faulks
    Philanthropy Manager
    Phone: 414-447-3198
  • Hannah Rankin
    Philanthropy Associate
    Phone: 414-447-2338
  • Judy Vergata
    Philanthropy Assistant
    Phone: 414-447-2188

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