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The mission of the CHCSEW is to unite all appropriate stakeholders in a viable, flexible structure to locate, educate and support a workforce from service to professional levels in the healthcare industry in SE Wisconsin with a vision to create a supply of fully skilled and capable individuals prepared to meet the current and future needs of the healthcare field from entry-level to professional skilled-level roles.
Board of Directors
Chair: Thomas Shanahan, Children’s Wisconsin, Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice Chair: Eric Humphrey, Froedert Health, Chief Human Resources Officer
Treasurer: Kevin Brady, Advocate Aurora Health, Chief Human Resources Officer
Secretary: Beth O’Laire, Ascension Wisconsin, Human Resources Partner
Executive Director: Katherine Karshna
Health Careers Education Specialist: Joan Ward
Health Careers Workforce Development Specialist: Vera Davis
Executive Assistant: Beatrice Hernandez
Educational Outreach Support - Chair, Clayton Pryor, Advocate Aurora Health
Identify potential education partners at the high school, technical school and four year university/college levels with nursing and allied health programs.
Community Engagement - Chair, Monique Graham, Froedtert Health
Identify community partnerships to develop support and create access to healthcare career opportunities for those who are interested in entering and/or advancing in the healthcare workforce.
Foundations - Chair, Thomas Shanahan, Children’s Wisconsin
Identify public and private funding resources, develop sustainability plan, advise governing body of funds obtained and educate funders on health career workforce development needs.