Care Wisconsin's Leadership Team & Board of Directors

​Caring Starts When You Lead from the Heart…

Care Wisconsin recognizes and builds leadership throughout the organization. Many have formal leadership titles, like those on our executive team, board of directors, and program teams.

But we celebrate those who lead by example in other ways too, like:

  • Sharing clinical, community or experience and knowledge.
  • Doing the right thing even when it’s the “hard” thing.
  • Advancing new ideas and insights so our organization can evolve over time.
  • Mentoring and support colleagues.
  • Taking care of oneself, so they have the capacity to care for others.

Get to know our Executive Team by looking through their profiles. We’re honored to have such an accomplished, compassionate group leading Care Wisconsin!

To learn more about leadership and the values we hold dear at Care Wisconsin, visit our Culture page.

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Care Wisconsin Executives

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Amy Ackermann

Interim Chief Executive Officer | SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC

Since starting at Care Wisconsin in the fall of 2011,  Amy Ackermann, has made employee growth, engagement, and wellness her priority so staff can better support members. Amy serves as Care Wisconsin’s interim Chief Executive Officer after a long stint as our Vice President of Employee Experience. As she eloquently states, “We don’t make or sell things–we deal in care and support for others. As our teams care for our members, the HR team cares for our staff.” To this end, Ackermann oversees a growing and innovative HR team who manage recruiting, retaining, compensating, rewarding, educating, and recognizing staff. Under her leadership, Care Wisconsin’s culture has evolved into a highly adaptive and inclusive organization that attracts Wisconsin’s top talent.

Before joining Care Wisconsin, Ackermann worked in HR leadership for a number of early-stage, high-tech companies in Madison. She received her degree in counselling from Northwestern University, which she leverages every day. She’s earned a Certified Professional Coach designation, which has enhanced her skills and approach in building relationships and supporting others. In her free time, Amy enjoys attending her children’s athletic events, cooking, and exploring new places—near and far.

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Kevin Park

Chief Program Officer, Chief Medical Officer | ​MD

Chief Program and Medical Officer Kevin Park, MD, joined us in 2017 after serving as the National Medical Director for a special needs healthcare plan organization that served 13 major markets. His deep experience with highly-vulnerable populations combined with his clinical background enables him to drive the strategic direction of Care Wisconsin’s clinical programs. Dr. Park is board certified in internal medicine, a Harvard Medical School and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, an editorial board member for the Journal of Healthcare Quality, and a nationally-recognized expert on medication adherence.

In spite of his noteworthy accomplishments, Dr. Park is a humble, servant-minded leader who focuses his energies on advancing our clinical practices to improve the experiences and lives of our members. Outside of work, Dr. Park is an avid traveller (he’s been to 46 states!) and patron of the arts. His passion for art and theatre began during his undergraduate years, when he majored in French and English literature.

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Gary Priem

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Priem has deep experience working for several long-term care organizations. Gary joined Care Wisconsin in July 2019 and oversees the Finance and Enrollment functions for Care Wisconsin’s long term care and health plans. Gary is an active outdoorsman who lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

 

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Angela Seidl

Compliance Officer and Vice President of Quality and Regulatory | RN, BSN, CHC

Leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of these mission-critical programs is Angela Seidl, our Compliance Officer. Angela is uniquely suited for this role, as she began her career as a national security intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force before switching gears and obtaining her nursing degree.

Angela has spent her career designing and delivering healthcare and support programs to vulnerable populations. While working as a community health nurse in Hawaii, for example, Angela developed and implemented a domestic violence screening program. Providing services in that community helped prepare her for her first role at Care Wisconsin in 2001, when she became an RN Care Manager with the Partnership program. After demonstrating strong leadership during several expansion initiatives and a desire to get more involved in the regulatory side of the organization, Angela became Compliance Officer in 2015.

During her free time, Angela loves to spend time with her family, reading, gardening and cooking. She’s an avid camper and loves exploring the state of Wisconsin.

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Karen Hitchcock

Chief Operating Officer

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Karen Hitchcock joined Care Wisconsin in 2017 and has served in a variety of roles including Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Member Experience, and now as Chief Operating Officer. She oversees the Provider Services, Claims, IT, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service functions.

Before joining Care Wisconsin, Karen served as Chief Experience Officer of healthfinch, a Madison-based healthcare IT startup. She also owned her own marketing consulting firm for many years, working for a variety of startups in biotech, healthcare, and cybersecurity fields. Karen is also an award-winning artist and her artwork can be found on permanent display in the Madison Children’s Museum and the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce.

Karen is thrilled to work for a non-profit, mission-driven organization and with dedicated colleagues who change peoples lives for the better, every day.

Gina Groskopf

Gina Groskopf

Chief of Staff, Clinical Care

Gina Groskopf has dedicated herself to members in a variety of leadership roles at Care Wisconsin since 2007, including her current role as Chief of Staff, Clinical Care. Prior to that, Gina served on the executive and senior leadership teams as the Executive Director of Long-Term Care. Gina’s unique ability to connect with members, staff, and providers make her a invaluable resource to the team. Prior to coming to Care Wisconsin, Gina worked for a non-profit provider where she managed 50 staff and coordinated 25 programs.

Gina’s a devoted mother, caregiver and friend. She’s passionate about exercise and gardening.

 

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Jeff Wobig

Senior Director of Program Operations | MSN, RN

Jeff Wobig joined Care Wisconsin in 2008 as a RN Care Manager and has held a number of different roles before assuming his current role as Senior Director Program Operations.  His clinical and program knowledge enables him lead a variety of departments to implement the strategic direction of Care Wisconsin’s multiple product lines. Jeff received his degree from Cardinal Stritch University, as a nurse educator, after starting his nursing career as a staff nurse on an intensive care unit.

During his free time, Jeff enjoys relaxing with his family and friends or by reading a good book. Jeff looks forward to each day of work as each day brings new opportunities to support and improve member outcomes.

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Enzo Ciarletta

Senior Director, Technology Solutions | MBA

Enzo Ciarletta graduated from North Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Computer Science, an MBA from Edgewood College, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has over 28 years of progressive IT and business leadership experience across multiple industries including Telecommunications, Insurance and Direct to Consumer Online Retail. His expertise is in Strategic Technology Service Delivery, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Software as a Service (SaaS) Technologies, Business Intelligence (BI) Data Visualization, Agile Software Development, Vendor Management, Contract Negotiation, Contact Center Management, and Non-Profit Administration.  A former Marine Officer, Enzo concluded a successful 20+ year career with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 2002.  He currently serves as a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, Edgewood College Business Advisory Board and is a volunteer Firefighter with the Middleton Fire District.  In 2010 Enzo received a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County John C. Fritschler Jr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service and the 2011 the Edgewood College Distinguished Alumni award for Ethical Leadership and Community Service.

Board Members

​Tom Bergerud

Retired | The Threshold, Inc.​

Maria Brenny-Fitzpatrick

UW Hospital and Clinics

Katie Brietzman

South Madison Coalition of the Elderly

Emma Chaudhary

Retired

Jan Gurrie

Retired | State of Wisconsin

Rolf Hanson

Retired | Health Care Executive

John Hintze

US Bank

Glenn Johnston

HyCite Enterprises, LLC

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