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Lynne Sexten

President and CEO

Lynne Sexten, FACHE, has been president and CEO of Agrace since 2012.

Sexten came to Agrace from Unity Point Health – Meriter in Madison where she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During her tenure, Sexten was responsible for all inpatient and outpatient clinical services.  She oversaw the development of a new multi-specialty medical group that ultimately grew to include more than 120 physicians with eight clinic locations.

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Lynne Sexten

President and CEO

Lynne Sexten, FACHE, has been president and CEO of Agrace since 2012.

Sexten came to Agrace from Unity Point Health – Meriter in Madison where she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During her tenure, Sexten was responsible for all inpatient and outpatient clinical services.  She oversaw the development of a new multi-specialty medical group that ultimately grew to include more than 120 physicians with eight clinic locations.

Prior to her leadership at Meriter, Sexten was a director of planning and program development for the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore before becoming vice president of corporate strategy and professional services at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland.

Sexten holds a master’s degree in health administration and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical communications from The Ohio State University in Columbus. She is certified as a fellow of the America College of Healthcare Executives.

As a leader in health care, Sexten specializes in managing operations with a specific expertise in strategic business planning in the evolving healthcare market.  She is active in the community, serving on a number of local and national boards and committees.  She has been recognized for her leadership with a number of awards including being named one of Madison’s 25 Most Influential People in 2015.


Agrace Executive Leadership Team

Jen Flugaur

Vice President of Clinical Excellence

Jen Flugaur

Vice President of Clinical Excellence

As Vice President of Clinical Excellence, Jen oversees Quality, Compliance, Clinical Education, Infection Prevention and Employee Health.  She joined Agrace in 2008 as a Registered Nurse and has worked in Quality and Compliance since 2013.  Since 2015 Flugaur has served terms on NHPCO’s Regulatory and Quality and Standards Committee where she has had the opportunity to work with other hospice professionals to advance end-of-life care.  In addition to her BSN, Flugaur is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), has obtained her Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance from George Washington University and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Jenny Malak

Vice President of Homecare Operations

Jenny Malak

Vice President of Homecare Operations

In her role as the vice president of homecare operations, Jenny Malak oversees home care operations at Agrace and also has executive oversight for Agrace’s Age at Home senior care service line.  She is a registered nurse and has held positions in the hospital as a staff nurse, ambulatory care as a charge nurse and home care with Agrace as a nurse case manager, clinical team manager and director.  She received her master’s in nursing leadership from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.

Jennifer Maurer

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Maurer

Chief Financial Officer

In her role as the chief financial officer, Jennifer Maurer oversees the finance and purchasing departments at Agrace. She was previously the vice president of finance at Natus Medical, Inc., a neuro diagnostic and monitoring equipment manufacturer. Maurer’s career includes experience in medical device manufacturing for GE Healthcare as well as work for Johnson Controls. She is a Wisconsin Licensed CPA and received her accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Noel Nickel

Vice President of Innovation

Noel Nickel

Vice President of Innovation

Noel Nickel joined Agrace from SwedishAmerican Health System, A Division of UW Health, where he served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. His career includes extensive experience in medical group operations, previously serving in the role of Chief Operating Officer for a large community health center in Illinois. He specializes in creating and implementing innovative health care services, having developed partnerships with numerous regional and national businesses, including Woodward, Inc. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Noel has a master’s degree in business.

Marcia Whittington

Chief Development Officer

Marcia Whittington

Chief Development Officer

In her role as Chief Development Officer, Marcia Whittington is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction to the Agrace Foundation which includes implementation, coordination and evaluation of the agency’s fund development programs. These programs encompass annual appeals, planned giving, capital campaigns, grants, special events and corporate donor development. Whittington has more than 20 years of development and fundraising experience within the Greater Madison non-profit community. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Edgewood College.


Agrace Board of Directors

Chris Queram

Chair

Interim President/CEO, National Quality Forum (NQF)--Washington, DC

Chris Queram

Interim President/CEO, National Quality Forum (NQF)--Washington, DC

Dr. Jonathan Jaffery

Vice Chair

Sr. VP and Chief Population Health Officer, UW Health President, UW Health ACO

Dr. Jonathan Jaffery

Sr. VP and Chief Population Health Officer, UW Health President, UW Health ACO

Ken Thompson

Secretary

President & CEO, Capitol Bank

Ken Thompson

President & CEO, Capitol Bank

Jane Wiedenbeck

Treasurer

Owner, Wiedenbeck, Inc.

Jane Wiedenbeck

Owner, Wiedenbeck, Inc.

Dr. Lou Bernhardt

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lou Bernhardt

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Steven Bobeck

Co-Founder and Former CEO, Thebco

Steven Bobeck

Co-Founder and Former CEO, Thebco

Steve DiTullio

Attorney, DeWitt, LLP

Steve DiTullio

Attorney, DeWitt, LLP

Amie Goldman

Chief Strategy Officer, Quartz Health Solutions

Amie Goldman

Chief Strategy Officer, Quartz Health Solutions

Frederic “Ric” Ransom

Regional Vice President and President, UW Hospitals - Madison Region

Frederic “Ric” Ransom

Regional Vice President and President, UW Hospitals - Madison Region

Matthew Richards

President & CEO, Strand Associates

Matthew Richards

President & CEO, Strand Associates

Kelly Ritchie

SVP, Employee Service, Lands’ End

Kelly Ritchie

SVP, Employee Service, Lands’ End

Tim Size

Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Tim Size

Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Since 1979, Tim has been the Executive Director of the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) based in Sauk City, a collaborative of 42 rural hospitals and local health systems with the twin mission of shared services and advocacy. He helped to found RWHC while working as an Associate Superintendent at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison and after serving as the administrator of the Hospital Metodista in La Paz, Bolivia.

Tim has a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, a MBA from the University of Chicago and an Honorary Doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as having benefited from a three year Kellogg National Fellowship.

Tim is the Immediate Past President of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, President of the Wisconsin Council of Medical Education and Work Force, Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin Health & Facilities Authority (the State’s bond authority for health and educational facilities and other non-profits) and on the Boards of the Wisconsin Primary Care Association and Wisconsin Partners, as well as advisory boards for the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and Center for Aging, Research and Education.

He has held a variety of national posts including two separate terms on the DHHS National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services and as President of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). He helped to found and continues on the Board of the NRHA Foundation to support funding for the development of the next generation of rural health leaders.

Dr. Pamela Wetzel

Chief Medical Officer, UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Dr. Pamela Wetzel

Chief Medical Officer, UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Lou Bernhardt

Chair

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lou Bernhardt

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Mary Bonte Spath

Vice Chair

CFO and Secretary/Treasurer of Kalahari Resorts

Mary Bonte Spath

CFO and Secretary/Treasurer of Kalahari Resorts

William Albright

Secretary

Chairman & Former President, First Community Bank, Milton

William Albright

Chairman & Former President, First Community Bank, Milton

Dave Beck-Engel

Treasurer

Vice Chairman, Findorff

Dave Beck-Engel

Vice Chairman, Findorff

Craig Christianson

VP, Commercial Operations and Director, Promega Corporation

Craig Christianson

VP, Commercial Operations and Director, Promega Corporation

Greg Dombrowski

Retired President, Madison Region, Johnson Financial Group

Greg Dombrowski

Retired President, Madison Region, Johnson Financial Group

Casey FitzRandolph

Partner & Account Executive, M3 Insurance

Casey FitzRandolph

Partner & Account Executive, M3 Insurance

Gary Gussel

President, Travel Mart, Inc.

Gary Gussel

President, Travel Mart, Inc.

Carol Koby

Owner/Principal, Koby Communication Services, LLC

Carol Koby

Owner/Principal, Koby Communication Services, LLC

Willie D. Larkin, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor to the President, Edgewood College

Willie D. Larkin, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor to the President, Edgewood College

Judi Martinez

Director, Financial Advisor, The Burish Group of UBS

Judi Martinez

Director, Financial Advisor, The Burish Group of UBS

Terry Murawski

Business Development Officer, Starion Bank

Terry Murawski

Business Development Officer, Starion Bank

Kathy Pline

Vice President of Operations, DeWitt LLP

Kathy Pline

Vice President of Operations, DeWitt LLP

Bill Schendt

Retired Vice Chairman, Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Bill Schendt

Retired Vice Chairman, Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Derrick Smith

Sr. Director of External Relations, Partnerships & Development, University of Wisconsin Madison

Derrick Smith

Sr. Director of External Relations, Partnerships & Development, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sheila Boothby Stevens

Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

Sheila Boothby Stevens

Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

Scott Truehl

Executive Vice President & Partner, Friede & Associates Construction

Scott Truehl

Executive Vice President & Partner, Friede & Associates Construction

Amy Wimmer

Owner, The Del-Bar

Amy Wimmer

Owner, The Del-Bar