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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

Assistant Vice President of Quality and Compliance

Jen Flugaur

Assistant Vice President of Quality and Compliance

As Assistant Vice President of Quality and Compliance, 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) and has obtained her Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance from George Washington University.

Julia Houck

Chief Strategy Officer

Julia Houck

Chief Strategy Officer

As chief strategy officer for Agrace, Houck oversees business development, outreach, admissions and human resources. She joined Agrace in 2009 as vice president, human resources.  Prior to employment with Agrace, she held executive level positions at Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN, Marshall Erdman & Associates and Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.  Houck holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree from Edgewood College and holds PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification.

Jenny Malak

Assistant Vice President of Homecare

Jenny Malak

Assistant Vice President of Homecare

In her role as the assistant vice president of homecare, Jenny Malak oversees home care operations at Agrace.  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.

Brian Tennant

Chief Administrative Officer

Brian Tennant

Chief Administrative Officer

In his role as chief administrative officer, Tennant is responsible for strategic direction and operational oversight for information technology and health information management (HIM). In addition, Tennant also oversees Agrace’s home medical equipment function, Age at Home senior care line, marketing & communications, volunteer services and employee engagement. Prior to Agrace, he served as vice president–information services at Bethesda Lutheran Communities, a national nonprofit organization serving people with developmental disabilities, and in a variety of consulting management positions at Berbee Information Networks Corporation (now CDW). Tennant graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a master’s in business administration–accounting & information systems and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

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

Dr. Ann Sheehy

Chair

Clinical Associate Professor Division Head, Hospital Medicine, UW Department of Medicine

Chris Queram

Vice Chair

President & CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

Ken Thompson

Secretary

President & CEO, Capitol Bank

Dr. Jonathan Jaffery

Treasurer

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

Michael Fitzpatrick

Past Chair

Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Dr. Lou Bernhardt

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

Dr. Toby Campbell

Chief of Palliative Care, UW Health

Steve DiTullio

Attorney, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

Brian Happ

President & CEO, ERDMAN

Patrick Ryan

President/CFO, Ryan Brothers Ambulance

Tim Size

Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Dr. Pamela Wetzel

Chief Medical Officer, UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Jane Wiedenbeck

Owner, Wiedenbeck, Inc.


Foundation Board of Directors

Patrick Ryan

Chair

President/CFO, Ryan Brothers Ambulance

G. Linn Roth

Vice Chair

Former CEO & Owner, Locus Incorporated

William Albright

Secretary

Chairman & Former President, First Community Bank, Milton

Dave Beck-Engel

Treasurer

Vice Chairman, Findorff

Steve DiTullio

Past Chair

Attorney, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

Craig Christianson

VP, Commercial Operations and Director, Promega Corporation

Greg Dombrowski

President, Madison Region, Johnson Financial Group

Gerald “Jay” Everard

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, US Bank

Gary Gussel

President, Travel Mart, Inc.

Carol Koby

Executive Producer/ Host All About Living and Living Minutes, Mid-West Family Broadcasting

Willie Larkin

Owner, MindOverMatter Presentations, Inc.

Judi Martinez

Director, Financial Advisor, The Burish Group of UBS

Terry Murawski

President, Murawski & Associates, LLC

Bill Schendt

Retired Vice Chairman, Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Derrick Smith

Director of Development, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Mary Bonte Spath

CFO and Treasurer, Kalahari Resorts

Sheila Boothby Stevens

Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP