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Lynne Sexten

President and CEO

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

Under Sexten’s leadership, Agrace has grown to include four additional health services that complement its hospice program and has expanded its service area from five to 18 counties.

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Lynne Sexten

President and CEO

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

Under Sexten’s leadership, Agrace has grown to include four additional health services that complement its hospice program and has expanded its service area from five to 18 counties.

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, she was responsible for all inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Sexten 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.

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, including the Wisconsin Hospice & Palliative Care Association, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI). She has been recognized for her leadership, receiving numerous awards, including being named one of Madison’s 25 Most Influential People in 2015.

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.


Agrace Executive Leadership Team

Mary Barros

Vice President of Support Services

Mary Barros

Vice President of Support Services

As vice president of support services, Mary Barros oversees Agrace’s Housekeeping, Maintenance, Horticulture, Kitchen, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Supply Management, Agrace Adult Day Center, and Agrace Age at Home teams.

Mary joined Agrace in 2008 as a data administrator, then worked as facilities manager, facilities director and assistant vice president of support services. In 2013, Mary co-led the Janesville building project and, in 2019, helped our DME team prepare for its first Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) accreditation survey.

Mary obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. Norbert College.

Jen Flugaur

Vice President of Clinical Excellence

Jen Flugaur

Vice President of Clinical Excellence

As vice president of clinical excellence, Jen Flugaur oversees Agrace’s Clinical Education, Inpatient Care, Quality, Compliance, Infection Prevention and Health Information Management (HIM) teams.

Jen joined Agrace in 2008 as a Registered Nurse and has worked in Quality and Compliance since 2013.  Since 2015 she 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, Jen 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.

Amie Goldman

Vice President of Innovation

Amie Goldman

Vice President of Innovation

As vice president of innovation, Amie Goldman oversees Agrace’s Business Development, Marketing, Access, Sales and Supportive Care teams.

Before joining Agrace’s Executive Leadership Team, Amie served on Agrace’s board of directors. She has more than 20 years of experience in health care financing, policy and administration.

Amie serves on the boards of directors for Lussier Community Education Center, Camp Randall Rowing Club and National Guardian Life Insurance Company. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned a master’s degree in Social Service Administration and a certificate in Healthcare Administration and Policy from the University of Chicago.

Jenny Malak

Vice President of Homecare Operations

Jenny Malak

Vice President of Homecare Operations

As vice president of homecare operations, Jenny Malak oversees Agrace’s hospice homecare operations, its chronic specialty care program, and Agrace Grief Support.

Jenny is a registered nurse and is certified in hospice and palliative nursing. She has held positions as a hospital staff nurse and an ambulatory care charge nurse. Her prior roles with Agrace include hospice nurse case manager, clinical team manager and director. She received her master’s degree in nursing leadership from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

Jenny is active in the community, serving on a number of local and national committees, including the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation’s (NPHI) Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Operations Officer forum, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) quality and standards committee, the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders’ new membership committee and the Wisconsin Nurses Association Workforce Advocacy Council.

Jennifer Maurer

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Maurer

Chief Financial Officer

In her role as the chief financial officer, Jennifer Maurer oversees the Finance and Technology teams 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.

Jennifer is a Wisconsin Licensed CPA and received her accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Kari Potter

Vice President of Human Resources

Kari Potter

Vice President of Human Resources

As vice president of human resources, Kari Potter oversees Agrace’s human resources, volunteer services and employee engagement programs, and leads its Veterans Affairs Task Force.

Kari has more than 25 years of human resources management experience, most recently serving as the senior director of human resources for UW Health, a Madison-based integrated academic health care system with more than 15,000 employees and physicians.

Kari earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in human resources management, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is a member of several local and national human resources and health care professional organizations such as the American Medical Group Association CHRO Council, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Wisconsin Healthcare Human Resources Association.


Agrace Board of Directors

Chris Queram

Chair

Former President/CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

Chris Queram

Former President/CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

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

CEO and Chairman, Capitol Bank

Ken Thompson

CEO and Chairman, 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

Steve DiTullio

Attorney, DeWitt, LLP

Steve DiTullio

Attorney, DeWitt, LLP

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 Services, Lands’ End

Kelly Ritchie

SVP, Employee Services, 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

Retired Vice Chairman, Findorff

Dave Beck-Engel

Retired Vice Chairman, Findorff

Tanika Apaloo

Assistant Director, UW South Madison Partnership

Tanika Apaloo

Assistant Director, UW South Madison Partnership

Casey FitzRandolph

Partner & Account Executive, M3 Insurance

Casey FitzRandolph

Partner & Account Executive, M3 Insurance

Gary Gussel

Chairman of the Board, Travel Mart, Incorporated. Travel Mart Operations, LLC. Dairyland Operations, LLC.

Gary Gussel

Chairman of the Board, Travel Mart, Incorporated. Travel Mart Operations, LLC. Dairyland Operations, LLC.

Carol Koby

Owner/Principal, Koby Communication Services, LLC

Carol Koby

Owner/Principal, Koby Communication Services, LLC

Willie D. Larkin, Ph.D.

President and CEO, MindOverMatter Presentations

Willie D. Larkin, Ph.D.

President and CEO, MindOverMatter Presentations

Judi Martinez

Director, Financial Advisor, The Burish Group of UBS

Judi Martinez

Director, Financial Advisor, The Burish Group of UBS

Bernie McCracken

Vice President Chief Accounting Officer, Lands’ End, Inc.

Bernie McCracken

Vice President Chief Accounting Officer, Lands’ End, Inc.

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

Retired, University of Wisconsin Madison

Derrick Smith

Retired, 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