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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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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