Health Council

An estimated 28,000 Dane County residents lack health insurance coverage including roughly 4,700 children. Without preventative care, these individuals access care at hospital emergency rooms or go untreated. When one child misses school because of a treatable illness, our whole community suffers. United Way and community partners are working to create innovative solutions aimed at tackling the underlying causes of this problem, not just putting a band-aid on the symptoms.

United Way of Dane County led the formation of a Health Council, which has united Dane County health care and government partners to create a healthier community. The focus of the Health Council’s work is on increasing access to “primary health care homes” and improving access to behavioral health care by integrating behavioral health services into primary care.

Health Council Members and Partners:

  • Renee Moe, Chair
    President & CEO
    United Way of Dane County
  • Damond Boatwright
    Regional President/CEO of Hospital Operations
    St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Terry Brenny
    CEO
    Stoughton Hospital
  • Jennifer Cheatham
    Superintendent
    Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Dean Groth
    Managed Market Manager
    Pfizer Inc.
  • Janel Heinrich
    Director
    Public Health Madison and Dane County
  • Mark Huth, M.D.
    CEO
    Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Jonathan Jaffery, M.D.
    Senior Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer,
    UW Health; President and CEO
    UW Health Accountable Care Organization
  • Ronald Lampert
    President & CEO
    Journey Mental Health Center
  • Ken Loving, M.D.
    CEO
    Access Community Health Centers
  • Art Nizza
    President & CEO
    UnityPoint Health – Meriter
  • Joe Parisi
    Dane County Executive
  • Bobby Peterson
    ABC for Health, Inc.
  • Martha (Molli) Rolli, M.D.
    Dane County Medical Society
  • John Rose
    Interim President
    Dean Clinic
  • Jon Rozenfeld
    President
    St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Paul Soglin
    City of Madison Mayor
  • Eric teDuits, D.D.S.
    Children’s Dental Center of Madison
  • Jim Thomson
    COO
    Physician’s Plus Insurance Corporation
  • Robert Turngren, M.D.
    President
    Meriter Medical Group

For more information about Health Council, please contact Sandy Erickson at (608) 246-4354 or

Sandy.Erickson@uwdc.org.