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Dean Clinic

The Leadership of Dean Clinic

Todd Burchill
System Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Marketing

W. Gehren Rall
Vice President of Finance


Steven R. Caldwell
System Vice President of Finance - Wisconsin

Linda Taplin-Statz
System Vice President of Human Resources - Wisconsin


Thomas N. Kirschbaum
General Counsel - Wisconsin

Seth Teigen, Regional VP - Ancillary Services

Seth R. Teigen
Regional Vice President - Ancillary Services


 Carolyn J. Ogland, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs

Stewart Watson, MD
President and CEO

Dean Clinic Board of Directors

John G. Rose, Jr, MD, Chair

Jane K. Pearson, MD, Vice Chair

Franklin P. Bendewald, MD

Tracy P. Cotter, MD

Amy E. Daley, MD

Gaurov Dayal, MD

Russell J. Hermus, MD

Chris D. Howard

Eric R. Lyerla, MD

Shane H. Peng, MD

John M. Phelan, MD

Paul M. Reber, DO

William P. Thompson

Adam C. Tierney, MD


Dean Health Plan

The Leadership of Dean Health Plan

Frank L. Lucia

Frank L. Lucia
President and CEO

John C. McWilliams

J.C. McWilliams
System Vice President of Strategy & Network Management

Marcus Julian
Vice President of Operations

Rob Sanchez
Executive Director of Information Technology

Kevin J. Borchert
Vice President of Product, Risk & Analytics

Donald A. Tuscany
Director of Financial Reporting and Controller

David Docherty
Director of Business Development

Michael Weber
Executive Director of Sales and Retention





Dean Health Plan Board of Directors

Michelle Behnke

Mark Covaleski, PhD

Gaurov Dayal, MD

Chris Howard

Ralph Kauten

Jane Pearson, MD

Shane Peng, MD

John Phelan, MD, Chair

John Rose, MD

William Thompson

Dean Foundation

The Leadership of Dean Foundation

Julie Pofahl

Julie Pofahl

Dean Foundation Board Chair


Anne Koplin, MD

Medical Director

Dean Foundation Board of Directors

Julieanne Pofahl, RN, BS, Chair

Abigail Christiansen, MD, Vice Chair

Theresa Behrs, MD, Secretary

David Gorwitz, Treasurer


Sandra Bruhn

Daniel Danahy, MD

Marshall Heyworth

Thomas Oakley

Victoria Szewczyk, MBA, CPA

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