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Dean Clinic

The Leadership of Dean Clinic


Steven R. Caldwell 
System Vice President of Finance - Wisconsin


W. Gehren Rall
Vice President of Finance


Thomas N. Kirschbaum 
General Counsel - Wisconsin

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Stewart Watson, MD
President and CEO


Carolyn J. Ogland, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs

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

Randy Ruplinger, CFO

Randy Ruplinger
Chief Financial Officer

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

Rob Sanchez
Executive Director of Information Technology

David Docherty
Director of Business Development

Dean Sutton, General Counsel & Director of Legal

Dean Sutton
General Counsel & Director of Legal

Marcus Julian
Vice President of Operations

Linda Taplin Statz
System Vice President of Human Resources, SSM Wisconsin Region

Jamie Logsdon
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications

Donald A. Tuscany
Director of Financial Reporting and Controller

J.C. McWilliams

J.C. McWilliams
System Vice President of Managed Care and Network Management

Michael Weber
Executive Director of Sales and Retention

Ron Parton

Ron Parton
Chief Medical Officer

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