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Office of the CEO

Nick Turkal, MD

Nick Turkal, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Nick W. Turkal, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As CEO, he is responsible for overall strategy and direction for one of Wisconsin’s leading integrated health systems and its largest private employer, with more than 33,000 employees. 

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Jeffrey K. Bahr, MD

Chief Clinical Officer and President, Aurora Health Care Medical Group

Responsible for:

  • Medical Group Governance and Management
  • Practice Optimization
  • System Clinical Program Development
Michael Brophy

Michael Brophy

Chief of Staff and Chief Communications Officer

Responsible for:

  • Chief of Staff to CEO
  • Employee Communications
  • Marketing
  • Public Affairs and External Communications
  • Strategic Planning
Cristy Garcia-Thomas

Cristy Garcia-Thomas

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and President, Aurora Health Care Foundation

Responsible for:

  • Aurora Health Care Foundation
  • Aurora Partnership Campaign
  • Culture
  • Community and Government Relations
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Operation and Strategic Leadership of Well Community Programs
  • Social Responsibility
Gail Hanson

Gail Hanson

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Responsible for:

  • Accounting
  • Business Office
  • Finance
  • Treasury Services
Rick Klein

Rick Klein

Chief of Business Strategy and Payer Relations

Responsible for:

  • Affiliations
  • Growth and Market Development
  • Managed Care Strategy
  • Market and Competitive Strategy
Mike Lappin

Mike Lappin

Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary

Responsible for:

  • Affiliations
  • Board Planning and Development
  • Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Transformation
Dennis Potts

Dennis Potts

Chief Operating Officer (interim) and Executive Vice President, South Region

Responsible for:

  • Aurora at Home
  • Aurora Behavioral Health - System Wide
  • Aurora System Facilities:
    • Construction
    • Real Estate
  • Operational and Strategic Leadership of South Region Clinics and Hospitals:
    • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
    • Aurora Medical Center Kenosha
    • Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
    • Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
    • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
    • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
    • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore
    • Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Executive Leadership Team

Jeff Bard

Jeff Bard

Executive Vice President, North Region and President, Oshkosh/Fond du Lac Patient Service Market

Responsible for:

  • Environmental Services
  • Food and Nutritional Services
  • Operational and Strategic Leadership of North Region Clinics and Hospitals
    • Aurora BayCare Medical Center
    • Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
    • Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh
    • Bay Area Medical Center Marinette
Patrick Falvey, PhD

Patrick Falvey, PhD

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Responsible for:

  • Analytics
  • Aurora Ventures, including Aurora Pharmacy
  • Care Management/Quality
  • Employer Products
  • Operations Improvement
  • Patient Experience
  • System Operations Project Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Transformation

Michael Grebe

Chief Legal Officer

Responsible for:

  • All legal affairs:
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Corporate Matters
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labor and Employment
    • Litigation
    • Real Estate
Shelly Hart

Shelly Hart

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Responsible for:

  • Health Law
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Provider Matters

Carrie Norbin Killoran

Executive Vice President, Central Region and President, Greater Milwaukee North and Sheboygan/Calumet Patient Service Market

Responsible for:

  • Operational and Strategic Leadership of Central
    Region Clinics and Hospitals:
    • Aurora Medical Center Grafton
    • Aurora Medical Center Summit
    • Aurora Medical Center Washington County
    • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
Mary Beth Kingston

Mary Beth Kingston, RN

Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Responsible for:

  • Clinical Education
  • Dialysis Service
  • eICU
  • Knowledge-Based Nursing
  • Interpreter Services
  • Nursing Leadership, Professional Nursing Practice and Research

Nan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Finance

Responsible for:

  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Forecasting and Budgeting
Amy Rislov

Amy Rislov

Chief Human Resources Officer

Responsible for:

  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Health and Wellness
  • Human Resources Shared Services
  • Security and Loss Prevention
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent and Organizational Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
  • Workforce Strategy
Rachel Roller

Rachel Roller

Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations

Responsible for:

  • Government Affairs
  • Community Relations
Sony Jacob

Preston Simons

Chief Information Officer

Responsible for:

  • Information Services