Our Leaders

Office of the CEO

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 31,000 employees. 

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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

Gerard Colman, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for:

  • Hospital, Clinic and Home Care Operations

Cristy Garcia-Thomas

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

Responsible for:

  • Aurora Health Care Foundation
  • Aurora Partnership Campaign
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Social Responsibility
  • Operation and Strategic Leadership of Well Community Programs:
    • Aurora Family Service
    • Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic
    • The Healing Center
    • Partnerships with Community Clinics

Gail Hanson

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for:

  • Accounting
  • Business Office
  • Finance
  • Treasury Services

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

Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary

Responsible for:

  • Affiliations
  • Aurora Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management
  • Compliance
  • Government and Community Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services

Executive Leadership Team

Andy Anderson, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer – System

Responsible for:

  • Aurora UW Medical Group
  • Aurora Academic Affairs/Medical Education
  • Case Management
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Infection Prevention
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Live Well Aurora
  • Medical Libraries
  • Medical Staff Service
  • Patient Safety Quality
  • Primary Care Redesign
  • Research
  • Risk Management

Jeffrey W. Bailet, MD

Executive Vice President and President, Aurora Health Care Medical Group

Responsible for:

  • Aurora Medical Group Integration and Operation
  • System Clinical Program Development

Jeff Bard

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

Responsible for:

  • Management of Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and Two Rivers, and Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay

Patrick Falvey, PhD

Executive Vice President and Integration Shared Services

Responsible for:

  • ACL
  • Aurora Venture, including Aurora Pharmacy
  • Aurora at Home
  • Care Management/Quality
  • Environmental Services
  • Food and Nutritional Services
  • Informatics
  • Patient Experience

Shelly Hart

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Responsible for:

  • All legal matters:
    • Litigation
    • Health Law
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Intellectual Property
    • Corporate Matters
    • Labor and Employment
    • Real Estate

Jerry Janis

Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning

Responsible for:

  • Enterprise Strategic Plan Development
  • Clinical & Operational Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Program and Project Management

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, 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

Eugene W. Monroe, MD

Executive Vice President and President, Aurora Health Care Medical Group

Responsible for:

  • Aurora Advanced Healthcare Integration and Operations
  • System Clinical Program Development

Nan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Finance

Responsible for:

  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Forecasting and Budgeting

Dennis Potts

Executive Vice President, South Region

Responsible for:

  • Operational and Strategic Leadership of South Region Clinics and Hospitals:
    • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
    • Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Kenosha, Summit and Washington County
    • Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
    • Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
    • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
    • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
    • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
    • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore
    • Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Amy Rislov

Chief Human Resources Officer

Responsible for:

  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Employee Health and Wellness
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management
  • Security and Loss Prevention
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Total Rewards
  • Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
  • Workforce Strategy

Rachel Roller

Senior Vice President,
Government and Community Relations

Responsible for:

  • Government Affairs
  • Community Relations

Preston Simons

Chief Information Officer

Responsible for:

  • Information Services