NEENAH, Wis. – Two leaders will join the ThedaCare Board of Trustees, the governing body for the local, not-for-profit health care organization.
Jim Kotek, President and CEO of Menasha Corporation and Chair of the ThedaCare Board of Trustees, announced Charles Dallas and Anitha Rao, MD, MA, have been elected to the Board, effective January 1, 2021.
“The ThedaCare Board is proud to support the organizations’ vision of Population Health, empowering patients and the community to improve their health and wellbeing through access to comprehensive care, programs and services,” said Kotek. “Board members ensure the organization advances its mission of improving community health, while providing financial and quality oversight and strategic decision-making.”
“We are grateful that our Board supports decisions to help ensure safe care for patients and families in our communities,” said Imran A. Andrabi, MD, ThedaCare President and CEO. “Charles Dallas and Dr. Anitha Rao will be significant additions to the board, and will ensure our mission is strong and our focus is unwavering on the delivery of quality care to those we are privileged to serve.”
Charles Dallas is a Merger & Acquisition Advisor at Cornerstone Business. Previously, he worked for Genex Cooperative for 30 years in the finance division, where he also served as officer on their board of directors for more than two decades. He is committed to volunteerism, giving his time to more than 25 non-profits and organizations such as Bay Area Workforce Development and the Shawano School Board. Dallas has also served on the ThedaCare Shawano Board of Trustees for more than nine years.
“For nearly a decade, I have supported the mission to improve the health of the communities and growth goals of ThedaCare, and look forward to being part of the future development,” said Dallas. “Coming from a rural community like Shawano, it is important that patients feel confident knowing we have a health system in our region that delivers comprehensive care, and they don’t need to go far to get the kind of care they deserve.”
Dr. Anitha Rao, is a geriatric neurologist and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Neurocern, the leading neuroinformatics and data analytics company that provides strategic and medical insights for enterprise clients. Dr. Rao is double board-certified in Neurology and Psychiatry and is one of only 600 dementia experts in the nation with subspecialty training in Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to joining the ThedaCare Board of Trustees, she serves as the newly elected 2020-2022 Vice-Chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s Geriatric Section and she sits on the Innovation and Steering committee at the Society of Actuaries, and the Long Term Care Insurance ThinkTank. Her pioneering research has been highlighted by the Society of Actuaries, American Health Insurance Plans and the Alzheimer’s Association.
“I look forward to joining the ThedaCare Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Rao. “I deeply believe in ThedaCare’s dedication to becoming a leader in Population Health. To improve outcomes, it’s essential for our health systems to work with communities and understand people from a physical, social and genetics point of view. By providing easy access to high quality care, we can empower people to live their best lives through better health.”
ThedaCare Board of Trustees – Effective January 1, 2021
|Imran A. Andrabi, MD
President and CEO
|David Koeper, MD
Fox Valley Nephrology Partners
Vice President Care Operations
|Jim Kotek (Board Chair)
President and CEO
President and COO
Vice President-Business Banking
Denmark State Bank
|Patrick Brennan, MD
Surgical Associates of Neenah
|Dr. Anitha Rao
Founder and CEO Neurocern
|Mark Burstein (Board Vice Chair)
|Terry Timm (Board Immediate Past Chair)
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer-Retired
Merger & Acquisition Advisor
|Norma Turk, MD
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton
Great Northern Corporation
Kimberly-Clark North America
For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health of the communities it serves in northeast and central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 600,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 health care professionals. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including seven hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their best lives through easy access to individualized care, supporting each person’s own health and wellbeing. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand unique needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care
Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.
For more information, visit thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on social media. Members of the media should call Cassandra Wallace, Public and Media Relations Consultant at 920.442.0328 or the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah switchboard at 920.729.3100 and ask for the marketing person on call.