George Quinn, Executive Director
George Quinn has over 43 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare policy and management. Since 2014, Mr. Quinn has been the Executive Director of WCMEW. In 2016, WCMEW published “A Work in Progress: Building Wisconsin’s Future Physician Workforce”, authored by Mr. Quinn. Mr. Quinn also authored “100 New Physicians a Year: A Wisconsin Imperative” in 2011. Both reports focused on the physician workforce, making projections of future shortages and recommending policy solutions.
From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Quinn worked as an independent consultant. His engagements included a role as Senior Policy Advisor for the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), working in the areas of physician workforce and healthcare payment reform. He also completed a project providing financial consulting assistance for the Wisconsin Historical Foundation. Mr. Quinn served WHA as Senior Vice President from 1999 through 2011. He was also Vice President, Finance at WHA from 1979 through 1982. His responsibilities at WHA focused on healthcare finance policy, healthcare reform, healthcare costs, Medicare and Medicaid payment and policy, commercial insurance, healthcare quality, physician workforce, and rural hospital issues. He was also responsible for WHA’s internal operations. Prior to his positions at WHA, Mr. Quinn held a variety of senior-level financial positions for a number of health care systems and HMOs.
Richelle Andrae, Program Analyst
Richelle Andrae joined the WCMEW team in 2017 after completing her Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the La Follette School, UW-Madison. She previously worked with the Population Health Institute's Evidence-Based Health Policy Project, bringing non-partisan, high-quality health data and research to state legislators. Prior, she worked in direct service with under-served youth and families through financial literacy and employment programming, along with educational interventions for K-12 students. She managed 16 staff, 200+ volunteers, and community donors through a California AmeriCorps program, and also supervised an internship initiative with the City of Madison. In 2016, Ms. Andrae oversaw data collection and analysis for accountability measures with the Department of Children and Families' KidStat program.
Today, Ms. Andrae works closely with the Executive Director to manage WCMEW's various work groups, conduct analysis of programs and workforce policies, and develop publications including the monthly newsletter. She is excited to work in a field that values coalition-building, creativity in problem solving, and access to quality health services.
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