Four Named to Vice President Roles at Rogers Behavioral Health

OCONOMOWOC, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anne Ballentine, Jack Collier, Kim Effertz, CAPSW, and Barbara Whitstone
have all been named to vice president roles at Rogers Behavioral Health.

Anne Ballentine has been named Vice President – Communications.
In this role, she oversees the integrated strategic communication plan
aimed at heightening the awareness of the health system’s sites and
services with both internal and external audiences. She holds a
bachelor’s degree in communication arts and sciences as well as a minor
in business administration from DePauw
. Prior to joining Rogers, Ballentine held a similar role
with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and earlier worked as an anchor and
reporter at several television stations including WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee.
In addition, Ballentine serves on the Milwaukee
and Camp
boards of directors, Milwaukee
Women Inc
.’s Steering Committee, and the DePauw
University Alumni Board

Jack Collier has been named Vice President — Development. In
this role he oversees all aspects of construction, acquisition, and
development of properties and facilities on behalf of the system.
Collier holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration – marketing
from University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
. Prior to joining Rogers, Collier spent more
than 30 years in the real estate industry. He has significant expertise
in market and development feasibility, acquisitions, financing and
zoning approvals, as well as design and construction oversight of both
new and redeveloped properties. His background includes the development
and management of properties in Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee and North

Kim Effertz has been named Vice President — Admission Services.
In this role, she is responsible for assuring the highest level of
service to patients and families accessing care throughout the health
system, including admissions and utilization management functions. In
addition, she supports key system initiatives and ensures adherence to
professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state
and local requirements, as well as Joint Commission standards. Effertz
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in child and family studies from the University
of Wisconsin–Madison
and a Master of Social Work degree from the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
. She is also licensed in the State of
Wisconsin as a Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW). She
has been in working in the Rogers’ admissions department since 1999.

Barbara Whitstone has been named Vice President — Facilities. In
this role, she supports the day-to-day operations at each Rogers
location, including the review and implementation of housekeeping and
environmental services, capital replacement planning and staff training
on Life Safety Code, CMS and state physical plant regulations. Whitstone
holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Ripon
. She is certified by the Building
Service Contractors Association International
as a Registered
Building Service Manager (RBSM). Prior to joining Rogers, Whitstone
served as senior vice president of business operations at
Milwaukee-based Cleanpower, where she was instrumental in their move to
more sustainable cleaning processes.

“With the addition of these talented and experienced leaders, Rogers
Behavioral Health has made an important investment that supports our
growth and ability to better serve our patients, their families, and our
dedicated Rogers team,” said Patrick Hammer, President and CEO.”

Based in Wisconsin, Rogers Behavioral Health is a private,
not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services and is nationally
recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services.
Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI, Rogers offers
evidence-based treatment for adults, children and adolescents with
and mood disorders,
and anxiety disorders
, and posttraumatic
stress disorder
. Rogers provides hospital and outpatient
services in Brown Deer, Oconomowoc, and West Allis, Wisconsin, and
outpatient services in Appleton, Madison, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, as
well as Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Tampa. The System also
Memorial Hospital Foundation
, which supports patient care,
programs, and research; and
, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of
mental health challenges. For more information, visit



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Rebecca Chipman