Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc, Northwest District announced two new members joining its Board of Directors. Patrick Erickson, a manager with CliftonLarsonAllen LLC will bring his diverse taxation, audit and customer service expertise to the JA Board. Erickson graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and later earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Kathy Otto, an operations manager with Phillips-Medisize Medical Assembly also is joining the JA Board of Directors. She is a Southern Oregon University graduate with a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry and also earned a master’s of science in technology management from UW- Stout. She also received a Lean Certificate from Chippewa Valley Technical College. Otto began her career as a chemist and process engineer and after receiving her master’s degree, she transitioned into operations management.
Two new directors have recently joined HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals: Ken Brown has joined both hospitals as director of radiology services. Brown most recently served as regional radiology manager at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield. He is an established leader in imaging and practice management, and has managed both radiology and cardiology services at health care facilities in Montana, Iowa and California. Brown holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ashford University in Clinton, Ia. Kandi Mensing has joined both hospitals as director of dialysis services. Mensing most recently served as manager in people services at the southern Illinois division of Hospital Sisters Health System. She has more than 11 years of experience as a dialysis technician. Mensing holds a master’s degree in business administration from McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.