Roy BudlongFort HealthCare is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to the organization’s board of directors. They are Roy Budlong, Fort Atkinson, James Fitzpatrick, Fort Atkinson, Craig Kozler, M.D., Cambridge and Shauna Meyer, M.D., Fort Atkinson.

Roy Budlong has been the President/CEO of PremierBank since 2013. Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President. He and his wife Jodi have lived in Fort Atkinson since 2004. He received his BS from Iowa State University Graduate School of Banking in Colorado. He has 33 years in banking and credit experience. Roy has served on area board of directors such as the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation, Opportunities, Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity, Jefferson County Bicycle Club, Fort Atkinson Booster Club and Rotary.

James Fitzpatrick, PhDJames Fitzpatrick is an Assistant Professor at National Louis University at the Chicago and Milwaukee campuses. Jim attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, from 1971-75 earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. In 1980, he earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa.  In the spring of 1999 Jim earned his PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In the course of an over forty year career in education Jim has served as a teacher, coach, and high school principal in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin.  He served as Superintendent of the School District of Fort Atkinson from 1999-2013.  Jim and his wife of 40 years, Therese, have lived in Fort Atkinson for 18 years.

Craig Kozler, MD, is board certified in Urology. He has practiced urology at Fort HealthCare since his completion of genitourinary Craig Kozler MDsurgical residency at the University of Michigan, in 2004. He has served as the Chief of Surgery for Fort Memorial Hospital since 2014.  Dr. Kozler and his family live in Cambridge.  His outside interests and accolades involve his membership in the Cambridge Outdoor Curling club since 2009, and recipient of the coveted “Most Valuable Curler” award in 2014.

Shauna Meyer, MD is a board certified in family medicine. She practices at UW Health in Fort Atkinson. Dr. Meyer is Chief of Staff. She received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Family Practice Residency Program-Madison. Her special interests include women’s health, obstetrics and geriatrics. Dr. Meyer and her family reside in Fort Atkinson and are very involved in the Fort Atkinson community.

Michael Wallace, Fort HealthCare President and CEO welcomes the new members to the board for a three year term that began in January. Board members may be reappointed for two additional terms.

Board members are chosen based on their professional skills and their ability to represent the healthcare needs of the various communities within the Fort HealthCare primary service area.

“These new members were selected because of their high regard for the welfare and vested interest of the communities they live in.” said Wallace. “Craig and Shauna’s medical backgrounds will help guide the board in our decisions that directly affect the health of our patients. Jim, with his background in education, will help us direct our resources in a manner that results in improved health status for those we serve. Roy provides valuable financial expertise as well as experience in various roles in the community.”

In addition to Budlong, Fitzpatrick, Kozler and Meyer, other Fort HealthCare board members are: community representatives Kathi Cauley, Fort Atkinson; Dean Johnson-Treasurer, Fort Atkinson;  Michael Rumpf-Chair, Cambridge; Sharon Schmeling, Jefferson; and providers Michael Anderson, M.D., Barry Cash, M.D.-Secretary, and Mary Beck Metzger, Advanced Practice Nurse

Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long term basis.