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Fort HealthCare Welcomes New Board Members

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

FORT ATKINSON – Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the organization’s board of directors, Carla Haubenschild, CLU, and Christi Ott.

Carla Haubenschild earned her bachelor’s degree in management from UW-Whitewater and her CLU and CLTC finance-based designations from the American College. Her background is in finance, having owned a financial planning practice with Northwestern Mutual for the last 14 years, and she has held various leadership positions within the company. Carla leads with an emphasis on relationship-building, direct communication, and authenticity. She enjoys listening intently, working with her team to problem-solve, and creating strategic financial solutions for her clients. She has been involved with other organizations in the community, including Women Who Care and the Rotary Club of Fort Atkinson, where she has served as president and is currently a board member. Carla lives and works in Fort Atkinson, enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and their three children, riding her peloton, and cares deeply about her community. She states, “As a community member, mom, and patient of Fort HealthCare, I am excited to learn more about our local healthcare system. I am hopeful that I will be able to use my professional expertise in finance, as well as board leadership experience, to contribute to board discussions and decisions. I think it will be an exciting time to be a part of this new chapter for Fort HealthCare and the communities it serves.”

Christi Ott earned her bachelor’s degree from Lewis University, Lockport, IL, and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She also served nine years as a Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) Strategic Planning Advisory Council member. Christi’s career as a financial services executive spanned leadership of frontline client services and various operations and technology teams. At Johnson Financial Group, she and her team led the implementation of the Bank’s entrée into digital and mobile banking as well as an enterprise-wide CRM implementation and Enterprise Content Management Program covering all lines of business within the financial services entity. As a member of the Executive Team, Christi’s vision for technology coupled with a comprehensive Branch Optimization Strategy that positively impacts the client experience proved critical with the development of multiple long-term strategic plans ensuring the enterprise remained relevant in this highly competitive arena. Christi previously served on the Fort HealthCare Board from January 2000 to May 2005 and saw the completion of the most extensive capital campaign in its history. She also currently serves as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for Athelo Health, Inc., which has developed the first biometric-anchored virtual coach for women with breast and gynecologic cancers. She enjoys visiting her daughter Kelly and her wife, Jessica, in Nashville. Chris states, “I recently retired and am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve again. The Mission of Fort HealthCare to improve the health and well-being of our community definitely aligns with my personal goals, and I am excited to work with the other board members to make this community the healthiest in Wisconsin.”

Michael Anderson, M.D., Fort HealthCare President & CEO, welcomes the new members to the board of directors. Board members are chosen based on their professional skills and ability to represent the healthcare needs of the various communities within the Fort HealthCare primary service area. “We are excited for Haubenschild and Ott to join our board of directors as they are already deeply vested in our community. They both have impressive backgrounds in finance, and I am certain that they will help our organization and community. I look forward to working with them and the rest of the Fort HealthCare board as we continue to serve our community by providing the highest quality in healthcare,” said Anderson.

In addition to Haubenschild and Ott, other Fort HealthCare board members are community representatives James Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. – Chair, Fort Atkinson; Tom Vinz – Secretary, Lake Mills; Roy Budlong – Vice Chair and Treasurer, Fort Atkinson; Richard Telfer, Ph.D., Whitewater; Christopher Martin; Fort Atkinson, and providers Bill Kontny, M.D., Paul Schuppner, D.O., Nate Fullerton, M.D., Stephanie Nottestad, M.D., and Mary Beck Metzger, DNP.

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.