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Chris Woleske

Health Care
System executive vice president and regional president of Bellin Region, Bellin Health and Gundersen Health System  |  Green bay

In December, Chris Woleske became system executive vice president and regional president of the Bellin region following the merger of Green Bay-based Bellin Health and La Crosse-based Gundersen Health System. The merger created a $2.4 billion system.

Woleske was named president and chief executive officer of Bellin in 2018. Prior to the merger, the health system had more than 5,000 employees with a geographic reach spanning northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is comprised of Bellin Hospital, Bellin Psychiatric Center, 29 Bellin Health primary and specialty care physician clinics and retail health clinics. She is credited with supporting the strategic planning and operational execution of key initiatives for Bellin Hospital, Bellin Medical Group, Bellin Specialty Group, Bellin Psychiatric Center and Bellin Health Oconto Hospital.

Before joining Bellin, Woleske practiced law at Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry in Green Bay and was an owner and manager of a family business, Woleske Construction Co.

Woleske is a past chair of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Board and currently serves on Marquette University’s board of trustees, the Wisconsin Hospital Association board of directors and the Green Bay Packers board of directors.

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; J.D., Marquette University Law School

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