MILWAUKEE (5/3/2010) - Bob Duncan will join Children's Hospital and Health System Tuesday, June 1, as executive vice president of Community Services.
In his new role, Duncan will provide leadership for services and public health initiatives to enhance the lives of children in Wisconsin. He will serve as president of Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, as well as provide executive leadership for other community programs and services. In partnership with key stakeholders, he will ensure child welfare programs meet all quality measures and standards and will be responsible for improving the medical coordination, treatment and care of children in the community.
Duncan currently serves as director of the Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination and CoverKids in Nashville, Tenn. He has more than 15 years of experience in community relations, business development and public policy with the state of Tennessee and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Prior to joining Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in 1995, he was in commercial property insurance.
Duncan has a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis and a master's of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He has served as a volunteer board member for a number of community organizations, including the ABLE (Athletes Buidling Life Experiences) Youth Board, the Tennessee Community Service Agency Board, the University of Tennessee at Martin School of Business Advisory Board and the United Way of Tennessee Public Policy Board.
In 2009, Duncan received the United Way Child Advocacy Award and, in 2007, he was a UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Fellow. He was a finalist for the Memphis Business Journal Healthcare Hero Award and is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Memphis.
Duncan and his family will be relocating to Milwaukee.
Tom Gazzana to retire
Tom Gazzana, who has served as corporate vice president of Government Relations, Managed Care, Community Ventures and Planning and Marketing for Children's Hospital and Health System; president of Children's Community Health Plan; and interim president of Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, is retiring from Children's Hospital and Health System Wednesday, June 30.
Gazzana's many achievements since he joined the health system 15 years ago include:
- Led efforts that resulted in the formation of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
- Introduced the health system to child welfare services, which led to bringing Children's Service Society of Wisconsin into the health system in 2004. The affiliation was undertaken to provide comprehensive medical and social services to children in Milwaukee County and to expand the health system's services throughout Wisconsin.
- Created Children's Community Health Plan in 2007 to provide Medicaid (T-19)/Badger Care Plus coverage, now covering more than 34,000 members in southeastern Wisconsin. The plan has more than 5,000 providers and 25 hospitals in its provider network and recently received notice by the state that it will be one of four plans to negotiate for the next BadgerCare contract.
Prior to joining the health system, Gazzana was president and CEO of Managed Health Services, a local managed care organization. He became involved in the health insurance delivery and financing system during his years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin, where he ultimately served as vice president of Health Management. Gazzana and his wife, Nancy, reside in Wauwatosa, Wis.