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  • Friend and Ally of EMS Joins Aurora Healthcare

    The former Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary under Kitty Rhoades, Kevin Moore, as been named as senior vice president of Medicaid strategy for Aurora Healthcare. Moore was a friend of EMS while with DHS, and was responsible for bringing the contracted provider for non-emergency transports of Title-19 patients into the forefront.

    Prior to joining Aurora, Moore was Medicaid director and administrator of the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In that role, he oversaw the state’s Medicaid program, providing services to more than 1.2 million members with a biennial budget exceeding $18.6 billion. He also administered the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), providing assistance to more than 800,000 Wisconsin residents with an annual budget of $1 billion.

    Moore previously served as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and has held a number of policy and research roles for state officials.

    Moore holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon completion of post-offer requirements, He will join Aurora in late October.

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    New Executive Director to Lead WEMSA

    The Wisconsin EMS Association board of directors has announced the appointment of Marc Cohen to the position of executive director. Marc becomes only the third executive director to lead the organization in nearly 25 years.

    Marc started with the association during the second week of September. “I am humbled and honored to be able to serve as Wisconsin EMS Association’s next Executive Director,” says Marc. According to WEMSA President, Josh, Kowalke, “We are excited to have him working with us and look forward to a future of continuing to serve each of our members by working together as Your Voice for EMS to promote education, share information, and facilitate legislative action.”

    Marc is a native of New York, but has called Milwaukee home for over 30 years. He received a B.A in Sociology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. He has a diverse and varied background which includes executive management and fund development with mission driven organizations. He has served as Executive Director at Congregation Shalom and Foundation Director of the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin. He also served as VP, Relationship Manager with PNC Wealth Management.

    He is a dynamic management and development professional with a passion for servant leadership with mission driven organizations. His span of responsibilities have included fund development, customer and volunteer relations, strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting, and operational and facilities management. He has extensive experience in board development and leadership training. He provided national consulting services in best practices including board development, and leadership transition throughout the United States.

    His community and volunteer activities include Founding Board Chair of Stellar Collegiate Charter School, Member of the Bel Canto Chorus Board, Executive Committee of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Member of the editorial board of the NATA Journal, Past Chair of National Association of Temple Administration, Chair of the NATA Investment and Consulting Committees. He has served as a member of the MJF Financial and Community Task Force. With his family he volunteers at the Agape Meal Program, Hunger Task Force, Feeding America and St. Ben’s Meal Program. In his spare time sings with the Bel Canto Chorus and is bass section leader at St. Josephat Basilica.

    Find out more about Marc on the Executive Director page.