Put names to faces and learn more about the individuals behind NEW HERC
Steve Pelch- Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition President
Steve Pelch is the Divisional Director of Safety & Security, Transport, Guest Services and Telecommunications for Hospital Sisters Health System - Eastern Wisconsin Division. Steve oversees hospital activities at St. Vincent, St. Mary’s, St. Nicolas and St. Clare that have interfaced with hospital emergency preparedness in partnership with the Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program since 2002. Currently Steve is the Board Chair for the Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Response Coalition.
Anna Destree - Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition Vice President
Anna serves as Public Health Officer and Administrator for the Brown County Health & Human Services – Public Health Division in Green Bay, WI. Prior to her role of Public Health Officer Anna served as a Public Health Educator for the Brown County Health Department and has been involved in public health and healthcare preparedness in Northeast Wisconsin for over 10 years.
Eric Braun - Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition Secretary
Eric Braun serves as the Director of Facilities and Support Services at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc. In that role he oversees 9 departments as well as construction projects and facility planning. In addition, he is responsible for the Environment of Care and Emergency Management for Joint Commission. Eric has been at Holy Family for four and a half years. Prior to Holy Family Eric worked at Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc and Faith Technologies, Sheboygan Office as a Construction Project Manager. Eric started working in Health Care sixteen years ago as a construction electrician and continued to focus on Heath Care after being promoted to Project Manager. Eric is also a member of the Whitelaw Volunteer Fire Department in Manitowoc County. He has been on the department for 23 years and currently the President as well as an Assistant Chief. Eric is excited to bring his experience in healthcare and volunteer fire fighting to the HERC as sectary of NEW HERC.
Genny Willemon - Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition Treasurer
Genny Willemon serves as the EMR Coordinator and Safety chair for the Brown County Community Treatment Center (BCCTC). In this role she oversee development of the software systems for the building as well as all of the emergency preparedness functions needed for state regulations. Genny is responsible for running all the training and exercises for emergency preparedness as well as the electronic medical records software systems. She has been a part of the HERC since 2016. Prior to working at the BCCTC she was a 911 dispatcher for Brown County for 5 years.
Mike Tedeschi - Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition WITRAC/WISCOM Coordinator
Mike Tedeschi works full time for the Green Bay Metro Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Within his rolls on the department he also serves as the Deputy Commander of the departments Honor Guard presenting our nations flag at public relation events and conducting firefighter funeral honors. In 2012 Mike was requested to join the East Central Incident Management Team as a communications specialist also known as a Communications Unit Leader (ComL). After completing his Command and General Staff training in December 2012 Mike joined the team and completed is Communications Unit Leader and Communications Unit Technician Training in 2015. After participating in exercises and trainings across the state Mike completed his Comm’s training with formal state recolonization as a ComL and ComT in 2017. As the NEW HERC WISCOM Coordinator, Mike is here to assist our region in WISCOM and WITRAC training.
Shawn Metzner - Northeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition Coordinator
Shawn has over 25 years in Public Safety with a focus on Special Operations. He has successfully organized and co-led a regional Search and Rescue Team, private Technical Rescue Team and coordinated a state disaster medical response team. Shawn has 4 years of experience working for a Healthcare Coalition as a Healthcare Emergency Planner and healthcare preparedness and response manager. Shawn has lead Healthcare Coalition response to more than 20 regional, state and federally declared disasters.