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Leadership
Community Care, Inc. is led by an independent board of directors made up of member representatives and leaders from the medical, business and civic communities, and an executive team of experienced administrative leaders.

Senior Leadership

 

Kenneth Munson
Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Munson is the Community Care CEO. Prior to joining the organization in 2013, he held several roles leading large, complex nonprofit and governmental organizations.

He most recently served as a Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he represented the HHS Department Secretary on a wide range of health and social service issues in the six-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Kenneth twice served as deputy secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in Madison, Wisconsin. He also previously served for five years as president and CEO of Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, the largest private nonprofit child welfare agency in Wisconsin. During his time there he managed more than 80 programs including mental health, education and prevention programming at sites statewide serving 85,000 children and adults annually. Kenneth also held several positions in the city of Milwaukee government, including deputy director of administration, executive director of the Fire and Police Commission, and assistant city attorney. Kenneth earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Kenneth Munson
Chief Executive Officer 
 

Christy Smith
Chief Financial Officer

Christy Smith is the Chief Financial Officer at Community Care. With more than 30 years of experience in finance and auditing, she has held senior leadership roles in hospital systems and nonprofit organizations. Christy has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration. In addition, she is a board member for a local warming shelter and an assistant treasurer for a Milwaukee-based church.
Christy Smith
Chief Financial Officer 
 

Mary Parish-Gavinski, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mary Gavinski has been the Community Care Chief Medical Officer since 1988. Mary is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. She serves as chairperson of the Milwaukee County Medical Society’s Community Collaboration on Health Care Quality committee.

Mary is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at both the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She teaches medical students, residents and geriatric fellows on the subjects of geriatric education, Medicare and Medicaid Services and the PACE model of community-based long-term care.

Mary Parish-Gavinski, MD 
Chief Medical Officer
 

Edward Kohl
Chief Program Officer

Edward Kohl serves as the Community Care Chief Programs Officer. Ed joined Community Care in 2007, bringing with him more than 24 years of healthcare experience. He oversees each of Community Care’s programs and is integral to the organization’s expansion efforts. He has spent his entire career working at nonprofit, mission-based organizations that are dedicated to helping improve the quality of lives for those most in need.

Edward Kohl
 Chief Program Officer
 

Virginia Kramer
Chief Information Officer

Virginia Kramer is the Community Care Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for implementing and managing technology solutions for the organization.

Prior to joining Community Care, Virginia served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer at MasterLink Corporation, a consulting firm, where she conducted strategic assessments of technological innovations for clients. Prior to that, she owned her own consulting firm and taught information technology fundamentals.

Virginia earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Arts and Business Administration from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and holds an Advanced Technical Certificate in Networking from Waukesha Area Technical College. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and a former member of the Cisco Technical Leadership Council.

Virginia Kramer
Chief Information Officer 
 

Michael Garlie
Chief Compliance, Quality and Risk Officer

Michael Garlie is the Community Care Chief Compliance, Quality and Risk Officer. Mike joined the organization in 2006, bringing with him more than 20 years of healthcare experience in laboratory and hospital settings and as a compliance consultant to the healthcare industry. He has extensive experience managing the quality, risk and compliance programs at major hospitals within Southeastern Wisconsin. He is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining Community Care’s programs, policies, and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements and applicable accreditation standards. He also oversees Community Care’s quality functions and safeguards the organization, its members, reputation, and assets by identifying and managing threats to the organization’s success. He is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). He is also a former combat medic in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Michael Garlie
Chief Compliance, Quality and Risk Officer 
 

Sherrice Gilcreast
Chief Administrative Officer

Sherrice Gilcreast is the Community Care Chief Administrative Officer. She is responsible for directing the human resources, marketing and communications, business development and facilities departments. Joining Community Care in 2008, Sherrice brings with her more than 10 years of progressive human resources experience in management, compensation and benefits administration, training and development, employee relations and recruitment in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Sherrice has a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration and a master’s degree in Organizational Management.

Sherrice Gilcreast
Chief Administrative Officer 
 

Kelly Carter
Program Officer

Kelly Carter is the Community Care Program Officer. She joined the company in 1999 as a group home manager. She currently oversees Community Care’s PACE and Partnership programs. In 2014, Kelly was nominated to the National PACE Organization Board of Directors. As a registered nurse, she has held roles in both direct care and administration, including positions as site administrator and public health nurse at the Milwaukee Health Department. Kelly Carter is the Community Care Program Officer. She joined the company in 1999 as a group home manager. She currently oversees Community Care’s PACE and Partnership programs. As a registered nurse, she has held roles in both direct care and administration, including positions as site administrator and public health nurse at the Milwaukee Health Department.

Kelly Carter
Program Officer 
 

Catherine Rapp
Clinical Services Officer

Catherine Rapp is the Community Care Clinical Services Officer. She oversees the nursing, rehabilitation, home care, behavioral health and dental services departments. She has held roles as chief nursing officer and oncology clinical nurse specialist and has published works in the areas of person-centered caring, cancer pain management, and central line care. Cathy serves on the Board of The Hope Center, a non-profit agency committed to preventing homelessness in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Catherine Rapp
Clinical Services Officer 
   

Our Board of Directors

Community Care, Inc. is governed by a community board of directors. The board consists of business and community leaders with varying expertise and experiences. Together they oversee the strategic and financial decisions that shape our future.

Community Care's board members include:

Robert Goldstein
Robert P. Goldstein, Chair
Founder
Center for Nonprofit Excellence 

Daniel Brophey, CPA
(Retired) Partner
Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP
 
Marianne Canter
Executive Director
Stillwaters Cancer Support Services

Ed Corrigan
Director of Finance & Operations
Clean Tech Partners

Edmund Duthie, Jr., MD
Division Chief, Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Rick Gebhardt
President
Injectec

Brenda C. Gray
Executive Director
Milwaukee Area Health Education Center

Ben Greenebaum
(Retired) Professor of Physics
University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kimberly Kane 
President & Founder
Kane Communications Group
 
Anne Kiekhofer
Member
Community Care, Inc.

Gil Llanas, Vice Chair
(Retired) Director of Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Foundation 
 
Yvette M. Rowe
Business Operations Manager - Health
Health Department, City of Milwaukee 

Lori Stortz, CPA
Chief Audit Executive
University of Wisconsin System
 
Richard Theado
(Retired) Executive Director of Planning Council
Health and Human Services, Inc.

Mark Thomas
Associate Director
Sojourner Family Peace Center 
 
Martha Valerio
(Retired) Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Northwestern Mutual

Stephen C. VanderBloemen, CPA
Managing Partner
The VanderBloemen Group, LLC

Wendell E. Willis
Chief Operating Officer
Milwaukee Public Schools


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