Olson and Turner Join MHCP Leadership Council, Other Interim Appointments


The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership’s (MHCP) Leadership Council was recently joined by Lisa Olson, Director of Medicaid for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and Scott Turner, President and Chief Operating Officer for Children’s Wisconsin, along with two interim appointments.

The MHCP Leadership Council is the oversight body of the MHCP consortium, responsible for the input, approval and monitoring of the MHCP plan priorities and activities as well as the consortium policies, procedures, membership and structure.  Its members include the senior-most executives of the four  Milwaukee-based health systems, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the five Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and the directors of the state, county and city health agencies.

Lisa Olson is currently the Medicaid Director at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Prior to this roll, Lisa served shortly as the Deputy Medicaid Director and as the DHS Assistant Deputy Secretary, where she played a critical leadership role through the COVID-19 pandemic and many other Department initiatives. Lisa has also served as the Department’s Legislative Director.   Prior to joining DHS, Lisa spent nine years at the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association, the statewide association of community health centers, serving most recently as the Policy and Program Director. She has a Master of Social Work degree and a BA from the University of Wisconsin. She is a board member for Share the Health, a free gynecology clinic for uninsured women in Madison. As Medicaid Director, Lisa joins the Council as a standing member along with the DHS Secretary, Karen Timberlake.

Scott Turner serves as president and chief operating officer for Children’s Wisconsin hospitals, the state’s only health system dedicated 100% to kids and teens. He also serves as executive vice president for Children’s Wisconsin.

In his role, Scott provides oversight for Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospital operations, specialty clinic locations throughout the state, and information systems.  Always focused on Children’s belief that kids deserve the best, he also oversees Children’s Research Institute and provides strategic guidance throughout the Children’s system, including identifying sustainable ways Children’s can continue to deliver the highest quality care.

Prior to joining Children’s in 2018, Scott was executive director for University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and chief operating officer for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He also spent nine years at Oregon Health & Science University where he served as the associate hospital administrator with responsibility for inpatient, outpatient and support services, and as the administrator for the Department of Pediatrics.  Scott also served as Senior Administrator for the Department of Medicine at University of Kansas Medical Center and Project Manager at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

Two interim appointments have also been made to the MHCP Leadership Council. Dr. Peter Stamas will serve as the Ascension Wisconsin representative to the Council until the Ascension North Market CEO is named. Dr. Stamas is the Administrator, Ascension St. Joseph and Ascension Elmbrook.

Finally, we welcome Angela Sanders to the Council who is serving as the Interim CEO for Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC), one of Milwaukee’s five FQHCs.  Dr. Sanders holds a Psy.D in clinical psychology and has served as the Chief Clinical Officer, overseeing behavioral health and community services, since 2020.

Thank you and welcome to the newest consortium leaders!