Be Well Fox Valley

Be Well envisions a Fox Valley where all people have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and happier. We engage a broad spectrum of people from the community, health systems, public health, business, non-profits, education, philanthropy, and the faith community working together to advance a culture of health and well-being for all in the Fox Valley.

Who We Are

Imran Andrabi, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
ThedaCare
Monica Hilt
Hospital President
Ascension Fox Valley / Stevens Point Hospitals
John Newman, MD
President & Chief Medical Officer
Aurora Health Care

Gail Ostrander, RN, MS, MBA
Vice President Northeast Regional Services
Children’s Wisconsin
Penny Ransom
Chief Administrative Officer
Network Health

Kurt Eggebrecht

Health Officer

Appleton Health Department

Bonnie Kolbe

Health Division Manager/Health Officer

Calumet County Health Department

Nancy McKenney

Public Health Director

City of Menasha Health Department

 

Mary Dorn

Deputy Director

Outagamie County Health & Human Services

Doug Gieryn

Director/Health Officer

Winnebago County Health Department

 

Tom Boldt
CEO
The Boldt Company
Bill Breider
President & CEO
YMCA of the Fox Cities
Bridget Clementi
Vice President Community Health
Children’s Wisconsin
Curt Detjen
President & Chief Executive Officer
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Mary Ann Dilling
President & CEO
Oshkosh Area United Way
Mary Dorn
Deputy Director
Outagamie County Health & Human Services
Ieva Engel
Director, Physician Practice Operations
Ascension
Jennifer Frank, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Clinically Integrated Network
ThedaCare
Doug Gieryn
Director/Health Officer
Winnebago County Health Department
Patti Habeck
President & CEO
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Brenda Haines
Co-Founder
Blue Door Consulting
Chris Hess
President & CEO
Goodwill Industries NCW

 

Mark Jenike, PhD
Associate Professor
Lawrence University Dept. of Anthropology
Anne Jenkins
Director of Strategy & Capabilities
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Peter Kelly
President & CEO
United Way Fox Cities
Paula McNeil, DNP
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing
Paula Morgen
Director of Community Health
ThedaCare
John Newman, MD
President, Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh
Chief Medical Officer, Oshkosh Fond du Lac Market
Aurora Health Care
Gail Ostrander
Vice President Northeast Regional Services
Children’s Wisconsin
Jennifer Quadracci
Vice President Customer Experience
Network Health
Mark Rohloff
City Manager
City of Oshkosh
Greg Vandenberg
Director of Giving and Community Engagement
U.S. Venture, Inc. 
Lee Vogel, MD
Executive Director
Mosaic Family Health

 

WENDY KRUEGER
Executive Director, Be Well Fox Valley
United Way Fox Cities
AMANDA ROSS
AmeriCorps Program Manager
United Way Fox Cities
GREG SIKOWSKI
AmeriCorps Member
SARAH WRIGHT, RN, MBA
Consultant / Project Leader, Be Well Fox Valley
Best Life Health Solutions

What We Do

The health of individuals is significantly impacted by the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age (social determinants).

Be Well Fox Valley works to improve the conditions in our community necessary to improve the health and well-being of individuals through our five goals.

OUR GOALS

HEALTHY LOCAL SETTINGS

that promote healthy choices & behaviors

A VIBRANT REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM

that provides access to healthy, affordable food

A COHESIVE AND CONNECTED MULTI-MODAL NETWORK

that provides recreation AND transportation options for all people

INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES

that foster social connection

STRONG COMMUNITY-CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS

that help prevent and manage chronic disease

Our Guiding Principles

Be Well Fox Valley

Be Community Driven

We value the contributions of community members and will strive to engage them in this work and elevate leaders within the community.
Be Well Fox Valley

Work Through Strong Partnerships

Partnerships are key to the success of Be Well. We can maximize our collective impact through shared goals and responsibilities, and building capacity of our partners in this work.
Be Well Fox Valley

Maximize Value of Community Resources

Alignment of work is critical to making the most of the resources in our community, and maximizing the impact of our collective work.
Be Well Fox Valley

Prioritize Equitable Solutions

We believe that all people, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, education, beliefs, or their zip code deserve the opportunity to live their best life. We will prioritize efforts that promote health and well-being for the underserved in our community.
Be Well Fox Valley

Implement Co-Benefit Solutions

Many of the evidence-based community solutions we employ have multi-faceted benefits in social, spiritual, mental, physical and financial health for individuals and the community as a whole.
Be Well Fox Valley

Employ Innovation

We employ strategies informed by evidence of success, while incorporating innovative ideas to reach people in ways that are meaningful and inspiring to them.
Be Well Fox Valley

Achieve Measurable Results

We will focus on strategies that achieve results, tracking our reach, analyzing with an equity lens, and using data to inform initiatives and make adjustments for maximum impact.

AmeriCorps

The Be Well Fox Valley (BWFV) AmeriCorps members will support the BWFV initiative, partner host site organizations, and community members.  Members will serve at partner host site organizations  throughout Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties and will provide capacity building services and health education to improve physical, mental, and social health and well-being throughout the Fox Valley.

AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps

BWFV AMERICORPS IS RECRUITING MEMBERS FOR THE 2021-2022 SERVICE TERM!

Members will provide capacity building services and health education opportunities to improve physical, mental, and social health and well-being throughout the Fox Valley. Due to the ongoing pandemic, members may also provide education and capacity building services towards activities that address health and safety concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the service term, members will receive:

  • hands-on experience health and human services experience
  • professional development opportunities
  • opportunities to give back to the Fox Valley community
  • a living allowance
  • education award to use towards qualified student loans and/or tuition costs after successful completion of the program

Please contact [email protected] with questions or to submit an application!

BWFV AMERICORPS IS RECRUITING HOST SITE ORGANIZATIONS:

The Be Well Fox Valley AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications for organizations in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties to host an AmeriCorps member for summer 2021 AND for the 2021-2022 service term!

To learn how a BWFV AmeriCorps member can support your organization:

  • View the recording of the “Introduction to BWFV AmeriCorps” webinar.
  • View the “Program Information Document” links below found by the host site application materials
  • Contact Amanda Ross:  [email protected]

To apply to be an AmeriCorps host site, please complete the appropriate application below.

HOST SITE APPLICATIONS AND PROGRAM INFORMATION DOCUMENTS:

 

WHAT IS AMERICORPS?

AmeriCorps is a federally funded national service program, which engages over 80,000 members in service each year to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

Contact Us

Please provide the following information and any questions, concerns, thoughts, or ideas you may have about Be Well Fox Valley.

Address:

c/o United Way Fox Cities
1455 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

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United Way Fox Cities is the backbone organization for Be Well Fox Valley