Our Executive Team 2017-09-22T09:12:51+00:00

Choosing Our Leaders Wisely

Meeting our members’ needs—physically, emotionally, socially and financially—is a responsibility we take very seriously. At My Choice, we accept the challenge of acting as stewards of the Family Care program, and are committed to serving each member to the best of our ability.

With so many people—both members and providers—counting on us, we have been extremely diligent about assembling a leadership team that is passionate about helping people and dedicated to our mission. We encourage you to reach out to them with your thoughts or concerns, and welcome your input as part of our continued growth.

Our CEO Welcomes You to My Choice Family Care

Maria Ledger, Chief Executive OfficerMaria has served as the head of My Choice Family Care since February 2006. She is responsible for the overall operations of the managed care organization and for developing and maintaining the necessary systems infrastructure to support our mission and vision.

Before accepting this position, she served as the Associate Director of the Center on Age & Community (CAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has more than 15 years of experience working for Milwaukee County’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Department on Aging.

Maria has a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Jim Hodson, Chief Financial OfficerSince 2004, Jim has served as the chief financial officer for My Choice Family Care, managing an annual budget of more than $307 million on behalf of more than 8,400 members. He directs the accounting, finance, and contracting operations, as well as strategic planning and forecasting, business development, financial management, systems development, and administrative functions.

He is a certified public accountant with 25 years of financial management experience in long-term and managed care. He has worked for private, nonprofit, and public accounting organizations, and has extensive knowledge in the area of state and federal price and cost-based payment systems.

Jim received both his BS and MBA in accounting from Marquette University. He is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves as a board member with the City of Greenfield Community Development Authority Committee.

Betsy Van Heesch, Chief Operations OfficerAs Chief Operations Officer with My Choice Family Care, Betsy provides leadership for program operations and oversight of senior level staff across such functions as quality, nursing, medical services, best practice, enrollment/eligibility, and care management. She also ensures that operations and plans are appropriately integrated with the organization’s strategic plan and maintains constructive relations with state and federal partners, legislators, and community partners.

As a graduate from Concordia University’s Health Services Administration program, Betsy brings over 20 years of long-term care, managed care, and governmental sector  experience to My Choice Family Care. She excels at creating and implementing innovative programs designed to build upon organizational success and drive future growth.

Kevin Collins, General Councel & Chief Compliance OfficerKevin is responsible for all legal and compliance affairs of the organization including governance, contracts, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, HIPAA privacy and security, and program integrity.

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate and health law attorney, including private practice and in-house positions in the healthcare, health insurance, and pharmaceutical sectors. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

The My Choice Family Care Board of Directors is comprised of a number of industry professionals, advisors, and representatives of the populations served by our managed care organization, including:

Dr. Ken Byom
Arlyn Doehler
Lynda Krellwitz
Michael Mayo, Sr.
Thomas Orendorff
Maria Rodriguez
Lee Seese

We appreciate the commitment of these board members, their dedication to the mission of our organization, and their compassion for the people we serve.

Join Our Team

My Choice Family Care always has opportunities throughout central and southeast Wisconsin for experienced, compassionate healthcare professionals and support service providers. If you are interested in joining our team, email us your resume or apply online.