Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is pleased to announce that Julie Schuller, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, is President & CEO of the organization.
Dr. Schuller launched her career more than 20 years ago as a clinical provider with Sixteenth Street. She then served as medical director, and most recently, as Executive Vice President & Vice President of Clinical Affairs. Driven by her unwavering commitment to addressing peoples' health care needs and improving the environment where they live work and play, Dr. Schuller has been instrumental in helping Sixteenth Street earn its reputation as a best practice for delivering quality care through an integrated population health lens.
"Poverty impacts people's health tremendously," Dr. Schuller said. "I'm excited and honored to lead our responsibility to address its roots beyond the exam room to improve the health of our patients any way we can: medical care, involvement in the community, collaboration and coordination with partners."
As President & CEO, Dr. Schuller is eager to continue the organization's dedication to the complete health of the individual, as well as the overall health of Milwaukee's underserved communities.
Said Schuller, "Population health is my passion. I feel it's vital to continue our emphasis on
community health, rather than
health center, by going out into the community to address population health and the social determinants of health."
Dr. Schuller is energized by Sixteenth Street's growth which has always been driven in response to needs of the community. Over the last 10 years, the organization has more than doubled the number of patients it serves. But there are many people still living without access to quality health care. Its upcoming expansion projects, made possible by partnerships with Aurora and Froedtert, will help Sixteenth Street continue to fill this gap and bring care where it's most needed.
"We need to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time," said Dr. Schuller. "Having coverage and locations available is critically important to that."
Dr. Schuller succeeds John Bartkowski, DrPH, who served as Sixteenth Street's president and CEO for the last 27 years. He announced his retirement this past year.
"We are extremely grateful for John's superb leadership and vision," said Sixteenth Street Board Chairman Rick Walters. "This is a natural fit for Julie, and I'm confident she will carry on Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers' mission to the fullest."