Executives & Governance
Dr. Wahlig joined ChildServe in 2011 as Vice President and Medical Director, and began serving as CEO in July 2018. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and she is board certified in pediatrics, neonatal – perinatal medicine, and palliative care – hospice medicine. In 2015, Dr. Wahlig received her Master of Business Administration from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining ChildServe, Dr. Wahlig was medical director of the Mercy Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Tracey Page joined ChildServe in May 2003 as Program Director of Therapy and Homecare. As the therapy program grew, she served in several roles including Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Vice President of Clinical Services. She now serves as Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. Tracey provides oversight in the areas of inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, physician services, psychology, homecare, and marketing and referral development. She is also leading the Eastern Iowa expansion. Tracey has an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy and a bachelor’s in Health Science from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dave joined ChildServe in 1996 as a Program Manager and was promoted to Program Director in 2001. After ten years in a director role, and seven years as Vice President of Home and Community Service, Dave now serves as Senior Vice President of Home and Community Services. He is responsible for leading the development and operation of an organization performance measurement and improvement system while providing supervision and support to program directors responsible for the Home and Community Services program. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from William Penn University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Jay Winger joined ChildServe in March 2003, as Director of Staff Relations. He transitioned into the Director of Human Resources and now serves as Vice President of Human Resources. Jay develops and executes initiatives in support of the overall strategic direction and operations of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, learning and development, and facility support services. Jay has a bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Iowa and currently has his certification as a SHRM-CP.
2020-2021 Board of Directors
Brian Laurenzo, Chair
Mike McCoy, Vice Chair
Emily Willits, Secretary
Mike Wegner, Treasurer
Shirley Poertner, Past Chair
Teri Wahlig, MD, CEO
N. Brian Gentry
Yogesh Shah, MD
Katherine Sullivan, MD
2020-2021 Board of Trustees
Nick Gerhart, Chair
Chris Littlefield, Vice Chair
Joanie Houston, Secretary/Treasurer
Tom Stewart, Past Chair
Teri Wahlig, MD, CEO
Our Strategic Plan: Strategy 2022
We’re working in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. With the input of a multidisciplinary team of staff, ChildServe has developed a three-year strategic plan that outlines our goals for the future. This plan guides our business strategies and decisions with a focus on strategic priorities in which we’ll invest our time and resources. Our Strategy 2022 plan is part of a larger 10-year vision designed to help ChildServe be uniquely positioned in Iowa to improve the health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs.
Strategy 2022 contains three strategic focus areas:
1. Child Health – Do More. We will improve the health, development and well-being of children by expanding clinical expertise and core specialty programs to meet growing needs.
2. Organizational Health – Do it Better. We will continuously innovate and enhance organizational design, performance and culture to improve organizational excellence, outcomes, and capacity to serve more children and families.
3. Community Relationships – Do it Together. We will expand community relationships to build a network of support for children and families in Iowa.
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.