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HealthNet hires new executive director

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
January 28, 2011
— Starting Tuesday, Janesville's free health clinic will be under new leadership.

Jean Randles, 41, Janesville, has been tabbed as the new executive director at HealthNet, 23 W. Milwaukee St. The clinic provides primary health care and dental care to the uninsured and low-income residents of Rock County.


Randles takes over for outgoing Executive Director Traci Rogers, who has headed up the clinic since 2006. Rogers is leaving to become director of finance and administration at Community Action, a non-profit group operating more than 40 programs to fight poverty in Rock and Walworth counties


Most recently, Randles was the program and human resources director at KANDU Industries, a local nonprofit that provides work opportunities to disabled adults. She believes her transition to HealthNet will be a smooth one.


"I think it will be a really good fit, and it's a great organization," she said.


Randles also is an adjunct instructor at Blackhawk Technical College, where she teaches courses on working effectively together, student success and human resources. She also works on the adventure ropes course.


"I bring nonprofit experience and have experience working with and developing program services," Randles said. "I also have 17 years of human resources experience."


Mike Dow, a member of the clinic's board of directors and hiring committee, said it was those skills that set Randles apart from more than two dozen applicants and five finalists for the post.


"It was her experience with nonprofits, knowledge of the community, grant writing ability and strong human resources background," he said.


A Brodhead native, Randles holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from Upper Iowa University. She is working on her master's degree in business and human resources at UW-Whitewater.



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