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Published on March 08, 2018

Gundersen Boscobel welcomes new Director of Community Relations

Natalie Tollefson, Director of Community Relations

Natalie Tollefson, Director of Community Relations

Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics is pleased to welcome new Director of Community Relations, Natalie Tollefson, to its Administrative Team.

Natalie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management.

Prior to joining Gundersen Boscobel, Natalie served as Human Resources Manager and Safety Coordinator with the expanding specialty goat cheese producer, Saputo (formerly Woolwich Dairy), in Lancaster for nearly 10 years. There, she delivered and executed high quality and consistent human resource processes. She was known as an approachable, empathetic and credible resource for employees, customers and decision-maker for all levels of the organization. She was also heavily involved in supporting local initiatives to strengthen the corporate identity within the community and helped align corporate values with the strategic vision.

Natalie also held the role of HR Officer with Community First Bank for a brief interim, where she developed system-wide HR initiatives, policies and encouraged employee engagement and service efforts.

"I am excited to help make a positive and lasting impact on our surrounding communities by strengthening our existing partnerships, as well as building and fostering new relationships. I am excited to help GBAHC expand the services we can offer to local business and industry by drawing upon my background in manufacturing and HR," Tollefson shared.

"Natalie has been a passionate and committed leader to all the organizations she has been a part of. We are excited for her to combine those skills with what we are already working on," added David Hartberg, CEO. "We have high expectations for the continued success and growth of our Foundation and Business Health relationships, and know that Natalie is the right person for the role. We find her to be a positive, driven change agent, while also being relatable and community-minded—all of which we know will serve GBAHC well."

Tollefson joins the Administrative Team just weeks after Director of Clinics, Mandy Pettit. "Together, the two are a great addition to our senior leadership team," Hartberg concluded.

Tollefson concurred: "I am confident that my diverse background in human resources and public relations, as well as my innate ability to relate to a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds will allow me to take on the various challenges of this position."

Tollefson resides in Fennimore with her husband, Mitch, and two children.

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