The Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department strives to provide the best care for our community. To provide the best care for our community the Ho-Chunk Health Department values the standards set for by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Quality Improvement Division works with the other health department divisions to provide peer reviews, quality improvement studies, infection prevention and safety, risk management, health data, employee training, workforce development, performance management and additional programs to meet and maintain AAAHC and PHAB standards of care.
Daniel J. Libke
Quality Improvement Director
Daniel Libke is the Quality Improvement Director for the Department of Health. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelors of Science in History. He received his Masters in Tribal Administration and Governance from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He began working in the Ho-Chunk Health Department in 2017. He oversees the QI Compliance Officers, the Infection Prevention/Employee Health RNs and the Epidemiologist as we strive to maintain our AAAHC accreditation, obtain and maintain our PHAB credentialing, and meet all the standards required to achieve those goals.
QI Compliance Officer
Andrea Mattison is a Quality Improvement Compliance Officer for the Department of Health. She received her Bachelors degree in 2012 and has been a Compliance Officer with the Department of Health since 2013. Andrea works to maintain AAAHC Accreditation for the Clinic, Public Health Accreditation, quality improvement efforts throughout the health department, HIPAA compliance and Provider credentialing.
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sarah Reed is the epidemiologist for the Ho-Chunk Nation. She graduated from UW Oshkosh with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and from UW Milwaukee with a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology. Sarah’s work is rooted in social/environmental justice and considers herself a social epidemiologist, with other interests in environmental and spatial epidemiology, social place and connectedness, and community-led research. She is responsible for the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal health data with a primary focus on disease prevention and health promotion.
QI Compliance Officer
In his prior life, Joe obtained a Bachelor Degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota. He initially enlisted in the Army in 1978 before attending college. While at the U of MN he completed ROTC and received an officer commission. He served in the U.S. Army for 16 years performing duties in several specialties before voluntarily separating in 1995 at the rank of Captain. In July 1995, he started working for the Ho-Chunk Nation as the Surveillance Director at the BRF casino/bingo hall, then transferred to the Department of Justice, Compliance Division Director position in 2005. As the new Quality Improvement Compliance Officer, he looks forward to being part of the Health team and do his part to assist the Health Department maintain accreditation and continue to improve health services.
Employee Health Nurse
Alissa is the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Nurse for the Department of Health at the Ho-Chunk Health Care Center in Black River Falls. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and began working for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health in 2013 as a Clinic Registered Nurse and later transitioning into her current position in 2022. Her primary role is to manage the infection prevention and employee health programs to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and healthcare environment for employees and patients.
Employee Health Nurse
Heather Koeller is one of the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Nurses for the Department of Health, located at the House of Wellness in Baraboo, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a Bachelors in Nursing and began working for the Department in 2022. She is responsible to lead, plan, and manage the infection prevention and employee health programs. Her ultimate goal is to maintain a safe and healthy workplace/healthcare environment for employees and patients.