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Ann Zenk, RN, BSN, MHA, Senior Vice President, Workforce and Clinical Practice

Ann has served the Wisconsin Hospital Association as Vice President of Workforce and Clinical Practice since June 2017. As a member of WHA’s Government Relations (GR) team, Ann acts as the lead staff person in the critical areas of workforce development and clinical practice. This position also functions within the GR advocacy team to educate and inform WHA staff and members about health care and hospital related issues.  Prior to joining WHA, Ann’s greater than 30+ years’ experience in health care included patient care and leadership roles across hospitals, clinics, and long-term care--including nursing, quality improvement, risk management, and utilization review.  Ann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Viterbo University and a Masters in Health Administration from Ohio University.

Lindsey W. Davis, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Lindsey Davis is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. She is committed to practical, front-end solutions to employer needs and comprehensive advocacy of client interests. Her practice covers a broad range of issues involving counseling, discipline, and discharge of employees, as well as state and federal employment discrimination law. She has extensive experience in the areas of disability law and family medical leave.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lindsey has been a trusted advisor for clients navigating the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations and employees. She has provided guidance on remote workforce policies, procedures and training; employee and student safety; reductions in force, furloughs, layoffs; family and medical leave due to coronavirus or childcare interruptions; ADA accommodations; return to work and campus issues, including temperature and COVID-19 testing, salary reductions, social distancing in the workplace and academic environment, and preventing discrimination and harassment related to COVID-19; among many others challenges.

Lindsey regularly represents clients in state and federal court as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Rights Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and Worker's Compensation Division.

Additionally, Lindsey helps higher education institutions navigate compliance with various federal and state laws, including Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. She assists higher education institutions with regard to internal investigations, policy reviews, and preventative strategies and defends discrimination claims—including representing higher education institutions before the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

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