Our Mission

What We Do

The definition of our company name illustrates our core competency: “an aid to achieving or mastering something difficult.” That is what we do -- help bring transformative ideas in healthcare IT to life by providing collaborative expertise to every step of your start-up process. Product development, validation, marketing and sales. We have a proven methodology and team to help like-minded entrepreneurs bring their vision to market.

Our Expertise

Healthcare Quality Measurement and Display

Since 2004, our team has been involved in pioneering the display of healthcare quality information on the web. We understand quality measures and the context surrounding them. We are strategic partners with our clients, assisting their organizations with their mission and goals.

Easy-To-Use Software and Web Sites

We excel at designing software and web sites that people find easy to use. We will involve your users, test prototypes before building, and work with you and your business and organization to build what makes sense for your business. We use the same philosophy with our products, and are continually updating them for an optimal user experience.

High Quality, Secure Application Development

We understand the latest in web technology and security and develop applications that are secure, reliable, and perform well. We have worked with many healthcare clients in a number of environments. We also work with an excellent network of strategic partners to insure the quality and reliability of your software and web site.

Our Team

Joel Walker, Principal. He has over 20 years of strategic consulting experience, and is an expert in healthcare quality data measurement, and technical implementations of web-based healthcare quality data systems and applications. Joel worked for GS Design as a web developer and project manager for 5 years. Previously Joel worked as a consultant for Accenture for 4 years. Joel and Emily founded Ancilla Partners in January of 2007 and have focused solely on healthcare data reporting applications since then. Joel graduated from the UW-Madison in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering.


Allen Cooper, Principal. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in both quality data and reporting initiatives and overall business experience. He has worked with many clients, typically responsible for overseeing and executing health care quality data and measure reporting initiatives. This also includes developing and managing web-based applications. Allen began his career at Accenture and was there for eight years, and left to pursue an MBA. While achieving his MBA, Allen accrued experience in the areas of supply chain strategy, corporate finance, and overall business/technical consulting in previous positions with Kohl’s, Harley Davidson and Virchow Krause. Allen earned his MBA from UW-Madison and his BBA (Accounting and Management of Computer Science) from UW-Whitewater.


Andrew Schroeder, Vice President - Sales and Strategy. Andrew brings 15 years of successful sales management and strategy experience in healthcare to his role at Ancilla. His background in the space is diverse in that it spans a Fortune 50 company in Siemens Healthcare but also encompasses a successful startup by helping build a number #1 KLAS rated healthcare IT company at Connexall USA. This business background and corresponding understanding of the healthcare market is complimented by his legal training, providing a skill set in negotiation and contracting that is an important value-add to Ancilla. Andrew has experience working with some of the largest independent delivery networks and best academic medical centers in the country; as well as building partnerships with other companies in the market to expand brand, visibility and revenue. Andrew is a proud Badger and earned B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


Erik Wessel, Technology Manager. He has been working with the Internet for 25 years, his experience spanning from front-end producer to server programmer. Prior to working at Ancilla, Erik's work at advertising agencies such as Laughlin Constable, Jacobson Rost, and Street Cance was in the vanguard of using technology and new media for communicating with customers and building strong relationships. In the health care field, Erik has focused on building tools that manage and present data for different quality measures like PQRI and custom specs from clients. He graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois with a degree in English.


Madison Fuelling, Project Coordinator. Prior to joining Ancilla, Madison was a Client Coordinator for Ashfield Healthcare where she worked on multiple client programs and gained experience with client management. She has a strong passion for health care, exhibited through her academic pursuits and an internship with one of our clients, the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance. She graduated from Haverford College in Haverford, PA, with degrees in History and Health Studies and hopes to achieve a Masters in Healthcare Business Administration.


Todd Behrens, Senior Data Analyst. Todd joined Ancilla with over 20 years of experience in I.T.--primarily focused on data integration, analytics and management. He’s done everything from the front end programming of screens for data entry to data manipulation for reporting on the back end. Todd has 11 years of health care quality data and reporting experience. His experience extends to accessing health care data from multiple sources such as health care billing, EMR/EHR, payer claims as well as Lab and ADT HL7 data feeds. He’s used various B.I. applications to marry all types of health care data, perform extensive analytics and produce basic to more complex quality data reports as well as other types of data outputs. Todd graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kaplan University with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.


Dennis Chars, Web Developer. He started off as a graphic designer before moving on to coding and layout. Prior to joining Ancilla, Dennis worked for the Journal Times in Racine, WI for 13 years doing a wide range of tasks, including design, application development and video production. He graduated from Gateway Technical College in Racine, WI with a degree in Graphic Design.


Russ Mutza, Web Developer. Russ has been working on websites for 10 years. He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where he learned about everything from Web Development to graphic design and mobile application design.


Clifford Kimpel (CJ), Web Developer. He is a graduate from Milwaukee School of Engineering with a B.S. in Software Engineering. Prior to joining as a full-time employee at Ancilla, he worked part-time as a web developer at Searium Solutions LLC. He is a fast-learner and has made an immediate and positive impact in the organization.


Joshua Brown, Web Developer. Joshua graduated from Waukesha County Technical College in May of 2016 having earned an Associates of Applied Science degree.


Dan Pettay, Business Development and Sales Associate. Dan worked as a web development intern at Ancilla during the summer of 2016 and was hired as a full time employee after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2017.


Sara Horonitz, Healthcare Application Support and Office Assistant. Sara has a strong interest in the health care field. She also has a heavy interest in teaching and English. She is finishing up her Bachelors degree in Secondary English Education at UW-Milwaukee. Prior to Ancilla she was a toddler teacher in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.


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