Michelle Putz is the COO at Ovation Communities. In her role, Michelle is responsible for streamlining operations at Ovation Communities. She oversees the human resources, dietary, nursing, marketing and IT departments. Michelle ensures that processes run efficiently and effectively in each department.
Michelle first started working as a CNA in long-term care where she worked her way up to be the Director of Nursing after receiving her degree. From there, Michelle went on to working at St. Francis Hospital on their cardiac floor. Before coming to Ovation Communities, Michelle was the Interim CEO at Lincoln Lutheran of Racine.
Michelle attended University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s (UWM) Nursing school becoming a registered nurse in December 1996. Later, Michelle returned to UWM earning her MBA in Health Care and Administration Management. In addition to her two degrees, Michelle has also earned a certificate in Nursing Home Administration, is wound care certified, and is also a registered nurse.
Outside of Ovation Communities, Michelle is an Director at Large for LeadingAge Wisconsin. She is also the Secretary of the UWM Board of Trustees, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Michelle has earned three awards from the American Health Care Association, two Bronze-Commitment to Quality Awards and one Silver-Achievement in Quality Award. Michelle was also the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni in 2015. She was one of 50 distinguished alumni recognized over the last 50 years out of over 8,000 graduates.