Anthony Pogodzinski, MD
Physician Committee Chairman; Member of the Board
Tony was born in Withee, Wisconsin, June 14, 1941. He lived on a family farm of 19 acres outside of Withee 'til becoming a sophomore in high school when he went to Holy Cross Seminary in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and studied there until just before Christmas of my fourth year in college in 1962 when he left the seminary and moved to Milwaukee where he entered Marquette University and completed his college training the summer of 1964.
At that time, he entered Marquette School of Medicine and finished Medical School in the early summer of 1968. He married his wife Fran married on July 23, 1966. He spent a year of internship at St Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee and then entered the General Surgery Residency Program at Milwaukee County Hospital in the summer of 1969 and finished it in June of 1973.
As an aside, Dr. Seidel was his senior resident at MCGH in early 1972. After residency, as a member of the Berry Program, he was inducted into the Army for two years and spent the first year in Pusan, South Korea and the second year at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His son, Matt, was born on October 21, 1974 and Eric on July 18, 1976. They moved into the house in which he still lives in August of 1975 and have been here ever since. All the rest is history.
Tony is a very avid tennis player.
Meet our other Directors
Dick recently retired from his own executive search firm the Gustafson Group, specializing in healthcare provider executives search. Dick spent over 20 years at Heidrick & Struggles (global executive search firm) in the Chicago office where he served as Vice Chairman of the firm and Chairman, Global Health Care Practice. Before that he served as Managing Partner for the Health Care Practice. Dick successfully led major searches for CEO’s, CMO’s, CFO’s, COO’s, and Vice Chancellor and Deans of Medical Schools.View
Judy graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a BSN in Nursing. She also attended the Parish Nurse Prep Program. Judy graduated from the University of Rochester, NY with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health. She is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse, COHN-S. She has a nursing license in both Wisconsin and Illinois.View
Carrie is a retired marketing executive who is devoted to community service. Carrie served as Vice President of Marketing for GE Consumer Finance and Director of Marketing for Chicago Tribune. In 2005, Carrie formed CJH Strategic Marketing, where she defined data-driven, customer-focused acquisition and retention strategies for clients including the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News and OSI Restaurant partners.View
Trygve (Trig) graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Trig is one part of the larger T.A. Solberg Company, Inc., a diverse and healthy organization of over 1,000 associates that also operate Tula's Café in Minocqua, several fuel and convenience stores throughout northern and central Wisconsin, Trig's Central Bakery and Trucking Facility, Trig's Recycling Center, and the Tasmania Northwoods Resort.View