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Sandra Simmons Tunis

Sandra Simmons Tunis, American health services executive. Registered Nurse, Indiana, Wisconsin.


  • Tunis, Sandra Simmons was born on March 18, 1948 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Robert Walter and Martha Louise (Krueckeberg) Simmons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Microbiology with distinction, Indiana University, 1970. Associate of Arts in Nursing with highest distinction, Indiana University, 1975.


    • Microbiology laboratory assistant Indiana University, Bloomington, 1968-1970. Microbiologist Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Indiana, 1970, student nurse, 1973-1975, staff nurse, 1975, night charge nurse obstetrics, 1976, nurse epidemiologist, quality assurance coordinator, 1977-1985. Health services administrator HealthReach Health Maintenance Organization, Milwaukee, 1985-1986.

      Vice president government programs Hospital Physician Associates (name now Managed Health Services Insurance Corporation), since 1986. Lecturer National Medicaid Managed Care Programs. Chair Medicaid Subcommittee.

      Board directors, member executive committee Association Wisconsin Health Maintenance Organizations. Special committee on Express Mail Service/health maintenance organization issues City Milwaukee Health Department. Member board director Milwaukee Healthy Woman and Infants Projects.

      Member medical assistance advisory committee Wisconsin Department Health and Social Services.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Indiana, Wisconsin.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member government affairs council Group Health Association American, focus seven/2000 subcommittee on teen pregnancy Health Department City of Milwaukee. Member legislation council committee on Oversight of Community Mental Health Service. Member health advisory board Boys and Girls Club.

    Member Packard forum on assuring quality in managed care for mothers and children National academy State Health Policy. Member Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (president Indiana chapter 1984), Indiana University Alumni Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Iota Xi (president Alpha Xi chapter).


    • Married Ronald Ellis Tunis, August 22, 1970. 1 child, Kristin Marie.
    • father: Robert Walter Simmons
    • mother: Martha Louise (Krueckeberg) Simmons
    • spouse: Ronald Ellis Tunis
    • child: Kristin Marie Tunis
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    Born March 18, 1948
    (age 69)