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Executive Leadership

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Jennifer DeCubellis, Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer DeCubellis was named CEO in February 2020. She was the Hennepin County Deputy Administrator responsible for the health and human services divisions of the county, where she was a leader in developing Hennepin Health, the nationally recognized partnership between the county and the healthcare system that integrates medical and behavioral care with social services for patients on Medicaid. DeCubellis has served as an Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Assistant County Administrator and Area Director for Hennepin County. She worked at the federal level as an Innovation Advisor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she created and tested system changes designed to improve quality and slow the escalation of costs. She also led Mental Health Authority Services in Harris County, Texas. DeCubellis has an M.A. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Lisa Kjentvet Anderson, MBA, CPA (Inactive), Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Kjentvet Anderson joined Hennepin Healthcare in 2018 as Vice President of Finance. She moved into the Senior Vice President of Finance role in 2022 and also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer before becoming the Chief Financial Officer for the health system. She has oversight of our critical business functions including financial planning and analysis, payer contracting, revenue cycle, supply chain, as well as financial oversight of the foundation and research institute. Lisa has a broad career in healthcare. She is an experienced executive with a diverse background in finance, strategy, internal audit, operations, contract negotiation and management. She began her career in the health plan industry working at United Healthcare and Medica. She later moved into health system operations at Allina Health where she served as a business unit CFO for Mercy and Unity hospitals. Prior to joining Hennepin Healthcare in 2018, Lisa was Vice President of Audit Services for Allina. Lisa has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.

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Eric W. Ling, MD MBA MA, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Eric Ling is the senior physician executive responsible for clinical operations, provider wellness, and quality of care. Prior to joining Hennepin Healthcare in 2024, Dr. Ling served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Westfields Hospital & Clinic and as a regional leader for HealthPartners in western Wisconsin. He has worked clinically as an emergency medicine physician in varied environments including level 1 trauma centers and suburban and rural community hospitals. He has proven experience developing and implementing a strategic vision for growth and financial sustainability, including oversight of graduate and undergraduate medical education programs. Dr. Ling earned his medical degree from the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center. His M.A. is in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Northwestern Graduate School and his Bachelor of Science is in Biomedical Engineering and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota.

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Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM, Chief Health Equity Officer

Dr. Sederstrom joined Hennepin Healthcare in January, 2021 as the Chief Health Equity Officer. In this role, Dr. Sederstrom leads the work to assess, build, and execute strategies across the system to cultivate a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and transform how care is delivered for our community. Dr. Sederstrom has served as director of the Clinical Ethics Department at Children’s Minnesota and Director of the Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where she also led the Spiritual Care Department and was the creator and Executive Director of the Journal of Hospital Ethics. Dr. Sederstrom earned a BA in Philosophy from George Washington University, MA in Philosophy and PhD in Sociology from Howard University, and a MPH in Global Health Management from George Washington University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine and an affiliate faculty member of the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics.


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Karen Strauman, DNP, MHA, MPH, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer

Karen Strauman, DNP, MHA, MPH, NEA-BC, joined Hennepin Healthcare as Chief Nursing Officer in June, 2023. Before joining Hennepin Healthcare, Karen served in nurse leadership roles at MHealth Fairview-Southdale Hospital, where was Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to that she served as the Chief Nurse Executive at Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center in Fresno, California. In addition to nursing experience at multiple hospitals in the Twin Cities, she has worked in public health for the City of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, and Hennepin County. Karen earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco, a Master of Public Health and a Master of Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a BSN from the College of St. Scholastica. She is a Certified Nurse Executive – Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Wendy Stulac-Motzel, MBA, MS, RT, Chief Ambulatory and Population Health Officer

Wendy Stulac-Motzel joined Hennepin Healthcare as Chief Ambulatory and Population Health Officer in 2022 and is responsible for the core functions of ambulatory services, population health, community connections, and emergency medical services. In this role, she is overseeing the implementation of the population health program, providing strategic direction and partnering with providers to develop and implement innovative models of care delivery and executing strategies that enhance the delivery of high quality, patient-centric health and services. Prior to joining Hennepin Healthcare, Wendy served as Vice President of Ambulatory, Women’s and Clinical Services at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Over the course of her career Wendy has served in leadership roles at the University of Minnesota Medical School/University of Minnesota Physicians, M Health Fairview, HealthEast, and North Memorial Health. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from St. Mary’s University and completed the Radiologic Technology Program at Essentia-St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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Meghan Walsh, MD, MPH, Chief Academic and Research Officer

Dr. Walsh is the senior physician executive responsible for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education within Hennepin Healthcare and has served as the Designated Institutional Official for the health system since 2012. Dr. Walsh is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Affiliate Hospitals at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an active clinical faculty member in the Hennepin Healthcare Department of Medicine, where she has practiced for 14 years as a cardiac hospitalist. She helped to spearhead the Center for Learning Integration at Hennepin Healthcare, which aims to improve inter-professional education and learning. Dr. Walsh completed Medical School at the University of Wisconsin in 2001 and her Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1997. She has an interest in inter-professional medical education and asynchronous learning strategies.