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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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Dan Hoody, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hoody is the senior physician executive responsible for clinical operations and quality. Dr. Hoody is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is an active clinical faculty member in the Hennepin Healthcare Department of Medicine, where he has practiced for seven years as a hospitalist. In addition, he has served as the Chief Medical Quality Officer since 2017. Dr. Hoody has prior experience as a design engineer and clinical informaticist and previously served as the first Director of Quality Improvement for Graduate Medical Education at Hennepin Healthcare. He completed his Masters of Science in Health Economics, Policy, & Management from the London School of Economics in 2015, and has an interest in improving the quality and value of clinical care through continuous improvement efforts. Dr. Hoody is active in the Minnesota Hospital Association, where he currently serves as a member of the statewide Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

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Derrick Hollings, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Derrick Hollings joined Hennepin Healthcare in 2016. He has 25 years of progressive financial leadership in healthcare, including service as CFO at two academic medical centers: Howard University Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In addition, Hollings filled the top financial leadership role at a large integrated delivery network, a health technology start-up company, and several other large healthcare organizations. His experience spans revenue cycle, financing, strategic planning, business planning, managing investment portfolios, negotiating value-based payer agreements, and enhancing the overall financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems.

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Tonya Jackman Hampton, Ed.D., MBA, Chief People and Culture Officer

Tonya Jackman Hampton, Ed.D., MBA, joined Hennepin Healthcare in September, 2020. In this leadership role, Tonya oversees all human resources functions, including HR shared services, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Employee Engagement, Compensation, Labor Relations, HR Operations and Diversity and Inclusion. Over the past 25 years, Tonya has led in global and national companies within the Human Resources operations of HealthPartners, Planned Parenthood, and Medtronic, as well as many other organizations. She founded and is now an Adviser for Sequel Consulting Group and was the Managing Principal for an award-winning woman-owned firm - Cook Ross, focusing on transforming organizations into inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible cultures by implementing strategies through organization development practices. Tonya earned a Doctor of Education in Organization Development and an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of St. Thomas. She has a B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently a board of trustee for The Minneapolis Foundation, African American Breast Cancer Alliance, and Co-Chair for the Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable. She previously served on numerous other community boards and committees including the Bridge for Youth and as president of the National African American Association for HR Professionals MN/Twin Cities Chapter.

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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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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 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.