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Hennepin Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors

Board Leadership

Chair: Jennell Bilek, JD - Shareholder, Carlson Caspers

Vice Chair: Brett Edelson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare MN, ND, SD

Treasurer: James N. Young - Financial Consultant and Real Estate Investor

Secretary: Tenbit Emiru, MD, Ph.D- Chief of Neurology, Hennepin Healthcare


Rebecca Anderson - Proprietor, France 44 Liquors Inc., and France 44 Foods, Inc.

Lisa Brezonik - President, SALO, LLC

Molly Burke, JD - Attorney, Jeff Anderson & Associates

Laura Chin - Community Volunteer

Dominic Ciresi - Principal, Ciresi Weisz Agency

Courtney Cushing Kiernat - Exec. Director, Peris Project- Graves Foundation

Richard Daddi - Business Architect, Prime Therapeutics

Courtney Godfrey - Television Reporter

Jantze Haley - Community Volunteer

Shira Hauschen, JD - Managing Principal, Dorsey Health Strategy, Dorsey & Whitney

Ajay Israni, MD, MS - President, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Stanley Jackson - Founder, Stanley Jackson and Partners

Adrienne Jordan - Senior Consultant, The Prouty Project

Richard Kyle, MD - Orthopaedic Physician, Hennepin Healthcare and  Medical Director, Excelen Center for Bone

Joseph Lally, JD - Exec. Director Delta Dental of MN Foundation, VP Government & Community Relations for Delta Dental of MN

Natalie McGrady - Director of Supplier Diversity, Cargill

Brooke Moss - PA-C, MPH

Craig Samitt, MD - Retired. Former CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Serafin Samson - Healthcare Consultant, Scientia Healthcare

Katie Severt - Advisory Board Member, Adoption Medicine Clinic at University of Minnesota

Chris Sherman - Sr. VP Operations & Capital Markets, Sherman Associates

Deborah Yungner - CEO/Founder, ERBUS Inc., LifeGRID Technologies


Ex-Officio Members

Jennifer DeCubellis - CEO, Hennepin Healthcare

Irene Fernando - Hennepin County Commissioner

Alexis Fraley- Chair of Young Professionals of Hennepin Healthcare

Theresa Pesch, RN - President, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation


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