Twin Cities Board of Directors

The volunteers who serve on the Twin Cities American Heart Association Board of Directors, include local healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our mission and activities to improve the cardiovascular health of the Twin Cities community – from health legislation to fundraising initiatives that expand and improve systems of care, research grants and education programs.

We acknowledge the Twin Cities Board of Directors for their consistent commitment to leadership and results. They have been recognized every year for over 5 years as one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.


 



President
Wayne Adkisson, M.D., FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cardiovascular Division
University of Minnesota



Chair
Christine Bent
Vice President, Allina Clinical Service Lines












 

 2017-2018 BOARD MEMBERS
 
 
Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew, M.D.
Cardiologist
Hennepin County Medical Center
 
Matt Kucharski
President
PadillaCRT
 
Heather Peterson
Business Administrator
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Doug Baldwin, M.D.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Regions Hospital 
David Law
Superintendent
Anoka-Hennepin Schools 

  
Debra Rectenwald
Vice President, Abrasive Systems Division
3M
 
Michael Carrel
President & CEO
AtriCure  
 
John Mack
Vice President and General Manager Extracorporeal Therapies
Medtronic
 
Sharon Roberg-Perez
Principal
Robins Kaplan, LLP
Peter Eckman, M.D., FACC
Section Head – Heart Failure
Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
 
 Louise Mattson
Executive Director
Division of Indian Work 


 
Peter Sommerness
Partner
McKinsey & Co.
Rachel Ellingson
Vice President, Corporate Relations
Abbott 
Tamiko Morgan, M.D., FAAP
 
Dan Spiller
Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President of Payments Group
US Bank
 
Jokho Farah, M.D.
Director of Quality
People’s Center Health Services
Brian Novak
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Interventional Cardiology
Boston Scientific
Trent Taher
Director of Wellness and Culinary Standards
Taher, Inc.


 
Stephanie Gale
Senior Manager Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Nancy Oliker
Vice President, Marketing
UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
 
Jen Thorson
Chief Operating Officer
Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys













































For more information on the Twin Cities Board of Directors: Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director