Twin Cities Board of Directors

The volunteers who serve on the American Heart Association Twin Cities 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 five years as one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.

Members

Board President 
Jokho Farah, MBBS
Director of Quality/Population Health
People’s Center Health Services

Chair 
John Mack
Vice President and General Manager Cardiac Surgery
Medtronic

Leadership Development Chair
Phil Ebeling

Community Leader


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

Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew, M.D.
Cardiologist
Hennepin Healthcare
 
Stephanie Board 
Director
Boston Scientific

Robin Brinker 
VP, Service and Sales Operations 
AtriCure

Peter Eckman, M.D., FACC
Section Head – Heart Failure
Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Charles Eide
Chief Executive Officer
EideCom Inc. 

Haitham Hussein, M.D. 
Neurologist 
HealthPartners

Jana L. Johnson 
Staff Vice President, Operations 
Anthem

Kyle Johnson
Principal
Deloitte

Eric Klavetter, M.S., M.A., J.D.
Administrator for the Mayo Clinic
CV
Mayo Clinic

David Law
Superintendent
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Educational Service Center

Cathy Mahone 
Chief Administrative Officer
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Louise Mattson
Executive Director
Division of Indian Work

Brian Novak
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Interventional Cardiology
Boston Scientific

Margo O’Hara 
Senior Director 
Padilla

Sharon Roberg-Perez
Principal
Robins Kaplan, LLP

Peter Sommerness
President and Chief Executive Officer
Respicardia, Inc. 

Janelle Strop 
Human Capital Partner Manager 
UHC

Trent Taher
Director of Wellness and Culinary Standards
Taher, Inc.

Sam Yamoah
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

Contact:

Holly Messick
Twin Cities Executive Director
952-278-7910