About Us: Executive Leadership


Board of Directors

Park Nicollet Health System Board of Directors - 2014

Ann Wynia, Chairperson
Donald Lewis, Vice Chair
Ruth Mickelson, Secretary
James Malecha, Treasurer

Brinsko, Thomas R.
Corson, Judith S.
Frias, Luz Maria
Gherty, John E.
Hoyt, Susan L
Jones, Thomas A., MD
Mendeloff, Jeffrey M., MD
Morrow, Teresa M.
Oberst, Laura A.
Rank, Brian H., MD
Schned, Eric, MD
Strong, Gregory S.
Struthers, Richard E.
Tashjian, Christopher H., MD FAAFP
Thome, Ken L.

Executive Leadership

David Abelson

David Abelson, MD
Senior Executive Vice President, HealthPartners and CEO of Park Nicollet Health Services


Babette Apland
Vice President, Behavioral Health and Chief Operating Officer, Melrose Center

 Curt Boehm

Curt Boehm, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer

 Steven Connelly

Steven Connelly, MD
Chief Medical Officer, System Alignment & Integration

 Paul Damrow

Paul Damrow, MD
Chief, Surgical Services

 Laura Frazier

 Laura Frazier
Vice President, Surgical Services

 Roxanna Gapstur

Roxanna Gapstur
Senior Vice President & COO, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, CNO

Christa Getchell

Christa Getchell
President, Park NicolletFoundation and
Vice President, Community Advancement

David Homans

David Homans, MD
Chief, Specialty Services

Kate Klugherz
Vice President, Specialty Services

Catherine Lenagh

Catherine Lenagh
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Park Nicollet Health Services

Brett Long

Brett Long
Vice President, Strategy and Growth, and Vice President, Human Resources

Kristi Lyon

Kristi Lyon
Vice President, Payer Relations

John Misa

John Misa, MD
Chief, Primary Care

Joan Sandstrom

Joan Sandstrom
Vice President,
Primary Care

Melissa Schnoenherr

Melissa Schoenherr
Vice President, Marketing and Communications and
Chief Marketing Officer

Cynthia Toher

Cynthia Toher 
MD Chief, Inpatient Services

Duane Spiegle

Duane Spiegle
Vice President, Real Estate and Support Services


Kate Tarvestad

Kate Tarvestad
Vice President and Care Group Compliance Officer