Minnesota Hospital Association


The Minnesota Hospital Association is governed by a 28-member board of directors representing hospital leaders from across the state. The board is comprised of seven standing directors, four at-large directors, six regional directors, five trustee directors and six ex-officio and officer directors. The board establishes and implements policies and decisions to advance the delivery of health care and health care policy in Minnesota and on the national level.


Mary B. Maertens 
Regional President 
Avera Marshall

Mark B. Koch
Vice Chair of Administration
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Jon L. Pryor, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., Minneapolis

Lawrence J. Massa
President & CEO
Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul

Immediate Past Chair
Carl Vaagenes
Chief Executive Officer
Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria

Standing Directors

Robert I. Bonar, Jr., Dr.H.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis

Sara J. Criger
Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids

J. Kevin Croston, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
North Memorial Health Care, Robbinsdale

James Hereford
President and CEO
Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis

David C. Herman, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Essentia Health, Duluth

Kenneth D. Holmen, M.D.
President & CEO 
CentraCare Health, St. Cloud

Megan Remark
President and CEO
Regions Hospital, Saint Paul

At-Large Directors

Kathryn D. Lombardo
Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester  

Tammy Loosbrock
Senior Director
Sanford Luverne Medical Center

Randy Ulseth
Chief Executive Officer
FirstLight Health System, Mora

Steven Underdahl
President and CEO
Northfield Hospital

Ex-Officio Director

Rachelle Schultz
President and CEO
Winona Health

Regional Directors

Region 1-NW
Dan Olson
Executive Director
Sanford Health Network, Bemidji

Region 2-NE
John Fossum
Chief Executive Officer
Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital

Region 3-Central
Bill Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
Mille Lacs Health System, Onamia

Region 4-Twin Cities metro
Barbara Walczyk-Joers
President and CEO
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Saint Paul

Region 5-SW
Bryan Lydick
Chief Executive Officer
Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls

Region 6-SE
David L. Albrecht
Owatonna Hospital

Trustee Directors

Larry Anderson
United Hospital District, Blue Earth

Mitchell Kilian
Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia

Loren Morey
Trustee Chair
Lakewood Health System, Staples

Sheila M. Riggs, DDS, DMSc
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis

John Strange
Lake View Hospital, Two Harbors