Minnesota Hospital Association

MHA Staff

The Minnesota Hospital Association is dedicated to providing its members with the information and resources they need to provide high-quality, effective care for their communities. Below is a directory of staff, organized by department.

Executive Office and Administration

Lawrence J. Massa, president and CEO
Matt Anderson, senior vice president of policy and chief strategy officer
Deb Kierstead, chief financial officer
Jed Amerson-Holt, receptionist
Dee Dee Heffernan, executive assistant
Char Fisher
, bookkeeper
John Hackett, accountant
Sarah LaRose-Holland
, accounting director
Nathalie Squire
, workforce project manager/office manager
Natalie Thor, bookkeeper

Communications

Wendy Burt, vice president of public relations and communications
Ashley Beno, member services and communications specialist
Sarah Bohnet
, visual communications specialist/division assistant
Emily Lowther, communications manager

Education

Peggy Westby, vice president of education and membership services
Christy Hammer, education specialist
Kimberley Huntington
, affiliate coordinator
Cari Kronschnable
, clerical/program coordinator

Finance

Joe Schindler, vice president of finance
Matt Hovila, financial analyst
Gail Kayfes
, senior programmer analyst
Andrea Wombacher, division assistant

Information Services

Mark Sonneborn, vice president, health information and analytics
Katie Banks, health informatics analyst
Jim Benedict, network administrator
Matt Hooper, web applications developer
Charles Kronschnable, director of IT and information security
Patrick Merrigan
, senior web applications developer
Neil Negstad
, programmer/analyst
Jaclyn Roland
, director of data acquisition
Jennifer Sanislo, division assistant
Bonnie Terveer, data operations assistant

Legal Counsel

Ben Peltier, vice president of legal services and federal relations

Policy and Advocacy

Mary Krinkie, vice president of government relations
Kristin Loncorich
, director of state government relations
Briana Nord Parish, policy analyst
Andrea Wombacher, division assistant

Quality and Patient Safety

Rahul Koranne, M.D., senior vice president of clinical affairs, chief medical officer
Tania Daniels, vice president, quality and patient safety
Heather Britt, senior director of research and development, health care burnout 
Lali Silva, senior director for quality and process improvement
Joy Benn, quality and process improvement specialist
Rose Davila, quality and process improvement specialist
Kimberley Huntington, administrative assistant
Susan Klammer, quality and process improvement specialist
Elizabeth Ngoy, administrative assistant
Angela Pokharel, quality and process improvement specialist
Naira Polonsky, quality and process improvement specialist
Tracy Radtke, quality and process improvement specialist
Jennifer Schoenecker, quality improvement specialist and mental and behavioral health assistant director
Lori Skinner, quality and patient safety clinical specialist
Juee Trivedi, quality and patient safety coordinator
Kristy Wagner, administrative assistant