Minnesota Hospital Association

Board of directors

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 eight standing directors, four at-large directors, six regional directors, five trustee directors, four officer directors and one physician leader director. 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.


Randy Ulseth, chief executive officer, Welia Health, Mora

Sara J. Criger, senior vice president, Allina Health Operations and president, Mercy and United Hospitals, St. Paul

Steven Underdahl, president & CEO, Northfield Hospital & Clinics

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

Standing Directors

F. Kenneth Ackerman, hospital administrator, Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester, Saint Marys Campus

J. Kevin Croston, M.D., chief executive officer, North Memorial Health, Robbinsdale

John Cumming, M.D., acting CEO, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis

Marc H. Gorelick, M.D., MSCE, president and CEO, Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis

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, St. Cloud

Megan Remark, president and CEO, Regions Hospital, St. Paul

At-Large Directors

Kathryn D. Lombardo, M.D., physician, Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester

Tammy Loosbrock, senior director, Sanford Luverne Medical Center

Mary B. Maertens, regional president & CEO, Avera Marshall

Carrie Michalski, president & CEO, RiverView Health, Crookston

Physician Leader Director

Timothy D. Sielaff, M.D., chief medical officer, Allina Health, Minneapolis

Regional Directors

Region 1-NW
Dan Olson, executive director, Sanford Health Network, Bemidji

Region 2-NE
Greg Ruberg, president/CEO, Lake View Hospital, Two Harbors

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, Carris Health - Redwood, Redwood Falls

Region 6-SE
Rachelle Schultz, Ed.D., president and CEO, Winona Health

Trustee Directors

Douglas W. Allen, Ed.D., board of directors, Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar

Mitchell Kilian, board of directors, Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia

Sheila M. Riggs, DDS, DMSc, board of directors, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis

John Strange, board of directors, Lake View Hospital, Two Harbors

Mary Theurer, board of directors, Lakewood Health System, Staples