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, five 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.


Mark B. Koch
Vice Chair, Administration
Mayo Clinic Rochester

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

Randy Ulseth
Chief Executive Officer
FirstLight Health System, Mora

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

Immediate Past Chair
Mary B. Maertens
Regional President & CEO
Avera Marshall

Standing Directors

Sara J. Criger
Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids

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

Marc. H. Gorelick, MD, MSCE
President & CEO
Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis

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

Carrie Michalski
President & CEO
RiverView Health, Crookston

Steven Underdahl
President and CEO
Northfield Hospital

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
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
Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls

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

Trustee Directors

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

Mitchell Kilian
Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia

Sheila M. Riggs, DDS, DMSc
Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis

John Strange
Lake View Hospital, Two Harbors

Mary Theurer
Lakewood Health System, Staples