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. Contact MHA by filling out this form.

Executive Office

Rahul Koranne, M.D., president and chief executive officer
Sarah Bohnet, executive assistant/visual communications specialist


Lou Ann Olson, senior director, communications and public relations
Jenna Sheldon, director of communications
Maddie Renneke, communications specialist
Kleio Vrohidis, communications coordinator


Heather Harmer, director of education and events
Thao Yohnk, coordinator, events and education

Finance Policy and Analytics

Joe Schindler, vice president of finance policy and analytics
Blake Chaffee, senior director, data analytics
Patrick Merrigan, senior web applications developer
Jaclyn Roland, database manager - health information and data analytics
Neil Negstad, programmer/analyst
David Haverberg, senior data analyst
Dan Lo, senior data analyst
Kate Svitavsky, research analyst
Mason Todd
, financial analyst
Molly Yang, data operations analyst
Jennifer Sanislo, division assistant

Policy and Advocacy

Bob Hume, vice president of policy
Mary Krinkie, vice president of government relations
Danny Ackert, director of state government relations
Ben Hill, director of federal affairs
Becky Wifstrand, policy analyst
Andrea Wombacher, division assistant

Quality and Safety

Tania Daniels, vice president, partnerships for quality
Jennifer Schoenecker, associate vice president, quality and safety
Tracy Radtke, senior quality and safety specialist
Audrey Tate, quality and process specialist
Allie Albers, quality and safety specialist
Kimberley Huntington, quality and safety administrative assistant

Shared Services

Deb Kierstead, chief financial officer
Val Sonnentag, accounting manager
Annie Xiong, accountant
Coletta Mroszak, accounts payable specialist
Charles Kronschnable, director of IT and information security
James Benedict, network administrator
Nathalie Squire, office manager
Anna Jones, office assistant