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 and Administration

Rahul Koranne, M.D., president and chief executive officer
Sarah Bohnet, executive assistant/visual communications specialist
Deb Kierstead, chief financial officer
Jim Benedict, network administrator
Anna Jones, receptionist
Charles Kronschnable, director of IT and information security
Nikki Mehlhorn, billing/accounts receivable specialist
Toby Oberg, accounts payable specialist
Valerie Sonnentag, accounting manager
Nathalie Squire, workforce project manager/office manager
Annie Xiong, accountant


Lou Ann Olson, senior director, communications and public relations
Jenna Sheldon, director of communications
Maddie Renneke, communications specialist
Kleio Vrohidis, communications coordinator
Sarah Bohnet, executive assistant/visual communications specialist


Heather Harmer, director of education and events

Finance Policy and Analytics

Joe Schindler, vice president of finance policy and analytics
Patrick Merrigan, senior web applications developer
Neil Negstad, programmer/analyst
Jaclyn Roland, database manager - health information and data analytics
Jennifer Sanislo, division assistant
Mason Todd, financial analyst
Andrea Wombacher, 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
Becky Wifstrand, policy analyst
Ben Hill, director of federal affairs
Andrea Wombacher, division assistant

Quality and Safety

Tania Daniels, vice president of quality and safety
Jennifer Schoenecker, senior director, quality and safety
Kimberley Huntington, quality and safety administrative assistant
Tracy Radtke, quality and process improvement specialist
Audrey Tate, quality and safety assistant coordinator