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Leadership team

  • Thomas O'Connor

    interim president

    • Length of service at Allina Health: since 1997; at Abbott Northwestern Hospital since 2017
    • Previous experience:  senior vice president – Allina Health East Region; president of United Hospital; corporate vice president of operations, Allina Health; past president of St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital
    • Education: master's degrees in health services administration and business administration from the University of Minnesota; bachelor's degree in economics/finance from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.

    Tony LaCroix-Dalluhn, MSN, BSN, RN

    vice president, operations

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern:  since 1994
    • Previous experience:  emergency medical technician, staff RN, patient care manager (Emergency Department, observation, radiology); patient care director (Emergency Department, observation, trauma program, emergency management, orthopedics, staffing office, patient placement, social work, care coordination)
    • Education:  bachelor of arts, physiology (University of Minnesota); associate degree, nursing (Minneapolis Community and Technical College); bachelor of science, nursing (St. Catherine University); master of science, nursing leadership (Metropolitan State University)

    Travis Maher, MSM, BSN, RN

    vice president, patient care services; chief nursing officer

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2011
    • Previous experience: director, Resource Management (Patient Placement, Staffing, Scheduling, Med/Surg Float Pool, Critical Care Float Pool), Abbott Northwestern Hospital; nursing operations director, Fairview Southdale Hospital
    • Education: bachelor’s degree in Nursing (Dickinson State University), master’s degree in Management (Cardinal Stritch University)

    Richard Meyer

    president, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2007
    • Previous experience: vice president of organizational advancement for Minnesota Masonic Homes and director of the Children's Theatre Company's development program
    • Education: political science degree (University of Washington in Seattle), jurisprudence degree (University of Minnesota)

    Kristyn Mullin

    vice president, human resources

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2015
    • Previous experience: director of human resource-clinic division, director of benefits, and associate general counsel, Allina Health; senior attorney, Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P.
    • Education: bachelor of arts degree (University of Iowa); juris doctor degree (University of Iowa)

    Dennis O'Hare, MD

    vice president, medical affairs

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2012
    • Length of service at Allina Health: since 1986
    • Previous experience: vice president of medical affairs, Mercy Hospital; medical director roles with Allina Health
    • Education: medical degree (Creighton University School of Medicine), master's degree in administrative medicine

    Tom Talley

    vice president, operations, cardiovascular service line

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2011
    • Previous experience: CEO, Asheville Cardiology Associates, Asheville, North Carolina
    • Education: bachelor’s degree, business administration (Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan., master's degree, business administration and management, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.)

    Brian Weinreis

    chief financial officer

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2006
    • Previous experience: vice president, Regional Hospitals and specialty operations, Allina Health
    • Education: bachelor's degree (Augustana College)
    • Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Fellow, Health Care Managers Association (HFMA)

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