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Board of directors

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, 2016 - 2017

    The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They are members of the community and physicians who practice at Abbott Northwestern.


    • Chair: Ronald J. Poole
    • Vice chair: Christopher T. Dahl
    • Vice chair: Sharon Hawkins
    • Secretary: Patrick Denzer, President, LI Ventures, LLC 
    • Treasurer: Kita McVay


    • Lee Arostegui, MD, Emergency Care Consultants, PA
    • Trisha Blake
    • *Ben Bache-Wiig, MD, president, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • Conley Brooks, Jr., president, Sawmill Private Management, Inc.
    • Cassidy Burns, principal, Riverbridge Partner
    • Barbara Burwell, president, Burwell Family Foundation
    • Carolyn Erickson
    • *Kristine Fortman, PhD, president, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
    • Linda Goldenberg
    • Thomas Gunderson
    • Carol Huttner
    • Benjamin S. Jaffray
    • Mumtaz Kazim, MD
    • Linda Ketover, MD
    • Roger H.D. Lacey
    • Tamera Lillemoe, MD, FCAP, Hospital Pathology Associates, PA
    • Theodore Loftness, MD
    • Donald MacMillian
    • Muffy MacMillian
    • Lynne McDonough
    • *Richard Meyer, president, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation
    • Jason Paulnock, senior vice president, Wells Fargo
    • Robert Scott, MD
    • Robert Sit, vice president, Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
    • *Chase Sovell, MD, chief of staff-elect, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Medical Staff

    *Directors - Ex-Officio

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