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”Foundation Buffalo Hospital Foundation Executive Director Karla Heeter

Buffalo Hospital Foundation Board

The Buffalo Hospital Foundation is led by a Board of Directors consisting of local leaders in business, health care and the community.

The Foundation is comprised of an executive director and volunteer board members. The board's purpose is to raise funds to help Buffalo Hospital provide exceptional patient-centered care within our walls and to the community we serve.

Board Members

  • Sandi Baert – Elim Guardian Angels Hospice
  • Wayne Bauernschmitt – Wright-Hennepin Electric Cooperative
  • Denise Blizil – Allianz (retired)
  • Hannah Fischer, PA – Buffalo Clinic
  • Denise Froehlich – Merrill Lynch
  • Amy Goering – Klein Investment Services
  • Pat Hackman – Safe Communities of Wright County
  • Connie Holmes – Buffalo Hospital volunteer
  • Laura Laird – Project Management Resources
  • Dale Lawrence, DO – Buffalo Clinic
  • Brad Nauman – Lawson Software and May or Buffalo
  • Kimbra Ness – G.M. Rude Properties
  • Jef Olson – Pastor, United Methodist Church
  • Rob Ryan – Ryan Auto Mall
  • Ann Sidwell, MD – Allina Health Clinic - Buffalo
  • Carla Sundblad – Realtor, WCR
  • Ex-Officio

    • Karla Heeter – Buffalo Hospital Foundation executive director
    • Laura Kalland – Buffalo Hospital director of operations, finance and business development
    • Sandie Matrella – Buffalo Hospital finance manager
    • Jennifer Myster – Buffalo Hospital president

    Foundation staff

    • Rachel Mendel – Buffalo Hospital executive assistant
    • Paula Slocum – Buffalo Hospital Foundation senior development associate and gift shop and volunteer services coordinator