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Buffalo Hospital

Leadership team

Jennifer Myster
President

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since April 2009
  • Previous experience: Senior Vice President, Park Nicollet Health Services and Administrator, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in biology (St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN), Master of Hospital and Healthcare Administration (University of Minnesota) and Master of Business Administration (Carlson School, University of Minnesota)

Gretchen Frederick, RN, MA
Director of Patient Care and Quality

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since January 2005
  • Previous experience: Quality Consultant for Allina Health regional hospitals and Director of Care Management at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Education: Bachelor's of Nursing (St. Scholastica) and a Masters in Human Service and Health Administration (St. Mary's University)

Laura Kalland
Director of Operations, Finance and Business Development

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since 2010
  • Previous experience: Director of operations, Mercy Hospital and Interim Assistant CEO of South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, part of the Community Health Systems (CHS) in Alabama
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Spanish (University of Wisconsin) and a Masters in Health Administration (University of Minnesota)

Leah Schmoyer
Director of Human Resources and Clinical Support Operations

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: Started at Buffalo in August 2013
  • Previous experience: Allina Health since 2002; 2 years in Recruitment; 9 years as a HR Generalist between Unity Hospital, Mercy Hospital and the Corporate Office; prior to Allina Health I worked in the HR Department of a small electrical manufacturing plant.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, concentration in Human Resources (St. Cloud State University); graduated Cum Laude
  • Certifications: SPHR Certification June 2011 - current

Corey Martin, MD
Director of Medical Affairs

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since 2005
  • Previous experience: Chair of Buffalo Hospital Department of Medicine, Physician at Buffalo Clinic
  • Education: Bachelors Degree in Microbiology (North Dakota State University), Medical Degree (Yale University), Fellowship American Academy of Family Physicians (University of North Dakota, Bismarck Center for Family Medicine)

Karla Heeter
Foundation Executive Director

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since 2008
  • Previous experience: Wright County Commissioner (2003 - 2008), Community Health Foundation - Cancer Project Director (1998 - 2001), ISD 877 - Community Partnership Facilitator (1991 - 1998), Stuart Corporation - Resident Services Director (1988 - 1991)