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River Falls Area Hospital

Senior leadership team

David Miller, president

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David R. Miller serves as the president for River Falls Area Hospital.

Prior to this, Miller served for ten years as the vice president, operations, for United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he led the development of the John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute, the St. Paul Cancer Center and the Peter J. King Emergency Center, along with overseeing multiple patient care departments, support services departments and strategic initiatives. Miller is also a former nationally registered paramedic and served as the president of Allina Health Emergency Medical Services and Allina Health Urgent Care Clinics.

Miller earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He also serves on the board of ADORAY, a hospice and homecare company serving western Wisconsin.


Jane Peterson, director of patient care services

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As director of patient care services, Jane Peterson provides oversight to inpatient and outpatient nursing units, as well as the support services of quality, care management, pharmacy and social services. She also provides oversight to the Virginia Piper Cancer InstituteĀ® - River Falls Area Hospital requirements to comply with the established CoC standards. This requires continued work and preparation for a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance to the CoC standards every three years.

Prior to joining River Falls Area Hospital, Peterson was the director of cardiac services for Luther-Midelfort, Mayo Health System. She has also held a variety of nursing positions in ICU, CCU and SCU at the Good Samaritan Health System in Arizona.

Peterson has a BSN from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and an MS degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University, also in Milwaukee.

Kristen Novak, director of human resources

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In her role as director of human resources at River Falls Area Hospital, Kristen Novak administers human resource policies, benefits and compensation programs, employee-relation services and labor-management relation services.

Prior to joining River Falls Area Hospital, Novak held multiple human resource roles at Green Tree Servicing Corporation, including vice president of human resources. In that capacity, she provided oversight for employee relations, recruitment, benefits, compensation and change agent efforts.

Novak has a bachelor's degree in organizational communication and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and holds PHR Certification from the Society for Human Resources Management.



Heather Logelin, director of foundation and community engagement

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In her role as foundation director, Heather Logelin oversees the hospital's philanthropic initiatives and provides staff leadership to the River Falls Area Hospital Foundation board of trustees. Logelin is also the Allina Health community engagement lead for western Wisconsin, working with the hospital board of trusteesā€™ community engagement committee and other community partners to develop and implement community health improvement initiatives throughout the region.

Logelin serves on the board of the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley and St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity. She also serves on the executive leadership board for the United Way St. Croix Valley's "Success by 6" early childhood initiative, on the steering committee of Healthier Together St. Croix County, and is an active member of the River Falls Rotary Club.

Logelin has an MBA in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.