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Courage Kenny Foundation Board of Directors

  • June 1, 2017 - June 1, 2018 

    Eric Norberg, (retired), President, ALLETE Clean Energy

    Past Chair
    Tim DeLapp, (retired), Sr. Director, Global Movement Disorders, Medtronic, Inc.

    Vice Chair, Secretary
    Susan Rhode, Attorney at Law, Moss & Barnett

    Les Brunker, Senior VP, Investments, UBS Fin. Services

    Co-chairs, Development
    Sherry Gydesen, Human Resources Director, Andersen Corporation

    Chair, Nominating/Governance
    Jan Malcolm, Community Volunteer, former Allina Health Vice President, Allina Office of Philanthropy and Vice President, Public Affairs (on leave until February 2019) 

    Stephen Bariteau, President, Courage Kenny Foundation; Vice President, Interim, Philanthropy, Allina Health (ex officio with voting rights)

    Board Members
    Bruce Backberg, Community Volunteer, (retired) Sr. VP and Corporate Secretary, Travelers

    Mike Chappuis, Chief Administrative Officer, Mercy Virtual Mercy Health System

    Ross D’Emanuele, Partner, Dorsey’s Health Group and Co-Chair, Health Care Industry Group

    Erik Ekstrom, MD, Institute for Low Back and Neck Care

    Tom Erickson, co-President and Director, First Green Partners

    Mary Frey, Community Volunteer

    Pete Gallus, Community Volunteer, (retired) CAO-Investments, Ameriprise

    Peter Hasselquist, Volunteer

    Kevin Hykes, Operating Partner, Versant and CEO, Metavention, Inc.

    Tommy Johns, Medical Technology Consultant

    Ryan Johnson, Vice President, New Business Development, Cigna

    Linda Krach, MD, President, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, ex officio with voting rights

    Andrew (Andy) Krane, Sr. Vice President, Associated Financial Group, Ahmann-Martin

    Richard (Rich) Lay, Architectural Director, Assoc. Principal, AECOM

    Eric Peterson, Sr. Assoc. General Counsel, OptumInsight 

    Susan (Sue) Piva, Business Intelligence Competency Manager, Cummins Inc.

    Bret Puls, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

    Marjorie (Marj) Rolland, Foundation Accounting Manager, ex officio without voting rights

    Robert (Bob) J. Spencer, Jr., Sr. Clinical Program Manager, Medtronic

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