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  • Daniel S. Conrad, MD, MBA, president photo

    Daniel S. Conrad, MD, MBA

    president, Phillips Eye Institute

    • Previous Experience: Ophthalmologist, Allina Health Clinics (2000-present) and Acclaro Eyecare/Surgery (2003-February 2014)
    • Education: BA – Bethel University (Arden Hills, MN)
      MD – University of Colorado School of Medicine (Denver, CO)
      MBA – University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN)
    • First year with Phillips Eye Institute: 2014

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    Laurie Hennen

    executive director, Phillips Eye Institute Foundation

    • Previous experience: director of advancement, University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences; account executive, Ewald Consulting; director, New Products, Technology Transfer and Statewide Services, Minnesota Technolog
    • Education: BS – Mankato State University; Mini MBA for Leading Growing Companies – University of St. Thoma
    • First year with Phillips Eye Institute: 2016

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    David Schneiderhan

    director, physician relationships

    • Previous experience: Private practice, Hastings Optical Co.; Director, Eye Services, Allina Health clinics
    • Education: BA – Luther College, Management; MA – St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Management and Health and Human Services Administration
    • First year with Phillips Eye Institute: 2000

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    Chris Verdon

    director, finance

    • Previous experience: Currently is also director, Finance at Abbott Northwestern Hospital; project manager with Allina Health Strategy and Business Development; clinical social worker, Regions Hospital
    • Education: BA - Social Welfare; Masters - Social Work, Masters in Business Administration - Finance
    • First year with Phillips Eye Institute: 2010

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    Marge Watry, MBA, RN

    director, patient care

    • Previous experience: Manager, Oncology Clinic and Infusion Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital; director, Oncology Service Line at HealthPartners; director, Oncology Services at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • Education: BSN - University of Minnesota; MBA - University of Minnesota
    • First year with Phillips Eye Institute: 2012