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Board of trustees

  • photo Susan Galoff

    Susan Galoff


    Sue Galoff is the Director/Health Officer of the Pierce County Public Health Department.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  Galoff is a board member of the Western Wisconsin Public Health Education Consortium, the Western Wisconsin Public Health Readiness Consortium and is actively involved in the Wisconsin Public Health Association.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, exercising, playing piano, and relaxing at the lake.

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    Kevin Larson, BSHCA, CNH

    vice chair

    Kevin Larson is the current CEO/Administrator of Spring Valley Health Care Services, Inc. in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.

  • Christopher Tashijan

    Christopher Tashjian, MD

    chief of medical staff

    Dr. Tashjian’s love for the world of technology is paralleled only by his passion for his patients’ health. He’s successfully integrated the two by spearheading Vibrant Health’s meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record. He is also the physician champion for Excellian (EMR) at the hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency at the Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He has maintained board certification since 1988 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Fellow of Health Information Technology at the federal level.  Dr. Tashjian sees patients at Vibrant Health Family Clinics Ellsworth location.

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    William Wilkening


    Bill Wilkening had a 50+ year banking career which started at Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis. He served as president of Northwestern National Bank of Hopkins , President of Northwestern National Bank of Bloomington and President of Citizens Independent Bank in St. Louis Park, MN. He received a standard certificate from the American Institute of Banking and was awarded an academic scholarship.

    Bill has been active in a variety of industry and community organizations, serving as president of the Minnesota Bankers Association and a member of the St. Louis Park Rotary. He also served on the boards of Christ the King Lutheran Church and on the West Suburban and Bloomington Chambers of Commerce. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family which includes six grandchildren and his wife Donna of almost 50 years.

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    Claire McCarty, Ph.D.


    Dr. McCarty is a professor at the University of River Falls and has almost 20 years of teaching and consulting experience in the area of management and human resources. Her areas of interest include the development of cases illustrating management practices, issues of sustainability and how to integrate the triple bottom line approach into business education. ethical leadership, negotiations and influence, and systems thinking. Dr. McCarty has been active in international education – teaching in Scotland, Taiwan, Europe, China and taking students to S.E. Asia.

    She has published her work in the Labor Law Journal, the Journal of Critical Incidents, Annual Advances in Business Cases, the Business Case Journal, the Journal of Management Development, Training & Development Magazine, and is a co-author of Labor Agreement Negotiations. She has her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate from Ohio State. Dr. McCarty lives in River Falls taking care of the pets her college-aged sons have left behind -- three cats, one crazy dog, and a snake.

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    Jennifer O’Neill

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    Jennifer O’Neill is a  Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), Jennifer O’Neill specializes in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment, Jennifer appreciates the confidence and trust of her clients as she guides them through important personal decisions. Jennifer is an honored graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN, Jennifer is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and Minnesota. She is the only CELA licensed in both WI and MN and is accredited to assist with veteran’s benefits. Jennifer is an active volunteer and vital member of the communities of Hudson and River Falls. She is Vice Chair of the River Falls Area Hospital Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors of the Elder Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar, and Co-Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee, the Treasurer of the Foster Family Community Foundation created to build a non-profit community center for River Falls, Wisconsin.

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    David R. Miller


    Prior to joining River Falls Area Hospital, Miller served for ten years as the vice president, operations, for United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., 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 Life Link III, a non-profit organization providing safe and effective air medical transport across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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    Matthew Clayton, MD


    If you need a surgeon who specializes in hernias, minimally invasive abdominal surgery, and a calming bed-side manner, Dr. Clayton is an excellent choice. But it’s not recommended you compete against him in a game of Trivial Pursuit or talk Brewers baseball with this Cardinals baseball fan. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He has been board certified since 1999. Dr. Clayton sees patients at Vibrant Health Family Clinics River Falls location.

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    Greg Goblirsch, MD


    If seeing a health care provider who is fit and athletic is important to you, Dr. Goblirsch is a great choice. In addition to his special interests in emergency medicine and chronic disease, he takes a special interest in how his patients feel before they leave the appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his family medicine residency at Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation. He has been board certified since 1993. Dr. Goblirsch sees patients at Vibrant Health Family Clinics River Falls location.

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    Steven Leitch


    Steve Leitch is the owner of the Leitch Insurance Agency in River Falls, Wisconsin. He moved to River Falls after receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management & Insurance from UW-Madison. Steve and is wife, Lori, have found River Falls to be a great place to raise their four sons. Steve has enjoyed being active serving both the insurance industry and his community. He has served on the board of his state insurance association, as well as local community organizations including the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, River Falls Community Fund, and St Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program. He's also a member of the Police & Fire Commission and the Ambulance Commission and enjoys being part of the River Falls Rotary Club.

  • Kenneth Osowski

    Kenneth Osowski


    Kenneth Osowski is the chief financial officer for Frandsen Financial Corporation in Arden Hills, Minnesota.  He holds a Cum Laude Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and a master's degree in business administration from Keller|DeVry University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Osowski has worked in executive finance and community banking roles for more than 17 years. He is actively involved in community service leadership, which has included the board of directors of St. Croix Valley United Way, the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity board of directors, River Falls Community Arts Base board of directors, and the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. He has held membership in the Institute of Management Accountants, Financial Managers Society, Children's Miracle Network, and the Hudson, Wisconsin Rotary Club where he attained the Paul Harris fellowship.