Community Benefit and Engagement department

Our staff members coordinate and measure how Allina Health identifies and responds to the health needs of our communities.

  • Ellie Zuehlke, director, Community Benefit and Engagement, 612-262-4941
  • Christy Dechaine, manager, community benefit, 612-262-4060
  • Susan Nygaard, manager, community health improvement, 612-262-4946
  • Aimee Pappenfus, manager, employee volunteerism and charitable contributions, 612-262-4651

To learn about health improvement where you live, contact your region's Allina Health community engagement lead.

Community engagement areas

Allina Health partners with communities in five overlapping areas:

  • community benefit
  • community health improvement
  • employee volunteerism
  • public affairs
  • charitable contributions