Leadership team

Helen Strike

Helen Strike

president

  • As the president of River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minn., Helen Strike provides leadership for hospital operations, patient experience, staff and physicians, and stratetgic planning. Helen previously served as president of Allina Health Mercy Hospital - Unity campus from 2013 through 2016. 
  • Helen was a registered nurse before she moved into leadership roles. She has also held positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville and Regions Hospital in St. Paul. She has also done consulting work for Navigant Consulting and, most recently, Press Ganey. She began her current role in June 2019.
Iverson

Christy Iverson

director of patient care

  • Length of service at Regina Hospital: Since 2006
  • Previous experience: Manager of quality, safety and performance improvement at Regina Hospital; registered nurse at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis
Cyndy Bayer

Cynthia Bayer

manager of quality & risk, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital


  • Length of service: since 1997
  • Previous experience: quality and risk manager and nursing leadership roles at River Falls Area Hospital since 2000
Randy Scheper

Randy Scheper

finance manager

  • Length of service at Regina Hospital:Since August 2016
  • Previous experience: with Allina Health since 1996 at various finance locations most recently Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health.
McElmuury

Linda McElmurry

director of human resources, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital

  • Length of service: since July 2018
  • Previous experience: 27 years in human resources field including HR manager at Carlson School of Management and senior HR generalist at Mercy Hospital, Allina
Poellinger

Brandi Poellinger

director of philanthropy and community engagement

  • Length of service at Regina Hospital: since 2015
  • Previous experience: 15 years in community health, marketing and worksite wellness at Regina, River Falls and Osceola Medical Center
Jason

Jason Bainbridge

interim director of operations, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital

  • Length of service: since July 2019
  • Previous experience: Registered nurse for 16 years. Manager of surgery, endoscopy, pain center, out-patient infusion and cancer center at Regina Medical Center.