Staff and board of directors

Our staff is dedicated to helping you meet your philanthropy goals in support of Mercy Hospital. With many years of planning experience, we can help you make the most of your donation to our hospital.

Please feel free to contact any of us for information on making a gift to Mercy Hospital. The foundation offices are located in the Lyric Building, on the Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus.

Mercy Hospital Foundation  
Lyric Building
Mail Route 53213
7590 Lyric Lane NE
Fridley, MN 55432-3251

Phone: 763-236-3961 
Fax: 763-236-3960 
Email: MHF@allina.com

Our staff

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Joseph D. Strauss 
President 
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Andrea Melberg Thompson
Development Manager 
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Linda L. Ortner 
Executive Director 
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Kathy Schultz 
Executive Assistant 
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Lisa Gleason
Administrative Assistant
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The Mercy Hospital Foundation is guided by a diverse group of community members, local business owners and health care providers. Our board of directors helps the Foundation with the direction and activities that best fulfill our mission to meet the health needs of our communities.

Officers

All officers serve on the Executive, Finance and Nominating Committees

Chris Hasling, Chair
Financial Advisor
Box Financial Advisors, Inc.

Stephen C. Remole, MD, FACC, Vice Chair
Cardiologist
Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Don Haller, Secretary 
Vice President, Member Services & Community Relations 
Connexus Energy

JerryPietz, Treasurer 
Vice President, Finance 
Mercy Hospital 

Maureen Steinwall, CPA, PhD, Past Chair 
President & CEO
Steinwall, Inc.   

Board Members

John Babcock
President & CEO
The Bank of Elk River

Aaron Binstock, MD
Director of Oncology Imaging, North Group
Suburban Radiologic Consultants, LTD 

Diana Chambers, RN
Community Member 

Jim Cormier
President
Building Sites, Inc.

Larry Crane
Market President
Northeast Bank, Coon Rapids

Pamela Deal
Community Member

David Dooher, RN
Community Member

Cynthia Gould
CEO
Gould's Diamonds & Jewelry

Sharon Henry, BA, RN
Community Member

Stephen Hustead, DO, FACC
Retired Cardiologist

Barb Kazcmarczyk
Unity Hospital Auxiliary

Helen Kay McClintock, RN
Community Member

Don McGuire
Market President
MidWestOne Bank

Mandy Meisner 
Community Relations
North Metro Mayors Association

Chris Mickman
Vice President
Mickman Brothers, Inc.

Eva Rasmussen
Vice President, Strategy & eBanking
Northeast Bank

Donna Scollon
Mercy Hospital Auxiliary

Saul Singh, DO
Hospitalist
Mercy Hospital

Sue Trossen, RN
Community Member

Jeffrey Yue, MD
Anesthesiologist
Mercy Hospital

Bruce Zeilinger
CEO
NXC Imaging

Ex-Officio Members

Sara Criger
Senior Vice President, Allina Health Operations, and President, Mercy Hospital

Kevin Stieglbauer, MD
Chief of Staff, Mercy Hospital

Joseph Strauss
President, Mercy Hospital Foundation

Linda L. Ortner
Executive Director, Mercy Hospital Foundation

If you are interested in becoming a Mercy Hospital Foundation board member or would like more information about serving on our board, please read this description of board member responsibilities