Hennepin Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors

Board Leadership

Chair: Jennell Bilek, JD - Shareholder, Carlson Caspers

Vice-Chair: Brett Edelson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare MN, ND, SD

Treasurer: James N. Young - Financial Consultant and Real Estate Investor

Secretary: Adrienne Jordan - Senior Consultant, The Prouty Project


Rebecca Anderson - Proprietor, France 44 Liquors Inc., and France 44 Foods, Inc.

Lisa Brezonik - President, SALO, LLC

Dominic Ciresi - Principal, Ciresi Weisz Agency

Tenbit Emiru, MD, Ph.D. - Department Chair of Neurology, Hennepin Healthcare

Monica Engel - Senior VP and President of Government Markets, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Courtney Godfrey - Television Reporter

Aileen Guiney - Vice President Corporate Compliance & Ethics at Target Corporation

Ajay Israni, MD, MS - President, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Stanley Jackson - Founder, Stanley Jackson and Partners

Richard Kyle, MD - Orthopaedic Physician, Hennepin Healthcare and  Medical Director, Excelen Center for Bone

Joseph Lally, JD - Exec. Director Delta Dental of MN Foundation, VP Government & Community Relations for Delta Dental of MN

Natalie McGrady - Director of Supplier Diversity, Cargill

Cara McNulty - President, Behavioral Health & EAP at Aetna, a CVS Health Company

Brooke Moss - PA-C, MPH

Craig Samitt, MD - Retired. Former CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Katie Severt - Advisory Board Member, Adoption Medicine Clinic at University of Minnesota

Summra Shariff - Executive Director and President at Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Chris Sherman - Sr. VP Operations & Capital Markets, Sherman Associates

Deborah Yungner - CEO/Founder, ERBUS Inc., LifeGRID Technologies


Ex-Officio Members

Jennifer DeCubellis - CEO, Hennepin Healthcare

Irene Fernando - Hennepin County Commissioner

Alexis Fraley- Chair of Young Professionals of Hennepin Healthcare

Theresa Pesch, RN - President, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation