The HSM advisory board is engaged and committed to the success of the program. The members represent a broad section of the health care industry. 

This important University group of industry leaders and educators provides valuable advice and support on trends and issues in health care and health services management, keeping the program abreast of industry needs and on the leading edge of professional practice. Board members contribute to the quality of students’ educational experiences, enhancing their future roles as leaders in the field.

The advisory board meets twice a year—fall and spring—to learn about program updates, outline new ideas and initiatives, and seek input and direction from board members.

Advisory Board

Ryan ArmbrusterSenior Fellow and Director of Healthcare Administration Executive StudiesUMN School of Public Health
Shirley BarnesChief Executive OfficerCrest View Senior Communities
Jose BernardChief of StaffUnited Hospital
Patti CullenPresident/CEOCare Providers of Minnesota
Karen EricksonSenior Director, Cardiac and Vascular Marketing Strategic Solutions & Alliance DevelopmentVice-President, CEO Communications and Operations
Trevor FoshangFormer Dean, College of ChiropracticCampbellsville University
Bridgette Grobe*Corporate AssociateUnitedHealthcare
Jessica HausauerExecutive DirectorMinnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care
Amy JerdeePresidentSt. Francis Regional Medical Center
Steve JobeExecutive DirectorMN Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS)
Geoff Kaufmann**CEO, North Central Blood ServicesAmerican Red Cross
Bill Kenney**CEODermatology Consultants, PA
Jim KingSenior Partner and Chief Quality OfficerWitt/Kieffer
Catherine KlugherzVP of Medicine SpecialtiesPark Nicollet
Brian MastNational Vice President of OperationsAgiliti
Sean McMooreEquity DirectorMN Department of Health
Kathy MesserliExecutive DirectorMinnesota Home Care Association
Nickolas Nyhus**Chief Administrative OfficerUniversity of Minnesota Physicians
Ellen OlsonPresident of the HSM Alumni NetworkMedtronic
Toby PearsonVice-President of AdvocacyCare Providers of Minnesota
Nichole Salaam Life Source
Patrick SauerExecutive Healthcare Operations and Innovation Leader 
Jenny Schoenecker**Senior Director, Quality and Patient SafetyMinnesota Hospital Association
Tetyana ShippeeAssociate Professor, Health Policy and ManagementUMN School of Public Health
Ellie SkeltonExecutive DirectorTouchstone Mental Health
Nick Smith*Vice President, HSM Alumni NetworkUnited Healthcare
Barb SpurrierSenior Vice PresidentWell Living Lab, Inc.
Dan StrittmaterVP OperationsMonarch Healthcare Management
Mel SullivanSVP, Chief People OfficerEcumen
Kari ThurlowPresident and CEOLeadingAge Minnesota
Antonio ToftVice President of Global Diversity, Equity and InclusionUnitedHealthcare

* HSM Alumni
** Faculty member
Current as of September 2023