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ACS Minnesota Area Board

The Minnesota Area Board is committed to help steward a high performing, innovative and reimagined MN American Cancer Society that connects the Mission to advocacy and sustained revenue growth; that innovates to meet the needs of diverse populations; that is metric driven, celebrating risk and pivoting its approach based on early outcomes; that is relentlessly pursuant of driving sustained impact and relevance within all MN communities. 


Our 2023 board priorities are to support ACS Minnesota’s efforts to provide resources to fund research that wins the fight against cancer:


To help inform the community of the challenges and options in the fight against cancer. Giving people the power to choose. Through education, we hope to help the community to make informed decisions about preventing, treating, and gaining access to the latest cancer information.


To help advocate so that change becomes a reality. Building a community to support our nonpartisan advocate affiliate, the American Cancer Society Action Network, we hope to support policies and legislation in order to bring about real change in our community.


To strategically develop services that support those on their cancer journey. The Boards hope is to provide tactical care to those who are in the midst of their cancer journey by offering tactics and strategies so that everyone knows that they are not alone in this fight.



Chief Information Officer,

Sun Country Airlines



Renewal by Andersen

Corporate Board Seat

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Recognized Leader in

Public Policy - Specializing

in Health Care

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Chief Operating

Officer/Integrator, Retired

It's Just Lunch

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Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking

U.S. Bank 

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Director of PR & 

Corp Social Responsibility

Sleep Number 

Corporate Board Seat

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Sr. Director Device Mechanical Engineering

Medtronic, Inc.


IT Manager

C.H. Robinson

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Sr. VP - Gateway Bank

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VP of Racial & Health Equity

Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Service Line Executive 

M Health Fairview

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Chief Executive Officer  

Essentia Health

SVP Employee Benefits

USI Insurance Services

Liaison to Associate Board

of Ambassadors

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Chief Executive Officer  

St. Cloud Orthopedics

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Global Nurse Manager - 3M

VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


VP Clinic Services

Twin Cities Orthopedics

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Chief Executive Officer

On - Demand Group


Region Sales Manager

ExtraHop, Inc. 

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Strong Tower Wealth


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Management Compensation


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SafeNet Consulting


Sr. VP of Rural Health 

CentraCare - Willmar

Surgical Oncologist

Mayo Clinic

VP of Health Equity 

Hennepin Healthcare

Sr. VP Strategic Sales 

Optiv, Inc. 


Sr. VP/Financial Advisor 

Wealth Enhancement Group




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