Board Members

Leading for Exceptional Impact

The board of Dakota Medical Foundation is made up of medical professionals and other community leaders: dreamers, thinkers, doers and innovators. They lead us to address complex challenges facing our interdependent community and push us to achieve the greatest possible societal return from our resources. They test us to understand and teach best practices, and challenge us to continually become better by measuring and evaluating our effectiveness. Together with our staff, they are our most important human capital.

Board of Directors

Dave Akkerman, MD

Robert Bakkum

Barbra Brookshire, OD

Julene Brown, RN

Sindy Keller

Chris Kennelly, JD

Rob Lauf, DDS

Susan Mathison, MD

Nola McNeally, JD

Ben Meland

Kim Meyer

Eric Monson

Seth Novak

Nancy Slotten

Amanda Thomas

J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Richard Vetter, MD

Hope Yongsmith, MD

Executive
Committee

Amanda Thomas
Barb Brookshire, OD
Chris Kennelly, JD
Hope Yongsmith, MD
Richard Vetter, MD
Seth Novak
Sindy Keller
Susan Mathison, MD

Governance
Committee

Dave Akkerman, MD
Chris Kennelly, JD
Kim Meyer
Peter Stenehjem
Seth Novak
Susan Mathison, MD
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Finance/Investment
Committee

Ben Meland
Dave Akkerman, MD
Eric Monson
Jay Eisenbeis
John Deutsch, PharmD
Richard Vetter, MD
Robert Bakkum
Seth Novak
Sindy Keller
Susan Mathison, MD
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Strategic Platforms
Committee

Amanda Thomas
Chris Kennelly, JD
David Clutter, MD
Eric Monson
Jane Skalsky, RN
Joel Haugen, MD
Nancy Slotten
Richard Vetter, MD
Susan Mathison, MD
Tim Eissinger
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Lend A Hand
Committee

Barb Brookshire, OD
Brian Haugen
Diane Miller
Godela Iverson, MD
Jane Skalsky, RN
Jason Boutwell
Jennifer Thompson
Jessica Kuhn, NP
Julene Brown, RN
Lisa Faul
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Donor Impact
Committee

Amanda Thomas
Dave Akkerman, MD
Chris Kennelly, JD
Hope Yongsmith, MD
Jane Skalsky, RN
Joel Haugen, MD
Mary Beth Traynor, RN
Seth Novak
Sindy Keller
Susan Mathison, MD
Tom Bresnahan
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

DMF Center for Excellence
& Innovation Committee

Amanda Thomas
Jay Eisenbeis
Nola McNeally, JD
Robert Bakkum
Seth Novak
Sindy Keller
Susan Mathison, MD
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

NOTE: Board and committee members do not accept solicitations for grant funds.

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