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

David Clutter, MD

Sindy Keller

Chris Kennelly, JD

Larry Leitner

Susan Mathison, MD

Ben Meland

Eric Monson

Seth Novak

Jane Skalsky, RN

Nancy Slotten

Amanda Thomas

J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Richard Vetter, MD

Hope Yongsmith, MD

Executive
Committee

David Clutter, MD
Sindy Keller
Chris Kennelly, JD
Susan Mathison, MD
Seth Novak
Jane Skalsky, RN
Richard Vetter, MD

Governance
Committee

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

Finance/Investment
Committee

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

Strategic Platforms
Committee

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

Lend A Hand
Committee

Becky Bakke
Barbra Brookshire, OD
Julene Brown, RN
Lisa Faul
Brian Haugen
Julie Haugen
Godela Iverson, MD
Diane Miller
Jane Skalsky, RN
Jennifer Thompson
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Donor Impact
Committee

Dave Akkerman, MD
Tom Bresnahan
Joel Haugen, MD
Sindy Keller
Chris Kennelly, JD
Susan Mathison, MD
Jane Skalsky, RN
Amanda Thomas
Mary Beth Traynor, RN

J. Patrick Traynor, JD
Hope Yongsmith, MD

DMF Center of Excellence
& Innovation Committee

Susan Mathison, MD
Amanda Thomas
J. Patrick Traynor, JD

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

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