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

John Deutsch, Pharm D

Sindy Keller

Chris Kennelly, JD

Rob Lauf, DDS

Ann Malmberg, RN

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

Barb Brookshire, OD

Sindy Keller

Chris Kennelly, JD

Susan Mathison, MD

Seth Novak

Amanda Thomas

Richard Vetter, MD

Hope Yongsmith, MD

Governance
Committee

Dave Akkerman, MD

Chris Kennelly, JD

Susan Mathison, MD

Kim Meyer

Seth Novak

Peter Stenehjem

J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Finance/Investment
Committee

Dave Akkerman, MD

Robert Bakkum

John Deutsch, Pharm D

Jay Eisenbeis

Sindy Keller

Ann Malmberg

Susan Mathison, MD

Ben Meland

Eric Monson

Seth Novak

Patrick Traynor, JD

Richard Vetter, MD

Lend A Hand
Committee

Jason Boutwell

Barb Brookshire, OD

Julene Brown, RN

Lisa Faul

Brian Haugen

Godela Iverson, MD

Jessica Kuhn, NP

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

Seth Novak

Jane Skalsky, RN

Amanda Thomas

J. Patrick Traynor, JD

Mary Beth Traynor, RN

Hope Yongsmith, MD

DMF Center for Excellence
& Innovation Committee

Robert Bakkum

Jay Eisenbeis

Sindy Keller

Seth Novak

Susan Mathison, MD

Nola McNeally, JD

Amanda Thomas

J. Patrick Traynor, JD

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

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