General Board Executive Officers

  • Carolyn Sakstrup (Chair) Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Generosity Officer—Thrivent
  • Jeanne Crain (Vice Chair) President and CEO—Bremer Financial
  • Rajni Shah (Secretary) VP Business Development—MyMeds
  • Greg Munson (Treasurer) Managing Principal—Transwestern
  • Andrea Walsh (Past Chair) President and CEO—HealthPartners

General Board Representatives

  • Siyad Abdullahi, Founder & CEO—Pro-Health Care, Inc.
  • Peter Bach, Managing Director of Upper Midwest—RMB Capital
  • Courtney Baechler, MD, Medical Director Health Equity and Health Promotion—Minneapolis Heart Institute/Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
  • Doris Baylor, Community Volunteer & Business Leader
  • James Burroughs, SVP, Government & Community Relations / Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer—Children’s MN
  • Troy Cardinal, CIO—RSM US LLP
  • Deniz Cultu, Partner—McKinsey & Company Inc.
  • Wendy Dayton, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer
  • Rich Dorn, Senior Vice President, Operational Risk—Wells Fargo
  • Bob Ehren, SVP, Individual Solutions—Securian Financial
  • Damien Fair, Professor/Department of Pediatrics & Neuroscientist—University of MN
  • Patience Ferguson, Senior Vice President, HR & Inclusion—Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Marcus Fischer, President and CEO—Carmichael Lynch
  • Eric Fotsch, Director of Field Experiences, Licensure Officer, Professor—Metropolitan State University
  • Gloria Freeman, Founder & CEO—Olu’s Home
  • Bob Gardner, CEO—Gardner Builders
  • Darrel German, Regional President—Huntington Bank
  • Bill George, Senior Fellow—Harvard Business School
  • Jeffrey Greiner, Managing Partner—Northern Pacific Group
  • Bjorn Gunnerud, Chief Strategy Officer—North Memorial Health
  • James Hereford, President and CEO—Fairview Health Services
  • Jasmine Jirele, President & CEO—Allianz Life Insurance Company
  • Shelley Kendrick, President & CEO—Ecumen
  • Reid Larson, Managing Member and Founder—ViaWealth
  • Bruno Lavandier, Senior Vice President—Ecolab
  • Geoff Martha, Chairman & CEO—Medtronic
  • Mike McKee, Managing Partner—Baker Tilly, US LLP
  • Bruce Mooty, Retired—Gray, Plant, Mooty & Bennett, P.A.
  • Patty Murphy, Community Volunteer
  • John Naylor, CEO—Medica
  • Andrea Nordaune, Vice President and General Counsel Renewal Division—Andersen Corporation 
  • Ravi Norman, CEO—Norman Global Enterprises
  • Kathryn Mitchell Ramstad, President—Christen Group LLC
  • Amit Patel, Founder & CEO—Vios Medical
  • Rachel Paulouse, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer—Strive Asset Management
  • Kyle Rolfing, Partner—Lemhi Ventures
  • Clifton Ross, President & CEO—Guardian Resources
  • David Royal, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer—Thrivent
  • Greg Theis, President and Chief Executive Officer—Liberty Diversified International
  • Lica Tomizuka Sanborn, Partner—Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
  • Tim Welsh, Vice Chairman - Consumer & Business Banking—US Bank
  • Walter White, Independent Director—Allianz Life
  • De’Mon Wiggins, Executive Vice President and President of Industrial & Flow Technologies—Pentair
  • Leslie Wright, VP of Development & Alumni Relations—Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Dick Zehring, Real Estate & Development, Retired, Former YMCA Greater St. Paul Board Chair

Community Board Representatives

  • Kelly Hyman, Food and Bio 2030 Program Lead—Cargill (Adventure YMCA Community Board)
  • Clarence Jones, Executive Director—Hue-MAN Partnership (North YMCA Community Board)
  • Scott Jones, Vice President Commercial Lending—Royal Credit Union (Hudson YMCA & YMCA Camp St. Croix Community Board)
  • Rachael Reiling, Director of Strategy & Market Development—Taylor Corp (Eagan YMCA Community Board)