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Board of Directors

Board of Directors



Richard King, MD, PhD
HHRI Board Chair
Retired Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Miaja Cassidy, JD, CHC, CCEP
HHRI Board Vice Chair
Chief Compliance Officer, Medtronic
Adjunct Professor, Law & Leadership in Healthcare Administration, Mitchell Hamline Law School


Anne Murray, MD, MS
HHRI Board Secretary/Treasurer
Epidemiologist & Staff Geriatrician, HCMC
Medical Director, Berman Center for Clinical Research
Professor of Medicine & Adjunct in Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School


Derrick Hollings, CPA
Chief Financial Officer,
Hennepin Healthcare System Administration


Ajay Israni, MD, MS, HHRI President
Nephrologist, HCMC
Associate Professor of Medicine & Adjunct Faculty
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Mark LeSage, PhD
Sr. Investigator, Division of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology, HCMC
Professor of Medicine & Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

James R. Miner, MD
Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, HCMC
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Theresa Pesch, RN
President, HennepinHealthcare Foundation (HHF)

Dean Rustad
Retired Vice President of Finance, Medtronic

Serafin Samson, MBA, MS 
Scientia Healthcare, LLC Consulting Services

Simon Shannon, MBA, PhD
Global Director – Transportation and Electronics Business, 3M

Prat Verma, MBA, MS
Vice President, Innovation, Optum Labs

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