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Board of Directors

Board of Directors



Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP

HHRI Board Chair

Dean, School of Nursing

University of Minnesota (U of MN)


Miaja Cassidy, JD, CHC, CCEP
HHRI Board Vice Chair
Chief Legal Officer and Sr VP at BC/BS of MN
Adjunct Professor, Law & Leadership in Healthcare Administration, Mitchell Hamline Law School


Serafin Samson, MBA, MS
Secretary / Treasurer
Venture Capital Investment Manager, U of MN Office of Investments & Banking


Gopal Khanna, MBA

Carlson School of Management Medical Industry Leadership Institute Executive in Residence, U of MN

Anne Frosch, MD
Physician, Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare; Assistant Professor of Medicine, U of MN

Kirsten L. Johansen, MD, HHRI President
Chief of Nephrology, Hennepin Healthcare
Professor of Medicine, U of MN

Warren McKinney, PhD
HHRI Vice President for Equity in Research

Investigator, Division of Nephrology, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Theresa Pesch, RN
President, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation

Michael Puskarich, MD, MS
Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare

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

Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH

Adjunct Professor (ret.), School of Public Health, U of MN

Eric Ling, MD, MBA, MA

Chief Medical Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

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

Meghan Walsh, MD, MPH, FACP

Chief Academic and Research Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

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