About Our Chapter
About Our Chapter



Jennifer Hjelle
Executive Director

Marianne Keuhn
Vice President, Care Services

Gary Shipp
Director of Operations

Ryan Stauff
Vice President, Marketing & Development


The MN/ND/SD Chapter is led by a 23-member Board of Directors who volunteer their time and energy to guide the Chapter, fulfill its mission and support the ALS community.

Philip Albert
Medtronic, Inc.

Clay Ahrens
Vice President
Living with ALS
Retired, Allina Health

John Orner
Highmark Health

Jordan Sing
United States Department of Justice

Kristi Waite
Board of Representatives
Retired, Rasmussen College

Nana Ahwoi
Ernst & Young

Ken Baltes, PhD
Living with ALS

Amy Brachio
Ernst & Young

Mary Jones
Avera McKennan

Pete Klinkhammer
Living with ALS
Retired, MN Brain Injury Alliance & MN Stroke Association

Morgana Kolenda
Northwood Children's Services

Steve Kraus
Thomson Reuters

David Lamm
Independent Consultant

Grant Lander
Dell Technologies

Mary Ellen Leary
The MEL Group, LLC

Tina Linne
Reading and Math, Inc.

Jan Nelson
BNC National Bank

Brenda Olson
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital

Jeremy Rice
Abbot Downing

Susan Schuster
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dr. Nathan Staff, MD
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Ezgi Tiryaki, MD
Minneapolis VA Health System

Dr. David Walk, MD
University of Minnesota Medical Center

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