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ANN CAZABAN

C.E.O. Southside Community Health Services

Ann has more than 10 years experience in nonprofit organizations, both in leadership roles (Executive Director and COO) and in serving on boards of directors. 

She specializes in nonprofit management, leadership, fundraising, event planning, grant writing, program evaluation, quality improvement, governance, and collaboration.

COLLEEN MCDONALD DIOUF

C.E.O. Community-University Health Care Center

CEO, Colleen McDonald, MA joined CUHCC in 2000 as a Program Development Specialist for the Mental Health Area and moved to a center-wide role as Director of Development in 2004, where she gained experience in developing programs throughout CUHCC’s medical, dental and mental health services.  She then advanced to the role of Associate Director where she led the clinic in achieving health care home certification and its participation in a virtual Accountable Care Organization.  Colleen was appointed as the CEO in October 2016 and now has the overall responsibility for all aspects of the organization, a public entity community health center with the University of Minnesota.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, and has translated her international development experience to the local community health context. 

TEDD JAMES

C.E.O. Axis Medical Clinic

Tedd is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry. Strong business development professional skilled in financial management and stressed business recovery.
He has particular knowledge of FQHC and community clinic operations. He brings plenty of expertise in high tech to the table.
Tedd uses a management style based on employee empowerment and self motivation.

STEVEN J. KNUTSON

C.E.O. Neighborhood Healthsource

Steve brings extensive knowledge of the financing and delivery of health care services in our marketplace. He has served as Executive Director of Neighborhood HealthSource (NHS); a primary care clinic based Federally Qualified Heath Center with three clinic sites located in North and Northeast Minneapolis since 2009.

Steve has over 30 years’ experience in health care operations and strategic development working with Minnesota health care non-profits, including provider relations positions with Medica & Allina, and Clinic Operations and Payer Relations positions with HealthEast; both large health systems based in the Twin Cities. Prior to his tenure at NHS, he was a partner in ConsentiaHealth, Inc., assisting health systems and provider practices in the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives. Mr. Knutson served on NHS' board for several years and was board Treasurer before being named Executive Director in early 2009

RUEBEN MOORE

C.E.O. Westside Community Health Services

Over the past 18 years, Reuben has co-created new pathways for value expansion within large, mid and small organizations. His ability to bridge the private and public sectors is a gift. As a health industry leader, he has championed an optimization of consumer experience, disruptive innovations, partnerships and fundamental execution throughout the healthcare eco-system. Reuben has fluidly adapted to the changing market dynamics with a renewed passion to help organizations rethink strategies, execution methods, and value concepts. As a community leader, he helps to drive strategies, transformative models and policies that improve healthcare access and affordability for all Minnesotan’s. His life’s purpose is to empower others, enhance organizations and leave a legacy of innovation, renewal and transformation.

MELISSA PARKER

C.E.O. United Family Medicine

KARINA A.FORREST-PERKINS

C.E.O. People's Center

Karina A. Forrest‐Perkins joined People’s Center in January 2019. Ms. Forrest-Perkins is a national speaker and consultant on systems improvement, social determinants of health, and integrated health strategies. She most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Wayside Recovery Center, a women’s chemical dependency and co-occurring treatment center in the Twin Cities.  Prior to this appointment, Ms. Forrest-Perkins served as a continuous quality improvement consultant for multiple national health systems, was the founder of an international consortium on behavioral health access and quality, and, served as a federal government contractor on best practices for trauma responsive service environments. Karina is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has trained, advocated for, and authored Congressional briefs regarding the amplification of indigenous voice regarding health disparities.She was selected as a 2017 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and has catalyzed multiple cross disciplinary partnerships to improve access to whole health integrated care environments.   

Ms. Forrest-Perkins has a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

RITESH PATEL

C.E.O. Open Cities Health Center

Ritesh joined Open Cities in January of 2019. He is  an experienced Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. He has extensive experience  in Nonprofit Organizations. Ritesh comes with a strong business background with a business (MBA) and medical education (MD).

DR. PATRICK ROCK

C.E.O. Indian Health Board

Dr. Patrick Rock serves as CEO of the Indian Health Board. He is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. His professional interests include: 

  • Diabetes Care

  • Pharmacy Care

  • Health Policy & Program Development

Dr. Rock has served as clinical instructor at Hennepin County Medical Center. He also maintains memberships in several State and National committees on related Native health issues.

He is Board Certified in Family Practice.

DR. ANTONY STATELY

C.E.O. Native American Community Clinic

Antony Stately, PhD (Ojibwe/Oneida) holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Previously, he worked at Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington-Seattle, as director for the HONOR Project and co-investigator for a grant addressing obesity and cardiovascular disease with a NW tribe. He was inaugural Program Director of Seven Generations Child and FamilyCounseling Services, a clinic serving American Indian children and families, which he helped to establish in Los Angeles. Dr. Stately has been a consultant to numerous international, national, and local agencies, and has taught in several graduate programs in clinical psychology.

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