Board of Directors

2016 Board of Directors

MNHPC’s Board of Directors help guide the mission of the organization, assist with fundraising efforts and achieve organizational priorities.


Julie Mayers Benson, President
Lakewood Health System

Nikki Gruis Diekmann, Vice President
Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Wing Home Care and Hospice

Terri Hyduke, Treasurer
Experienced Resources

Alice O’Brien Berquist, Secretary
Felhaber Larson

Sue Quist, Member at Large
Hospice of Douglas County

Tom Hyder, Ex-officio President
Minnesota Gerontological Society


Nathan Grove
St. Croix Hospice

Susan Hunt
Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics

Vivian Jenkins Nelsen
The Hypatia Group, Inc., The INTER-RACE Institute

Katheryn Lauer
Essentia St. Mary’s Hospice

Lora Nelson
Sanford Health

Sandy Nevinski

Susan O’Conner-Von
University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Susan Peterson
CareChoice Cooperative

Ed Ratner
University of Minnesota Medical School

Cid Rode
Rise, Inc.

Pat Schommer
University of Minnesota Medical School

Jeannie Vestrum
Heartland Hospice

Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the MNHPC Board of Directors. Fill out the board-nomination-form-for-2017