Interview

For The Record with Lori Syverson, Board of Directors, Edina Chamber of Commerce

Give us Edina Chamber of Commerce’s Green Umbrella community wellbeing destination initiative elevator pitch. GreenUmbrella is a health, wellness and lifestyle initiative in Edna. Its focus is on creating a happier, healthier, more purposeful place to live, work and play. It promotes not only physical wellbeing but emotional, social, spiritual, and occupational as well. Through […]

For The Record with Peter McDermott, President and CEO & Barb Majerus, VP of Sales, MDI

Peter McDermott is president & CEO of Minnesota Diversified Industries, Inc. (MDI). Previously he served as president of Itasca Economic Development Corporation which is a county wide nonprofit economic development organization in northern Minnesota. He has served on a wide variety of nonprofit boards including chairing the United Way of 1000 Lakes and the Grand […]

Up & Running with Joe Connolly of Visana Health

Joe Connolly spent nearly a decade in medical devices R&D and strategy, most recently with 6 years at Boston Scientific. At Boston Scientific, he led a strategy & innovation team that mapped disease states, patient pathways, and health system barriers that hindered optimal patient care, and partnered with top-tier health systems to implement a digital […]

For The Record with Erica Barnes, Executive Director, Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation

Erica began her professional career as a speech-language pathologist in the healthcare setting. Following the death of her daughter, Chloe, in 2010 she co-founded Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation with her husband Philip. Through her advocacy work she has represented the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) as a Minnesota state ambassador, has provided public […]

For The Record with Amanda Tufano, Chief Executive Officer, Genevive

As chief executive officer of Genevive, Amanda Tufano leads a mission-driven healthcare company created to meet the complex care needs of Minnesota’s geriatric population and improve lives and health outcomes. Genevive has a team of more than 115 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers deployed throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Amanda joined […]

For The Record with Seanne Falconer, University of Minnesota

Seanne Falconer, MBA, has been the Executive Director and Associate Cancer Center Director for Administration for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota since 2014. Ms. Falconer holds a Masters of Business Administration from Yale University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her role at the University of […]

For The Record with Jeffery Leibach, Navigant

Jeff Leibach is Director with Navigant’s Healthcare Strategic Solutions team, supporting clients as they manage the financial and strategic challenges in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Jeff’s areas of expertise include managed care negotiations, pricing and reimbursement analytics, and aligning clinical and financial leadership as providers and payers weigh the transition from fee-for-service to value-based […]

For the Record with Nicole Fetter, Director of Healthcare, Navigant

Nicole Fetter is a Director in the Healthcare Services practice. She trained as an Orthopedic Surgeon and has experience in population health, physician alignment, value-based care models, orthopedic surgery, OR operations improvement, and health system strategic growth. Nicole has worked with a wide variety of healthcare providers including academic medical centers, community hospitals, large for-profit […]

For The Record with Ravyn Miller, Director of U.S. Marketing, Medtronic

What does it mean to be a leader? In simple terms, a leader is one who casts a vision that other people follow; to be a positive leader is altogether different. A positive leader is one who considers the needs and values of others as a vision is constructed. They share wins with a team […]

Legislator Spotlight – Senator Melisa Franzen

Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina) represents District 49, which includes the communities of Edina and Bloomington. She was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012, reelected in 2016, and is serving her second term. She serves on the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee, as well as on the Tax Committee. 1. Tell us about what […]

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