Essentia Health Leadership

  • David Herman, MD, Chief Executive Officer
    David Herman, MD Chief Executive Officer
  • Jodi Mansfield Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
    Jodi Mansfield Executive Vice President
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Peter Henry, MD, Chief Medical Officer
    Peter Henry, MD Chief Medical Officer
  • Traci Morris, Chief Financial Officer
    Traci Morris Chief Financial Officer
  • Diane Davidson, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Diane Davidson Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Sheila Hart, Senior Vice President Care Delivery
    Sheila Hart Senior Vice President
    Integrated Care Delivery
  • Debbie Welle-Powell, Chief Population Health Officer
    Debbie Welle-Powell Chief Population Health Officer
  • Michael Watters, Chief Legal Officer
    Michael Watters Chief Legal Officer
  • Andrew Askew, Vice President of Public Policy
    Andrew Askew Vice President of Public Policy

Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin (Essentia Health - East)

  • Jon Pryor, MD, President - East Market
    Jon Pryor, MD President - East Market
  • Brad Beard, Chief Operating Officer - East Market
    Brad Beard Chief Operating Officer - East Market
  • Anne Stephen, MD, Chief Medical Officer - East Market
    Anne Stephen, MD Chief Medical Officer - East Market
  • Cindy Kent, RN, Chief Nursing Officer - East Market
    Cindy Kent, RN Chief Nursing Officer - East Market
  • Christie Erickson, CNP, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Director - East Market
    Christie Erickson, CNP Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Director - East Market
  • Janice Shade, Senior Vice President, Operations - East Market
    Janice Schade Senior Vice President of Hospital and Surgical Operations - East Market
  • Tammy Kritzer, Senior Vice President, Operations - East Market
    Tammy Kritzer Senior Vice President of Regional Operations and Primary Care - East Market

Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota (Essentia Health - West)

  • William Heegaard, MD, President - West Market
    William Heegaard, MD President - West Market
  • Richard Vetter, MD, Chief Medical Officer - West Market
    Richard Vetter, MD Chief Medical Officer - West Market
  • Al Hurley, Chief Operating Officer - West Market
    Al Hurley Chief Operating Officer - West Market
  • Nicole Christensen, RN, Chief Nursing Officer - West Market
    Nicole Christensen, RN Chief Nursing Officer - West Market
  • Karla French Baker, CNP, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Director - West Market
    Karla French Baker, CNP Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Director - West Market

Central Minnesota (Essentia Health - Central)

  • Peter Henry, MD, Chief Medical Officer - System & Central Market
    Peter Henry, MD Chief Medical Officer - System & Central Market
  • Pat DeLong, RN, Chief Nursing Officer - Central Market
    Pat DeLong, RN Chief Nursing Officer - Central Market
  • Melisa Palmer, PA-C, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Director Central Market
    Melisa Palmer, PA-C Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Director - Central Market