Board of Directors

Founder:
Joseph Kiser, M.D.

Chair:
John Finnegan, Jr., Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Vice Chair:
Geoff Martha, Medtronic, Inc.

Secretary:
Susan H. Gebelein, Business and Leadership Consulting LLC

Treasurer:
Ajay Gupta, Ernst & Young LLP

Medical Directors:
Joseph A. Dearani, M.D., Mayo Clinic

David M. Overman, M.D., Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Members:
Guillaume Bastiaens, Cargill, retired

Mary McMahon Busch, St. Jude Medical

Jeff Haan, KPMG

Jannie Herchuk, Deloitte

Tom Jollie, PadillaCRT

Andrew F. Nelson, M.P.H., HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research

Heather Hudnut Page, Medtech Consultant

Robert Rosenbaum, Dorsey & Whitney

Janet Schutz, Community Leader

Dannette Smith, UnitedHealth Group

Ken Stein, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., Boston Scientific

Patrick Stoneking, Robins Kaplan LLC

Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney

Directors Emeriti:
David Andreas, Community Leader

Thomas A. Keller, III, Gray Plant Mooty

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Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision: Children around the world have access to high-quality heart care. 

Our Mission: To save the lives of children with heart disease, we partner with organizations to train medical teams, provide education and transform health care in underserved parts of the world.