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Board committees

Executive Committee

  • Serves as an advisory resource to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Coordinates and facilitates operation of the Boards, their committees, meetings and retreats
  • Assumes responsibility for other tasks specifically delegated to it by the board

Members: Donald Lewis, chair; Ruth Mickelsen, vice chair; James Malecha, treasurer; Kenneth Thome, secretary; Chris Tashjian, MD, member-at-large;

Meets five times per year.

Member Appeals Committee

  • Provides an objective, member-oriented forum for resolution of member appeals
  • Ensures that board members hear directly from members about the level of service they experience from HealthPartners
  • Based on member input, identifies improvement initiatives

How to file an appeal

Members: Laura Oberst and Eric Schned, MD, co-chairs; Thomas Brinsko; Luz Frias; Susan Hoyt; Donald Lewis, James Malecha, Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD, Ruth Mickelsen, Gregory Strong, Richard Struthers, Christopher Tashjian, MD, Kenneth Thome, Ray Ahrens (member-at-large); Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets twice a month.

Quality Committee

  • Serves as the Board-level advocate for quality of care and service for our member, patients and community.
  • Uses the Triple Aim to provide oversight of care and service
  • Works to provide the most affordable care and service for our patients and members

Members: Ruth Mickelsen, chair; Judith Corson, Luz Frias, Donald Lewis (ex officio), Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD, Laura Oberst, Brian Rank, MD; Christopher Tashjian, MD; Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Quality Sub-Committee

  • Serves as the Board-level advocate for quality of care and service of patients at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Clinic, and Tria Orthopaedic Center, LLC
  • Uses the Triple Aim to provide oversight of care and service
  • Ensures that qualified, competent practitioners are appointed to the medical staff and granted clinical privileges at Park Nicollet Health Services

Members: Judith Corson, chair; Ruth Mickelsen, Brian Rank, MD, Gregory Strong, Erich Zeitz, MD (ex officio), Donald Lewis (ex officio), Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets bi-monthly.

Health Transformation Committee

  • Assures implementation of the Triple Aim as an organizing principle for improving health
  • Assures integration of capabilities that improve care and health across the continuum of care
  • Communicates the importance of health improvement, care system redesign, performance and medical management.

Members: Christopher Tashjian, MD, chair; Judith Corson; Donald Lewis (ex officio), Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Brian Rank, MD; Eric Schned, MD; Gregory Strong, Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Governance Committee

  • Ensures that the boards are comprised of individuals with appropriate skills and background
  • Identifies and nominates qualified individuals to serve as directors
  • Establishes board functions and responsibilities
  • Assesses board performance to improve governance quality

Members: Susan Hoyt, chair; Thomas Brinsko, Judith Corson, Luz Frias, Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Donald Lewis (ex officio), Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets at least six times a year.

Innovation in Products & Services Committee

  • Provides vision and guidance to marketing, sales and customer service areas to ensure that customer , patient and family members needs are met
  • Focuses on the patient, member and family experience of care and coverage
  • Oversees growth across the organization including plan sales and marketing and delivery system growth and expansion

Members: Luz Frias, chair; Thomas Brinsko, Susan Hoyt, James Malecha, Ruth Mickelson, Laura Oberst, Richard Struthers, Kenneth Thome, Donald Lewis (ex officio), Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Audit & Compliance Committee

  • Monitors the accounting and financial policies, controls and processes of the organization including the organization’s compliance programs
  • Engages an independent auditor and oversees internal audit and compliance and integrity functions

Members: Greg Strong, chair; Susan Hoyt, James Malecha, Kenneth Thome, Donald Lewis (ex officio), Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets three times per year.

Finance Committee

  • Provides oversight of the financial condition, operations and direction of HealthPartners and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including investment policies, allocations and account managers and budget an debt structures
  • Provides oversight of the assets of the corporation

Members: James Malecha, chair; Thomas Brinsko, Susan Hoyt, Eric Schned, MD; Gregory Strong, Richard Struthers, Kenneth Thome, Donald Lewis (ex officio), Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Compensation & Leadership Development Committee

  • Oversees compensation programs of the senior executive officers, physicians and directors of the organization
  • Oversees the leadership development programs applicable to key positions

Members: Kenneth Thome, chair; Thomas Brinsko, James Malecha, Laura Oberst, Richard Struthers, Donald Lewis (ex officio), Mary Brainerd (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

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