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Our leaders

Mary Brainerd

President, Chief Executive Officer

“It’s during times of change that great organizations rise to the top. At HealthPartners, we’ve got the passion, commitment and talent to meet challenges. We are leaders in the work to transform health care and look forward to partnering with our members and patients on the journey to improved health.”


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Kathy Cooney

Exec. Vice President, Chief Admin. Officer

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Megan Remark

President, Chief Exec. Officer Regions Hospital

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Steven Connelly, MD

Co-Executive Medical Director

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Barb Tretheway

Sr. Vice President, General Counsel

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Andrea Walsh

Exec. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

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Charlie Fazio, MD

Sr. Vice President, Medical Director

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Brian Rank, MD

Co-Executive Medical Director

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Nance McClure

Chief Operating Officer

Board of directors

For more than 50 years, HealthPartners has been consumer governed by elected board members who are also our patients and members. Watch video >>

James Malecha

Vice Chair

Thomas Brinsko


Luz Maria Frias



Board members

Learn more about our board committees

Board of directors election results

The current election results is for HealthPartners, Inc. Board of Directors. Below are the elected board members’ info:

Phil Donaldson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Andersen Corporation
Appointed to fill an unexpired term

Luz Maria Frias
President and CEO
YWCA Minneapolis

Morris Goodwin, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
American Public Media Group

Deborah Hopp
Vice President, Publishing
Publisher, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
MSP Communications

Amy Langer
Salo, LLC

Donald Lewis
Attorney and Shareholder
Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

James Malecha, Jr.
President and CEO
Egan Company

Ruth Mickelsen
Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics
University of Minnesota

Laura Schmaltz Oberst
Executive Vice President and North Region Head of Commercial Banking
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Are you interested in joining the board?

Submit your resume and cover letter, or suggest a potential nominee to:

HealthPartners Governance Committee
Mail Stop 21110A
PO Box 1309
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1309

Or email

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