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Current Board Members

 

Cheryl L. Bailey, M.D.

Policy and Planning Committee Member
Minnesota Oncology
910 East 26th Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN  55404 


Dr. Cheryl Bailey is a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist with Minnesota Oncology at the Minneapolis location.  She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and completed her OB-GYN residency from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.  Her gynecologic oncology fellowship was at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  She served as the Gynecologic Oncology Department Head in Minnesota Oncology for years and now acts as the Chair of the Oncology Department at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.  She is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.  

Current Board term: September 19, 2018 through January 04, 2021 
Congressional District: Four 
Physician Appointee


2017 Burkle

Christopher Burkle, M.D., J.D., FCLM

Licensure Committee Chair 
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN  55905 

Fax: 507-284-0120  

Dr. Burkle is an anesthesiologist and professor at the Mayo Clinic.  He is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiologists and is a licensed physician in Minnesota and Hawaii.  He received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii and completed his anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Burkle earned his law degree from Hamline University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Minnesota.  He is a member of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Legal Medicine and is the Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Professional Liability.    

Current Board term: March 11, 2017 through January 04, 2021 
Congressional District: One 
Physician Appointee


 2017 Jafri

Irshad H. Jafri, M.B., B.S., FACP 

Complaint Review Committee Member
HealthPartners Specialty Center
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
435 Phalen Blvd., 3rd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55130 
Fax: 651-254-8656

Dr. Jafri is a gastroenterologist, practicing in Minnesota since 1997. He is currently the Department Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Regions Hospital and the HealthPartners Medical Group. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Jafri did his Internal Medicine residency at Hennnepin County Medical Center, then went on to do a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is currently a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Minnesota Medical Association.

Current Board Term: May 31, 2015 through January 07, 2019
Congressional District: Two
Physician Appointee


 2017 Kaplan

Gerald T. Kaplan, M.A., L.P.

Complaint Review Committee Member
2712 Fremont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408-1122
Fax: 612-874-8885

Mr. Kaplan has been a licensed psychologist since 1977.  He is the Executive Director of Alpha Human Services and Alpha Service Industries, sister agencies that provide inpatient and outpatient sex offender management and treatment.  Mr. Kaplan was previously a member of the Board of Medical Practice from 2000 to 2004 and was a member of the Board's 1995 Consultation Group on Physician Sexual Misconduct. Mr. Kaplan serves nationally as a fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards and served on the Federation's Ethics and Professionalism Committee for three years.  Mr. Kaplan was a member of the Board of Psychology from 1992 to 2000, including two years as the Board Chair.  He also currently serves as a Board member on the Board on Judicial Standards.

Current Board term: July 1, 2015 through January 07, 2019
Congressional District: Three
Public Appointee


 2017 Lindholm

Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., FAAFP, (President)

Lake Region Healthcare Clinic Services
615 South Mill Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Fax: 218-739-5501

Dr. Lindholm received her medical degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She practices family medicine. After serving 4 years at a community health center in Ohio, she has practiced in Fergus Falls since 1990. Dr. Lindholm is a past president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and has served on a national commission for the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is also a past president of the Minnesota Medical Association. She has previous served on the Board of Directors of Midwest Medical Insurance Company (now the MMIC Group), Minnesota Community Measurement, Lake Region Hospital and the Fergus Falls Medical Group. She currently has clinical faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of North Dakota Medical School. She is currently Chair of the Outpatient Services Committee of Lake Region Healthcare.

Current Board term: June 6, 2016 through January 06, 2020 
Congressional District: Seven
Physician Appointee


  

2017 Lombardo

Kathryn D. Lombardo, M.D.

Licensure Committee Member 
Olmsted Medical Center
210 Ninth Street SE
Rochester, MN  55904

Fax: 507-287-2779   

Dr. Lombardo is a psychiatrist and President of Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN.  She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a licensed physician in Minnesota.  Dr. Lombardo earned her doctor of medicine degree from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She is a member of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and serves on the MMA Policy Council.  She is a MMA alternate delegate to the American Medical Association.  She is a member of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) and is a member of the MHA Board of directors.  Dr. Lombardo is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.  She serves on several non-profit boards in Rochester.      

Current Board term: July 1, 2018 through January 03, 2022   
Congressional District: One (At large)   
Physician Appointee

Jake Manahan

John M. (Jake) Manahan, J.D.

Licensure Committee Member
Attorney at Law
Bloomington, MN  55431 
John.Manahan@state.mn.us

Mr. Manahan has been in the private practice of law in Minnesota for thirty years.  He served as Minnesota Deputy State Treasurer for sixteen years, during which he also served on the State Board of Investment Advisory Council, and as Chair of the Information Policy Council for state government for ten years.  He also served four years as a public member of the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission for Associate Degree nursing programs.  Mr. Manahan served two terms on the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and was President for one year in 2017.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Current Board term: September 19, 2018 through January 03, 2022    
Congressional District: Three     
Public Appointee 

 


   

 Allen Rasmussen

Allen G. Rasmussen, M.A., (Vice President)

Policy and Planning Committee Chair and 
Complaint Review Committee Member    
Rainy River Community College
1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Fax: 218-285-2239

Mr. Rasmussen is President Emeritus of Rainy River Community College and a retired Superintendent of Schools in International Falls, Minnesota.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bemidji State University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and numerous graduate credits from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Mr. Rasmussen previously served on the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice from 2002 to 2010, as Secretary in 2009 and Vice Chair in 2010. He currently is serving his second term on the Minnesota Board of Dentistry as Secretary. He is Chair of the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP) Program Committee. He also serves his community as Chair of the Koochiching Economic Development Authority, Secretary of the Northeast Minnesota Workforce Investment Board, Treasurer of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Board member of the Northern Minnesota Region and Vice Chair of the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Current Board term: July 1, 2018 through January 3, 2022.
Congressional District: Eight
Public Appointee

Hugh P. Renier, M.D., FAAFP

Licensure Committee Member
407 East Third Street
Duluth, MN  55805

Dr. Renier is a Family Medicine physician from Duluth who practices at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center and Lakeside Clinic in Duluth.  

Current Board term: September 19, 2018 through January 3, 2022. 
Congressional District: Eight (At large)  
Physician Appointee 

2017 Spaulding

Kimberly W. Spaulding, M.D., MPH

Licensure Committee Member
St. Cloud Medical Group
251 County Road 120
St. Cloud, MN  56303  

Dr. Spaulding has been actively practicing family medicine with obstetrics for 15 years at the St. Cloud Medical Group.  She received a BA in biology at St. Olaf College and then a Master's of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  She completed medical school at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and residency at Park Nicollet/Methodist Hospital before moving to the St. Cloud area.  She is a member of the Minnesota Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She has served locally on the CentraCare Foundation Board and continues on the Grants Committee.  


Current Board term: June 06, 2016 through January 06, 2020 
Congressional District: Six 
Physician Member
 


 2017 Statton

Maria K. Statton, M.D., Ph.D.

Complaint Review Committee Chair
Sanford Health
1233 34th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: 612-617-2166

Dr. Statton is from Bemidji and practices Family Medicine at Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University and her medical degree and Ph.D from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Statton has previously served on the Board of directors for the Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center and the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice as well as the Minnesota Medical Association.

Current Board term: March 11, 2017 through January 04, 2021 
Congressional District: Eight 
Physician Appointee 


2017 Townley

Patrick R. Townley, M.D., J.D., (Secretary) 

Policy and Planning Committee Member and
Complaint Review Committee Member
Multicultural Health Services
2330 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418 
Phone:  612-781-1212 

Dr. Townley is an internal medicine physician and the medical director at Multicultural Health Services in Minneapolis.  He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and received his law and medicine degrees from the University of Minnesota.   

Current Board term: June 06, 2016 through January 06, 2020 
Congressional District: Five 
Physician Appointee

 

 2017 Willett

Joseph R. Willett, D.O., FACOI

Complaint Review Committee Chair
Affiliated Community Medical Centers
1521 Carlson Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Fax: 507-532-1905

Dr. Willett is an Internal Medicine physician with Affiliated Community Medical Center in Marshall. Dr. Willett previously served on the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice from 1996 to 2003.

Current Board term: May 31, 2015 through January 07, 2019
Congressional District: Seven
Physician Appointee


Stuart Williams

Stuart T. Williams, J.D.

Policy and Planning Committee Member 
220 South Sixth Street, Suite 1800 
Minneapolis, MN  55402 
Bus: 612-339-2500  

Mr. Williams is a lawyer with the Minneapolis law firm of Henson & Efron, P.A. practicing in the areas of business litigation, environmental law, and regulatory boards.  His B.A. and Juris Doctor degrees are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a U.S. Army veteran.  He has served on a number of Minnesota professional and related boards including the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility (opinion committee chair), the Board of Pharmacy (five terms as president), the Board of Nursing (three terms as vice-president), the Board of Psychology, and the Minnesota Supreme Court's Client Security Boards.  He also serves as a member of the St. Louis Park Fire Civil Service Commission and Minnesota's Drug Formulary Committee.  

Current Board term: September 19, 2018 through January 03, 2022   
Congressional District: Five  
Public Appointee  

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