Twin Cities Board of Directors

The volunteers who serve on the American Heart Association Twin Cities Board of Directors include local healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our mission and activities to improve the cardiovascular health of the Twin Cities community – from health legislation to fundraising initiatives that expand and improve systems of care, research grants and education programs. 

We acknowledge the Twin Cities Board of Directors for their consistent commitment to leadership and results. They have been recognized every year for over five years as one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.

Members

Board President
Jokho Farah, MBBS
Director of Quality/Population Health
People’s Center Health Services

Chair 
John Mack
Vice President and General Manager Cardiac Surgery
Medtronic

Leadership Development Chair
Phil Ebeling

Community Leader

MN Advocacy & Community Impact Co-Chair
Jana Johnson
Staff Vice President, Operations
Anthem

Board Members

Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew, M.D.
Cardiologist
Hennepin Healthcare
 
Stephanie Board 
Vice President of R&D for Coronary Therapies
Boston Scientific

Robin Brinker 
VP, Service and Sales Operations 
AtriCure

Peter Eckman, M.D., FACC
Section Head – Heart Failure
Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Charles Eide
Chief Executive Officer
EideCom Inc. 

Dale Hager
Administrative Captain
White Bear Lake Police Department

Haitham Hussein, M.D. 
Neurologist 
Regions Hospital

Kyle Johnson
Principal
Deloitte

Eric Klavetter, M.S., M.A., J.D.
Administrator for the Mayo Clinic
Primary Care
Mayo Clinic

David Law
Superintendent
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Educational Service Center

Tom Lubotsky
Vice President Supply Chain
Allina Health

Cathy Mahone 
Chief Administrative Officer
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Louise Matson
Executive Director
Division of Indian Work

Brian Novak
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Interventional Cardiology
Boston Scientific

Margo O’Hara 
Senior Director 
Padilla

Sharon Roberg-Perez
Principal
Robins Kaplan, LLP

Peter Sommerness
President and Chief Executive Officer
Respicardia, Inc. 

Janelle Strop 
Vice President, Human Capital
UnitedHealth Group

Trent Taher
Vice President of Purchasing
Taher, Inc.

Sam Yamoah
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

Contact:

Holly Messick
Twin Cities Executive Director
952-278-7910