Governance & Leadership

Meet Our Boards & Senior Leaders

Sanford Health leadership drives us to improve, to heal, and to cure. Three main teams make up our leadership:

  • Board of Trustees members are volunteers. This dedicated group of community leaders has strategic responsibility for activities affecting the entire organization and fulfillment of our mission across our system.
  • Executive Leadership members, as corporate officers of Sanford Health, are accountable to the Board of Trustees for fulfillment of the mission of our nonprofit organization.
  • International Board members are involved in the guidance, direction, oversight and promotion of Sanford's global efforts to improve the human condition, which includes the oversight of Sanford World Clinic. The team is accountable to the Board of Trustees for fulfillment of the mission of our nonprofit organization.

Board of Trustees

Mark Paulson
Mark Paulson, MD

Chair
Perham Health Clinic
Perham, MN

Brent Teiken
Brent Teiken

Vice Chair
Perficient
GM
Fargo, ND

Donald “Jake“ Jacobs
Donald "Jake" Jacobs

Treasurer
Townsquare Media Market Manager/VP
Sioux Falls, SD

Jim Cain
Jim Cain

Secretary
KeyBanc
Managing Partner
New York, NY

David Beito
David Beito

Past Chair
Northern State Bank
President
Thief River Falls, MN

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
Kelby K. Krabbenhoft

Sanford Health
President & CEO

Maria Bell, MD
Maria Bell, MD

Sanford Gynecologic
Oncology Clinic
Sioux Falls, SD

Barbara M. Everist
Barbara M. Everist

Former South Dakota Senator
Sioux Falls, SD

Patrick W. Durick
Patrick W. Durick

Pearce & Durick
Attorney at Law
Bismarck, ND

Neil Gulsvig
Neil Gulsvig

Align Co-founder/President & CEO
Wausau, WI

Thomas C. Hruby
Thomas C. Hruby

Retired
Former owner-Tom Hruby & Associates
Bemidji, MN

Mark Lundeen, MD
Mark Lundeen, MD

Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Fargo, ND

Andy North
Andy North

Professional Golfer
Madison, WI

 

 

Executive Leadership

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
Kelby K. Krabbenhoft

President and Chief Executive Officer

Micah Aberson
Micah Aberson

Executive Vice President

Mike Begeman
Mike Begeman

Vice President, Community Relations and Corporate Administration

Daniel Blue, MD
Daniel Blue, MD

Vice President
Sanford World Clinic

Randy Bury
Randy Bury

President, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Bill Gassen
Bill Gassen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson

President
Sanford Sioux Falls

Dave Horazdovsky
Dave Horazdovsky

CEO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

JoAnn Kunkel
JoAnn Kunkel

Chief Financial Officer

Michael LeBeau, MD
Michael LeBeau, MD

President
Sanford Bismarck

Bill Marlette
Bill Marlette

Treasurer

Bryan Nermoe
Bryan Nermoe

President
Sanford Fargo

Kim Patrick
Kim Patrick

Chief Business Development Officer

David Pearce, PhD
David Pearce, PhD

President
Sanford Research and Innovation

Nathan Peterson
Nathan Peterson

Chief of Staff
Vice President
Strategic Planning and Governance

Nate White
Nate White

Chief Operating Officer
President
Sanford Fargo

John Snyder

President
Sanford Health Plan

Allison Suttle, MD
Allison Suttle, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Jennifer Grennan
Jennifer Grennan

Chief Legal Officer

Matt Hocks
Matt Hocks

Chief Operating Officer

David Shulkin, MD
David Shulkin, MD

Chief Innovation Officer

Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia, MD

President
Clinic Governance & Strategy

Kevin Lampe
Kevin Lampe

President
Sports Complex

Susan Jarvis

President
Sanford Bemidji

International Board

Cindy Rarick
Cindy Rarick

Chair
Professional LPGA Legends Tour golfer and entrepreneur

Manny Ohonme
Manny Ohonme

Vice Chair
Founder of Samaritan’s Feet

Andy North
Andy North

Past Chair
Retired professional golfer and two-time U.S. Open winner

Miles Beacom
Miles Beacom

Board Member
President and CEO of PREMIER Bankcard

Gary Hall, Jr.
Gary Hall, Jr.

Board Member
Olympic Hall of Fame Swimmer, Patient Advocate, CEO, Hallway Consulting

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
Kelby Krabbenhoft

Board Member
President and CEO of Sanford Health

Barbara Nicklaus
Barbara Nicklaus

Board Member
Chairman and Co-Founder of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation

Kirk Penney
Kirk Penney

Board Member
Retired Shooting guard for the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League

Dr. Robin Smith
Robin Smith, MD, MBA

Board Member
President and Chairman of the Stem for Life Foundation

David Shulkin
David Shulkin

Board Member
Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs