About Us

Our Purpose

As nonprofit organizations, Fairview Foundation and HealthEast Foundation build philanthropic partnerships to improve the health and well-being of our patients and communities. Donor gifts support our hospitals and clinics across Minnesota and community health programs and outreach.

In accordance with the Charities Review Council Standards, Fairview Foundation and HealthEast Foundation IRS 990 forms are available for review.

Staff Members

Vice President, Community Advancement and President, Foundations
Fairview Foundation and HealthEast Foundation Board of Directors Member

John Swanholm, 651-326-3570

Fairview Foundation staff

Missi Arens, 612-672-7787
Senior Philanthropy Officer

Molly Chandler, 612-672-7777
Administrative Assistant

Pam Chapman, 612-672-7715
Fund Management Specialist

Deb Dressely, 612-672-7236
Prospect Research and Database Manager

Sarah Janson, 612-672-7778
Development Associate, Ebenezer Society Foundation

Tina Palmer, 952-924-1594
Senior Philanthropy Officer

Jenna Read Nagle, 612-672-7076
Database Specialist

Christine Berg Schroeder, 612-672-7781
Donor Engagement Strategist

Michael Ziomko, 612-767-0207
Senior Philanthropy Officer, Ebenezer Society Foundation

HealthEast Foundation Staff

Tiffany Blank, 651-232-3016
Senior Director – Philanthropy Operations

Tammy McKissock, 651-232-4771 
Philanthropy Operations Specialist

Kara Rose, 651-232-4836
Senior Grant Writer

Gayle Weierke, 651-232-1676 
Development Assistant

Board of Directors

The Fairview Foundation and HealthEastFoundation Board of Directors provide governance and oversight for the work of the foundations. Members of the boards come from a variety of professional backgrounds and their expertise supports our work to build philanthropic support for the organization.

Fairview Foundation Board of Directors

Lowell Stortz, Chair
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Mark Murphy, Secretary
Vice President & CIO - Global Information Technology
St. Jude Medical Inc.

Carin Thomas, Treasurer
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Thomas Michels Wealth Consulting Group

Char Altman
Managing Director
Ascent Private Capital Management, U.S. Bank

Stephen Battista, MD, FACC
Interventional Cardiologist
University of Minnesota Health Heart Care

Peter DeMaris
Vice President of Marketing & Digital Strategy
UnitedHealth Group

Timothy Dunleavy
Senior Vice President
USI Insurance Services

Dan Fromm
Chief Financial Officer
Fairview Health Services

Marcy Morris
Director - Information Technology
CHS Inc.

Teri Popp
Popp Communications

Tony Scheuerman
FCA Minnesota Twin Cities Urban Ministry

Bernie Wagnild, Emeritus ChairPresident
Valley Automotive Group

HealthEast Foundation Board of Directors

Thomas G. Fee, Chair
Scott A. Mueller, Vice Chair
Jo Bailey
Timothy A. Becken
Betty N. Brost
Litton E. S. Field, Jr.
Gregory G. Freitag
Rev. Roland Hayes
Taqee Khaled
Mai Moua
Dennis P. Todora

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