Board of Directors & MARC Committee

Board of Directors

As a collaboration-based nonprofit organization, MNCM draws expertise and direction from a diverse group of leaders who represent a variety of health care stakeholders, including the public.

  • Board Chair, Beth Averbeck, MD, Senior Medical Director for Primary Care, HealthPartners
  • Board Vice Chair, Mark Matthias, MD, Physician Vice President, Acute Care Division, CentraCare
  • Joseph Bianco, MD, Director, Primary Care, Essentia Health
  • Cara Broich, RN, CPHQ, Senior Director, Quality & Clinical Advancement, Medica
  • Jon Christianson, PhD, James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Andy Cochrane, Chief Executive Officer, Maple Grove Hospital
  • Clarissa Cox, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Care Transformation, PreferredOne
  • Bentley Graves, Director of Health Care and Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • Steven Inman, MD, Pediatric Services, PA
  • Deb Krause, Vice President, Minnesota Health Action Group
  • Mariam Mohamed, Consumer Representative
  • Tim Sielaff, MD, PhD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President, Allina Health
  • Mark Steffen, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Beth Thomas, DO, FACS General Surgeon, Physician Executive
  • Mary Ellen Wells, FACHE, Consumer Representative
  • Secretary, Julie Sonier, MPA, President, MN Community Measurement (ex-officio)
  • Treasurer, Pam Houg, Office Manager, Minnesota Council of Health Plans (ex-officio)
  • Rahul Koranne, MD, MBA, FACP, President & CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association (ex-officio)
  • Claire Neely, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Clinical System Improvement (ex-officio)
  • Lucas Nesse, JD, President & CEO, Minnesota Council of Health Plans (ex-officio)

MARC Committee

Many health care experts and community members help to shape our work. The Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC) recommends measurement priorities, specifications, and guiding principals and policies for public reporting of measures.

  • Co-Chair, Sue Knudson, MA, HealthPartners Health Plan Representative
  • Co-Chair, Rahshana Price-Isuk, MD, Neighborhood Healthsource Safety Net Medical Group Representative
  • Barb Anderson, RN, BSN, Mankato Clinic Non-Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Janet Avery, MA, MBA, Retired Public Health Professional Consumer Representative
  • Lori Bethke, MD, Entira Family Clinics Medium Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Joseph Bianco, MD, Essentia Health Non-Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Cara Broich, RN, CPHQ, Medica Health Plan Representative
  • Clarissa Cox, BSN, MBA, PreferredOne Health Plan Representative
  • Karolina Craft, Minnesota Department of Human Services Government Agency/Purchaser Representative
  • Matt Flory, American Cancer Society Consumer Representative
  • Sue Gentilli, Allina Clinics Large Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Stefan Gildemeister, Minnesota Department of Health Government Agency Representative
  • Steve Inman, MD, Small Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Jordan Kautz, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic Non-Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Deb Krause, Minnesota Health Action Group Purchasers Representative
  • Christine Norton, MN Breast Cancer Coalition Consumer Representative
  • Christopher Restad, MD, Fairview Health System Large Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Jonathan M. Rose, PhD, Sierra Leone Community in MN Consumer Representative
  • Allan Ross, MD, Ortonville Area Health Services Non-Metro Medical Group Representative
  • David Satin, MD, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians Large Metro Medical Group Representative
  • Mark Sonneborn, Minnesota Hospital Association Hospital Representative

MARC Committee Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes