"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

Welcoming new staff members

In January, MNCM welcomed three new staff members, each of whom fills a critical role within the organization. Meet Erin, Amy and Jen.

Erin GhereErin Ghere, MPP, leads MNCM’s marketing and membership engagement efforts, creating and managing our publications, website, media relations and public reporting of data. Erin’s previous experience includes eight years in marketing and web management at HealthPartners. She earned her master’s in public policy from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on women’s health and public health. When she’s not busy chasing her two young children around, Erin enjoys reading, cheering on the Vikings, and following politics and current events.

Amy KrierAmy Krier is one of the project coordinators providing support for direct data submission (DDS) measure implementation and validation and technical assistance to medical groups for data submission to MNCM’s Data Portal. She has 15 years of non-profit experience in the field of organ and tissue donation. In a past life, Amy lent her time and talents to local community theaters as a stage manager. Now she’s raising her two small children and appreciates catching a movie with her husband when they have the opportunity.

Jen SchnabelJen Schnabel, JD, MBA, is a project and account manager with MNCM. Jen’s previous experience is in dialysis facility management, law, race management, and surgical operations. She earned her JD at Hamline University and her MBA at St. Thomas; both degrees have a focus in health care. Jen enjoys non-fiction books, travel, and participating in polar plunges.


View this article and others in The Measurement Minute — February 2014 newsletter.