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Foundation Staff

  • Brad Konkler
    Brad Konkler
    CentraCare Vice President
  • Dawn Moen
    Dawn Moen, CFRE
    Director of Development Operations
  • Nicole Bjerke
    Nicole Bjerke
    Senior Development Officer
    CentraCare – Long Prairie
  • Penny Casavant
    Penny Casavant
    Senior Development Officer
  • Karen Chatterton
    Karen Chatterton
    Development Officer
    CentraCare – Monticello
  • beth cummings
    Beth Cummings
    Events Coordinator
  • Jennifer Gully Engen
    Jennifer Gully-Engen
    Development Officer
    CentraCare – Melrose and Paynesville
  • Michelle Kluge
    Michelle Kluge
    Prospect Researcher
  • Paul Knutson
    Paul Knutson
    Development Officer
    CentraCare – Sauk Centre
  • Darla Mergen
    Darla Mergen, CFRE
    Senior Development Officer
  • Gwen Muehring
    Gwen Muehring
    Annual Giving Specialist
  • Deb Paul
    Deb Paul
    Development Officer Annual Giving
  • Sandy Spoden
    Sandy Spoden
    Foundation Office Supervisor
  • Allison Theisen
    Allison Theisen
    Administrative Assistant
  • Carol Thelen
    Carol Thelen, CFRE
    Senior Development Officer
  • Trevor Walzing
    Trevor Waltzing
    Events Assistant

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO