Caduceus Society

Chip Martin-Chaffee
Chip Martin-Chaffee, MD
Caduceus Society Chair

The Caduceus Society is a philanthropic guild of our CentraCare Foundation open to central, west-central, and southwest Minnesota practicing and retired physicians or dentists who make a gift to support the Foundation’s mission of improving health and health care.

Active membership in the Caduceus Society is achieved with an annual gift to the Foundation. Legacy memberships begin at $10,000 of cumulative giving. Caduceus Society members are invited to La Gratitude, the annual CentraCare Foundation donor recognition event.

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Caduceus Committee

  • Dr. Elaina Lee
  • Dr. John Mahowald
  • Dr. Maria Mallory
  • Dr. Chip Martin-Chaffee
  • Dr. Shawn McGee
  • Dr. Andy Mulder
  • Dr. Nicholas Reuter
  • Dr. Kevin Smith
  • Dr. Paul Van Gorp
  • Dr. Ulrika Wigert
  • Dr. Darin Willardsen
  • Dr. Patrick Zook

Caduceus Award Recipient

Dr. Schwieters receives 2023 Caduceus Award

Retired Family Medicine Physician Kurt Schwieters, MD, CentraCare – Melrose, was presented with the Caduceus Award on May 18, 2023. This award recognizes the outstanding work of CentraCare physicians who exhibit humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world.

Dr. Schwieters was nominated because of his compassion as a physician, his ability to be a successful leader and humanitarian who truly lives his mission in the world.

Meet Dr. Schwieters

Past Caduceus Award Recipients

  • 2023: Dr. Kurt Schwieters
  • 2021-2022: Dr. Patrick J. Heller
  • 2019 Dr. Jamie Pelzel
  • 2018 Drs. Merryn Jolkovsky and Patrick Lalley
  • 2017 Dr. Patrick Zook
  • 2016 No award given
  • 2015 Dr. David Kroska
  • 2014 Dr. Paul Van Gorp
  • 2013 Dr. Thomas Leither
  • 2012 Dr. Richard Hart
  • 2011 Dr. Scott Davis
  • 2010 Dr. Cindy Melloy
  • 2009 Dr. Nicholas Reuter
  • 2008 Dr. Paul Dorsher
  • 2007 Drs. Gary A. Boeke & Paul W. Schultz
  • 2006 No award given
  • 2005 Drs. Paul Heath, James M. Smith, Wes Streed & Joe Wenner
  • 2004 Dr. Hans Engman
  • 2003 Dr. Harold Windschitl

Active Caduceus Society Members

Members achieve active standing by contributing gifts to the CentraCare Foundation between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

  • Dr. Nelson L. & Charisse A. Adamson
  • Dr. Olayiwola R. & Oluwatoyin Adetunji
  • Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
  • Dr. Hanadee Alameldin & Emadeldin Abdalla
  • Drs. Anthony & Mary Amon
  • Drs. Bradley & Julie K. Anderson
  • Dr. Kristel & Roque Arcilla
  • Dr. Susan Atamian & Lee Hart
  • Dr. Burton (d.) & Evelyn Bancroft
  • Dr. Kurt Belk
  • Dr. Elizabeth K. & Jon Blixt
  • Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
  • Drs. Christopher & Jennifer Boelter
  • Dr. Mark Bonneville
  • Dr. Henry (d.) & Ruth Brattensborg
  • Dr. Shannon R. & Miguel Cabrera
  • Dr. Lindsey R. Chmielewski & Selvin Gonzalez
  • Dr. Tammi & Robert Congdon
  • Dr. Gregory Cooper
  • Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
  • Dr. Nichole Cummings
  • Dr. Daren & Amie Danielson
  • Dr. David & Adrienne Danielson
  • Dr. Steven M. & Rhonda Kopp Danielson
  • Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
  • Dr. Paul Davis
  • Dr. Amy & Eric Dearking
  • Dr. Jon Dennis & Sigrid Hedman-Dennis, RN, MSN
  • Dr. Kurt & Jacki Devine
  • Dr. Michael J. & Roberta L. Dorle
  • Dr. Claire Drom
  • Dr. Jacob & Sarah Dutcher
  • Dr. Timothy M. & Josephine Ehle
  • Dr. Jacob & Nicole Eiler
  • Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
  • Dr. Ronald L. & Marsha D. Elg
  • Dr. Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl & Lawrence Birkedahl
  • Dr. Thomas Erickson
  • Dr. Thomas B. & Mandy Falloon
  • Dr. Mary & Bruce Felt
  • Dr. Amelia C. Fierro-Fine
  • Dr. Steven J. Fuglestad
  • Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
  • Dr. Daron & Patti Gersch
  • Dr. Cynthia Gronau
  • Dr. Kurt & Kara Habben
  • Dr. Benedict R. Haeg
  • Dr. Scott & Lisa Hagen
  • Dr. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
  • Dr. Patricia & Stephen Heidenreich
  • Dr. Patrick & Juliann Heller
  • Dr. John R. & Shannon M. Hering
  • Dr. Brad D. & Katie Hilger
  • Dr. Michael & Mary Hodapp
  • Dr. Robert Hodapp
  • Dr. Ken & Linda Holmen
  • Dr. Larry V. & Karen Hook
  • Dr. James R. & Kelly S. Hover
  • Drs. Frederick Hund & Kathryn Nelson-Hund
  • Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
  • Drs. Christina & Kevin Jenner
  • Dr. Rajan & Ishani Jhanjee
  • Dr. Byron (d.) & Joanne R. John
  • Dr. Margaret Johnson
  • Dr. Janelle & Peter H. Johnson
  • Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
  • Dr. Pushp R. Kapoor
  • Drs. Jerome P. & Mary U. Keating
  • Dr. Kelly Kerber
  • Dr. Abby R. LaBounty
  • Drs. Chris D. & Shonalie Leville
  • Dr. Abigael Luke
  • Dr. Mary E. & Steve Lunde
  • Dr. Andrew & Sarah Maloney
  • Dr. Paul L. & Heidi Marek
  • Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
  • Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
  • Dr. Michael & Laura May
  • Dr. Matthew C. McClure
  • Dr. Lynn M. McFarling
  • Dr. Stephen & Constance VanDerBill Medin
  • Dr. John & Patricia Meinert (d.)
  • Dr. Joe & Kim Mercuri
  • Drs. Joanne Monterroso & Jose Ruades Ninfea
  • Dr. George & Mary Kay Morris
  • Dr. Thomas J. & Kathleen Nardi
  • Dr. Ravikanth Nathani & Kanthi Yalamanchili
  • Dr. Steven & Kathleen Nedrelow
  • Dr. Riley & Jill Nelson
  • Dr. Glenn G. Nemec
  • Dr. Esayas A. Okubamichael
  • Dr. Amy A. Olmschenk
  • Dr. Alan & Laura Olson
  • Dr. Cybill Oragwu
  • Dr. Gregory C. Pappenfus
  • Dr. Marilyn Peitso & Peder Hegland
  • Dr. Jamie M. & Jodi Pelzel
  • Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
  • Drs. Timothy & Debra Peterson
  • Dr. Timothy Pieh & Mary Breen Pieh
  • Dr. Sarah Polcher
  • Dr. Dean & Myra Quale
  • Dr. Uzma Qureshi
  • Dr. Scott A. & Lisa M. Rahm
  • Dr. Deborah P. & Charles G. Rasmussen
  • Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter
  • Dr. Alan & Allison Roiseland
  • Dr. Bryan P. & Amy Rolph
  • Dr. Jessie L.K. Roske
  • Dr. Nancy Rost
  • Drs. Brian (d.) & Susanne Rupert
  • Drs. Theodore Ruzanic & Rachel Wenner-Ruzanic
  • Dr. Richard & Wendy Rysavy
  • Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
  • Dr. Robert J. & Judy J. Scheuerell
  • Dr. Christian & Melanie Schmidt
  • Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
  • Dr. George E. & Jeanie F. Schoephoerster
  • Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
  • Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
  • Dr. John & Mary Seifert
  • Dr. William & Mary Shimp
  • Dr. Cindy & James Smith
  • Drs. Kevin Smith & Angelina Ausban
  • Dr. Allan B. & Patricia L. Solum
  • Dr. Tod & Lori Speer
  • Dr. Brian M. & Tanya Stegman
  • Dr. Michael & Nina Steil
  • Dr. & Mrs. Roger W. Strand (d.)
  • Dr. Larry Strate
  • Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A. (d.) Streed
  • Dr. Lola Sutherland
  • Dr. Josie & Paul Syverson
  • Dr. Michael Thielke
  • Dr. Christopher J. & Sarah Thompson
  • Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
  • Dr. Daniel J. & Julie S. Tiede
  • Dr. James & Marilynn Tiede
  • Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
  • Drs. Kim Tjaden & Joe Nguyen
  • Dr. Charles & Holly Ulrich
  • Dr. Steven & Stacy Vanderwerf
  • Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
  • Dr. Teresa Vrabel Sonier & Robert Sonier
  • Dr. Lindy Watanaskul & Zachary Bikus
  • Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
  • Dr. Richard & Nancy Wehseler
  • Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
  • Dr. Nicholas B. & Leigh Zaban
  • Dr. Amanda Zehrer
  • Dr. Joseph & Teresa Zeleny (d.)
  • Dr. James & Sonja Zenk
  • Dr. Patrick & Penny Zook
  • 9 Anonymous Donors

Legacy Caduceus Society Members

Legacy standing is achieved once a Caduceus Society member has cumulatively given $10,000 or more. Gifts may be expendable or endowed and may be paid immediately or as a pledge payment over a five-year period.

$1,000,000+

  • Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter

$500,000+

  • Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A. (d.) Streed

$250,000+

  • Dr. Paul J. & Joanne E. Dorsher
  • Dr. Michael C. & Kendra Flanagan
  • Dr. Ken & Linda Holmen
  • Dr. John Mahowald & Donna Kuhl
  • Dr. John & Joyce Matsuura
  • Dr. Terence & Sue Pladson

$100,000+

  • Dr. Luther (d.) & Julie Aronson Dehnel
  • Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
  • Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
  • Dr. Cindy Jensen Melloy & Thomas P. Melloy
  • Dr. Paul T. & Nancy (d.) Moran
  • Dr. Steven & Kathleen Nedrelow
  • Drs. Timothy & Debra Peterson
  • Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
  • Dr. Cindy & James Smith
  • Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
  • Dr. Paul E. Van Gorp & Roberta M. Knutson

$50,000+

  • Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
  • Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
  • Dr. Walter N. & Trecia Ann Ellis
  • Dr. Kenneth & Anita Flowe
  • Dr. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
  • Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
  • Drs. Richard (d.) & Merryn R. Jolkovsky
  • Dr. Gerald L. & Karen Jurgens
  • Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
  • Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
  • Dr. Lynn M. McFarling
  • Dr. Chris & Denise Moellentine
  • Dr. Richard & Wendy Rysavy
  • Dr. Lachlan & Kathryn Smith
  • Dr. Tod & Lori Speer
  • Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
  • Dr. Theodore O. & Andrea R. Truitt
  • Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
  • Dr. Daniel J. & Judy A. Whitlock
  • Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen

$25,000+

  • Drs. Stacia Anderson & Matthew Hwang
  • Dr. Stephen M. & Bonnie Bologna
  • Dr. Frank T. (d.) & Alice L. Brown
  • Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
  • Dr. Michael J. & Roberta L. Dorle
  • Dr. Charles Ehlen
  • Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
  • Dr. Fred J. & Lynn Engman
  • Dr. Jason & Debra Erickson
  • Dr. Albert S. & Janice Hammond
  • Drs. Ronald D. & Michelle Hanson
  • Dr. Patricia & Stephen Heidenreich
  • Dr. Patrick & Juliann Heller
  • Dr. John R. & Shannon M. Hering
  • Dr. Mark D. & Susie Osaki Holm
  • Dr. Scot W. & Gretchen Hutton
  • Dr. James L. & Mary Jost
  • Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
  • Dr. David A. & Susan M. Kroska
  • Dr. Lanse C. & Livia Lang
  • Dr. Elaina Lee
  • Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
  • Dr. Douglas R. & Taimi T. Liepert
  • Dr. James W. & Vicki Lundeen
  • Dr. Todd D. & Sarah Magnuson
  • Dr. Eric T. McFarling
  • Dr. Stephen Medin & Constance VanDerBill Medin
  • Dr. Joe & Kim Mercuri
  • Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
  • Dr. John R. & Kathryn A. Reisinger
  • Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
  • Drs. Brian (d.) & Susanne Rupert
  • Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
  • Dr. Christian & Melanie Schmidt
  • Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
  • Drs. Kevin Smith & Angelina Ausban
  • Dr. Stephen & Mary Sommers (d.)
  • Drs. Kim & Chad Spaulding
  • Dr. Michael & Nina Steil
  • Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
  • Dr. Charles & Holly Ulrich
  • Dr. Harold E. (d.) & Shirley Windschitl
  • Dr. Mohamed S. Yassin

$10,000+

  • Dr. Scott & Barb Abrams
  • Dr. Nelson L. & Charisse A. Adamson
  • Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
  • Dr. Hani S. & Majedah Alkhatib
  • Drs. Robert Ang & Belen Dy
  • Dr. Susan Atamian & Lee Hart
  • Dr. Richard & Michaela Backes
  • Dr. Burton (d.) & Evelyn Bancroft
  • Drs. Steven H. & Barbara J. Bollinger
  • Dr. Mark Bonneville
  • Dr. Jon C. & Barb Bowar
  • Dr. Philip F. & Kristine Boyle
  • Dr. Bryan J. & Kirsten H. Brindley
  • Drs. Susan & Lee Cafferty
  • Dr. Dennis & Jeanne Carreras
  • Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. & Paulette M. Como
  • Dr. Tammi & Robert Congdon
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
  • Dr. Robert & Patricia Cumming (d.)
  • Dr. Amy & Eric Dearking
  • Dr. Kurt & Jacki DeVine
  • Drs. Kevin J. & Beth A. Donnelly
  • Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis
  • Dr. William & Deborah Doyle
  • Dr. Ann Dunnigan (d.)
  • Dr. Dahlia Elkadi
  • Dr. Amy & Jim Ellingson
  • Dr. Hans H. & Sharon L. Engman
  • Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
  • Drs. Jeffrey S. & Terri T. Gerdes
  • Dr. George & Diane Gordon
  • Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
  • Drs. Michael Hanson & Jodi Fonkert
  • Drs. Chad A. & Sheri Haroldson
  • Dr. Mark D. & Joanne C. Hauge
  • Drs. H. Thomas (d.) & Kathleen Hobday
  • Drs. Weining Hu & Yi Zheng
  • Dr. Craig M. & LuAnne Johnson
  • Dr. Janelle & Peter H. Johnson
  • Drs. Jerome P. & Mary U. Keating
  • Dr. Robert J. & Joanne Keck
  • Dr. James (d.) & June Kelly
  • Dr. Todd M. & Laura Kor
  • Dr. Barry A. & Leslie Labine
  • Dr. John M. & Nancy Lacika
  • Dr. Patrick M. & Debra S. Lalley
  • Dr. Henri P. & Patricia Lanctin
  • Dr. Thomas & Susan Lange
  • Dr. Theresa M. & John Lau
  • Dr. Danielle & Michael Leighton
  • Dr. David R. & Gretchen Lindgren
  • Dr. Andrea Lundeen
  • Dr. Mark J. & Lisa B. Martone
  • Dr. Simon & Renee Milstein
  • Drs. Dale J. Minnerath & Sylvia R. Sundberg
  • Drs. Joanne Monterroso & Jose Ruades Ninfea
  • Dr. George & Mary Kay Morris
  • Dr. Tracy E. Napp
  • Dr. Frank P. & Tracy Nellans
  • Dr. Peter & Laurie Nelson
  • Dr. Joseph P. & Veronica Nessler
  • Drs. Hoang Nguyen & Nhan Quyen
  • Dr. Troy & Sandra Payne
  • Dr. Marilyn Peitso & Peder Hegland
  • Dr. Jamie M. & Jodi Pelzel
  • Dr. Brett A. & Jonathan Pinkerton
  • Dr. Deborah P. & Charles G. Rasmussen
  • Dr. Jodi K. Regan & Dean Moritz
  • Dr. Nathaniel & Valerie Reuter
  • Dr. William (d.) & Millie Rice
  • Dr. J. Michael & Margaret Ryan
  • Dr. Wilson & Barbara (d.) Salter
  • Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
  • Drs. Rachel L. Schuneman & Yang Koua Lo
  • Dr. John & Mary Seifert
  • Dr. William & Mary Shimp
  • Dr. Tereasa & Eric Simonson
  • Dr. David L. & Jill Smith
  • Dr. Joel P. & Jenny Spalding
  • Dr. Mary A. Stiles (d.)
  • Drs. Robert E. Stocker & Catherine A. Matuska
  • Dr. Larry Strate
  • Dr. Janelle K. & Terry D. Strom
  • Dr. Pradub & Rampai Sukhum
  • Dr. Read & Tammy Sulik
  • Dr. Kevin & Linda Switzer
  • Dr. John Teskey & Kathleen Mahon
  • Dr. Daniel J. & Julie S. Tiede
  • Dr. James & Marilynn Tiede
  • Drs. Kim Tjaden & Joe Nguyen
  • Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan Ufearo
  • Dr. Kevin & Sandi Unger
  • Dr. Philip H. & Kay VanderStoep
  • Dr. Roderick D. & Amy Vansurksum
  • Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
  • Dr. Richard & Nancy Wehseler
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
  • Dr. James & Sonja Zenk

Deceased (d.)

List as of June 30, 2023