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Caduceus Society

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

Medical Staff can achieve active membership 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.

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

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. Heller receives 2021-22 Caduceus Award

Family Medicine Physician Patrick J. Heller, MD, CentraCare – Melrose, was presented with the Caduceus Award on May 19, 2022. This award recognizes the outstanding work of Central Minnesota physicians who exhibit humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world.

Dr. Heller 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.

In appreciation for his commitment to serving patients and families, the CentraCare Foundation Caduceus Society makes a donation in honor of Dr. Heller to the fund of his choice.

Meet Dr. Heller

Patrick J. Heller, MD

Patrick J. Heller, MD
Family Medicine
CentraCare – Melrose

Past Caduceus Award Recipients

  • 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 to the CentraCare Foundation Caduceus Society Gifts between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

  • Dr. Nelson L. & Charisse A. Adamson
  • Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
  • Dr. Jill L. & Joe Amsberry
  • Drs. Christina Anderson & Brett Stolzenberg
  • Dr. Susan Atamian & Lee Hart
  • Dr. Moustapha Atoui
  • Dr. Melissa M. Barry
  • Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
  • Drs. Christopher & Jennifer Boelter
  • Dr. Mark Bonneville
  • Dr. Philip F. & Kristine Boyle
  • Ruth A. Brattensborg
  • Dr. Bryan J. & Kirsten H. Brindley
  • Dr. Shannon R. & Miguel Cabrera
  • Dr. Richard & Lisa Cash
  • Dr. Lindsey R. Chmielewski & Selvin Gonzalez Vega
  • Dr. Tamara W. & Robert W. Congdon
  • Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
  • Dr. Steven M. & Rhonda Kopp Danielson
  • Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
  • Dr. Peter & Nancy Dehnel
  • Dr. Jon Dennis & Sigrid Hedman Dennis
  • Dr. Jeffrey & Rebecca Derr
  • Drs. Kevin & Beth A. Donnelly
  • Dr. Paul J. & Joanne E. Dorsher
  • Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis
  • Dr. Charles Ehlen
  • Dr. Jacob & Nicole Eiler
  • Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
  • Dr. Ronald L. & Marsha D. Elg
  • Dr. Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl & Lawrence Birkedahl
  • Drs. Alan D. & Adella Espelien
  • Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
  • Dr. Ralph E. & Saundra K. Fedor
  • Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith
  • Dr. Daniel H. Frenning
  • Dr. Steven J. Fuglestad
  • Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
  • Dr. Carol M. Grabowski
  • Dr. Kurt & Kara Habben
  • Dr. Benedict R. Haeg
  • Dr. Paul J. & Susie Halverson
  • Dr. Albert S. & Janice Hammond
  • Dr. Janet M. Handrigan
  • Dr. Patrick & Juliann Heller
  • Dr. John R. & Shannon M. Hering
  • Dr. Kenneth D. & Linda Holmen
  • Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
  • Dr. Jay L. Horowitz
  • Dr. James R. & Kelly S. Hover
  • Dr. Robert C. Jacobs
  • Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
  • Drs. Kevin S. & Christina A. Jenner
  • Joanne R. John
  • Drs. Richard (+) & Merryn R. Jolkovsky
  • Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
  • Dr. Patrick B. & Carol Kavaney
  • Dr. Robert J. & Joanne Keck
  • Dr. Abby R. LaBounty
  • Dr. Jennifer C. & Jared Latterell
  • Dr. Elaina Lee
  • Dr. Nathan D. & Leslie Lee
  • Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
  • Dr. Stephen & Debbie Leslie
  • Drs. Chris D. & Shonalie Leville
  • Dr. Andrew & Sarah Malony
  • Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
  • Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
  • Dr. Lynn McFarling
  • Dr. Cindy Jensen Melloy & Thomas P. Melloy
  • Dr. Joel A. & Aimee R. Miron
  • Dr. George A. & Mary Kay Morris
  • Dr. Kadir O. Mullings
  • Dr. Thomas J. & Kathleen Nardi
  • Dr. Joseph P. & Veronica Nessler
  • Dr. Timothy Olson
  • Drs. Chris D. & Shonalie Leville
  • Dr. Gregory C. Pappenfus
  • Dr. Troy A. & Sandra Jean M. Payne
  • Dr. Marilyn Peitso & Peder Hegland
  • Drs. Theodore & Jane Peterson
  • Dr. John & Carole Pike
  • Dr. Lori A. Pinke
  • Dr. Sarah Polcher
  • Dr. Scott A. & Lisa M. Rahm
  • Dr. Nicholas F. & Bernice M. Reuter
  • Dr. Bryan P. & Amy Rolph
  • Dr. Jessie L. & Darin P. Roske
  • Dr. Sharon J. Ruggiero
  • Drs. Brian & Susanne Rupert
  • Drs. Theodore Ruzanic & Rachel Wenner-Ruzanic
  • Dr. Richard L. & Wendy Rysavy
  • Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
  • Dr. James Sayovitz
  • Dr. Robert J. & Judy J. Scheuerell
  • Dr. Chris & Melanie Schmidt
  • Dr. John M. & Amy L. Schmitz
  • Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
  • Dr. Paul W. Schultz
  • Drs. Yang Lo & Rachel Schuneman
  • Dr. Todd M. & Lisa Severnak
  • Dr. Joel C. & Susan Shobe
  • Drs. Angelina Ausban & Kevin Smith
  • Dr. David & Jill Smith
  • Dr. Larry Strate
  • Dr. Wesley J. Streed
  • Dr. Fareed Suri & Aqsa Nadeem
  • Dr. Heather Swanson & Art Wuolle
  • Dr. Christopher J. & Sarah Thompson
  • Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
  • Drs. David J. & Janet S. Tilstra
  • Drs. Kim Tjaden & Joe Nguyen
  • Dr. Theodore O. & Andrea R. Truitt
  • Dr. Hilary & Lilyan Ufearo
  • Dr. Paul E. Van Gorp & Roberta M. Knutson
  • Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
  • Dr. Richard Wehseler
  • Dr. Christopher & Katie Wieland
  • Dr. Ulrika Wigert
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
  • Dr. Charles & Kitty Yancey
  • Dr. Joseph H. Zeleny
  • Dr. Patrick & Penny Zook
  • 6 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.(+) 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(+) & 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. and Nancy (+) Moran

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. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
Drs. Richard (+) & 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. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
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+
Dr. Stephen M. & Bonnie Bologna
Dr. Frank T. & 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. Patrick & Juliann Heller
Dr. Mark D. & Susie Osaki Holm
Dr. Scot W. & Gretchen Hutton
Drs. Stacia Anderson & Matthew Hwang
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

Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
Dr. John R. & Kathryn A. Reisinger
Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
Drs. Brian & 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
Drs. Kim & Chad Spaulding
Dr. Michael & Nina Steil
Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
Dr. Harold E.(+) & Shirley Windschitl
Dr. Mohamed S. Yassin

$10,000+
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 (+) & 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
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
Dr. Amy & Eric Dearking
Drs. Kevin J. & Beth A. Donnelly
Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis

Dr. Dahlia Elkadi
Dr. Hans H. & Sharon L. Engman
Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
Drs. Jeffrey S. & Terri T. Gerdes
Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
Drs. Chad A. & Sheri Haroldson
Dr. Mark D. & Joanne C. Hauge
Dr. John R. & Shannon M. Hering
Drs. H. Thomas (+) & Kathleen Hobday
Drs. Weining Hu & Yi Zheng
Dr. Craig M. & LuAnne Johnson
Dr. Janelle & Peter H. Johnson
Dr. Andrea Kales
Drs. Jerome P. & Mary U. Keating
Dr. Robert J. & Joanne Keck
Dr. James (+) & 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. Theresa M. & John Lau
Dr. Danielle & Michael Leighton
Dr. David R. & Gretchen Lindgren
Drs. Rachel L. Schuneman & Yang Koua Lo
Dr. Mark J. & Lisa B. Martone
Drs. Robert E. Stocker & Catherine A. Matuska
Dr. Simon & Renee Milstein
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. Timothy Olson
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 (+) & Millie Rice

Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
Dr. Tereasa & Eric Simonson
Dr. David L. & Jill Smith
Dr. Joel P. & Jenny Spalding
Dr. Mary A. Stiles
Dr. Larry Strate
Dr. Janelle K. & Terry D. Strom
Dr. Pradub & Rampai Sukhum
Dr. Read & Tammy Sulik
Drs. Dale J. Minnerath & Sylvia R. Sundberg
Dr. Kevin & Linda Switzer
Dr. John Teskey & Kathleen Mahon
Dr. Daniel J. & Julie S. Tiede
Drs. Kim Tjaden & Joe Nguyen
Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan Ufearo
Dr. Philip H. & Kay VanderStoep
Dr. Roderick D. & Amy Vansurksum
Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne

Deceased (+)

List as of April 20, 2022