Altru Health Foundation

As a nonprofit, community-owned health system, Altru relies on supporters like you. We treat patients in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the region. At Altru Health System, the needs of the patient come first.

We provide the same high level of care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Altru Health Foundation has the privilege of being the liaison between donors and patient care needs. 100 percent of your gift goes directly to the patient care services of your choice. The Foundation does not use any part of your gift for administration expenses.


Board Of Directors

We are governed by a local board of directors who serve without pay and are most interested in putting patients before profits and community needs before returns.

Karen Thingelstad

Karen Thingelstad

Chairperson
Vice President and CFO
Minnkota Power Cooperative

Keith Lund

Keith Lund

Vice Chairperson
President & CEO, Grand Forks 
Region Economic Development (EDC)

Jenny Arel

Jenny Arel

Secretary/Treasurer
Realtor, Coldwell Bankers
Forks Real Estate

Amanda Bentow

Amanda Bentow

Honorary Chairperson
Community Representative


Skip Greenberg

Skip Greenberg

President, Greenberg Realty

Andrea Lays

Andrea Lays, MD

Physician, Altru Health System

Dan Mulroy

Dan Mulroy

President, C.L. Linfoot Co.

Jeanne Peterson

Jeanne Peterson

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

David Zavoral

David Zavoral

Vice President of Business Development, R.J. Zavoral & Sons, Inc.