Meet Our Team

A gift to Altru Health Foundation is an investment in your community and future healthcare needs. Your generous support enables Altru Health System to provide a high level of care for all those we serve. We help families improve their health, achieve greater well-being and enjoy life. We welcome you to connect with the Foundation team.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Altru Health Foundation
2501 DeMers Ave.
P.O. Box 6002
Grand Forks, ND 58206-6002
E-mail: foundation@altru.org
Phone: 701.780.5600
Toll Free: 800.732.4277 ext. 5600
Fax: 701.780.5609

Staff

Kristi Hall-Jiran
Kristi Hall-Jiran
Chief Philanthropy Officer
701.780.5837
khalljiran@altru.org

Luren Denton
Lauren Denton
Director of Philanthropy
701.780.5516
ldenton@altru.org

Brittany

Brittany Caillier
Manager of Philanthropy
701.780.5589
bcaillier@altru.org

Kelsey Huttunen
Kelsey Huttunen
Philanthropy Specialist
701.780.5547
khuttunen@altru.org


Randy Schoenborn 
Philanthropy Specialist
701.780.5618
rschoenborn@altru.org


Kelly Kovar
Accounting Specialist
701.780.5601
kakovar@altru.org

Michelle Cummings

Michelle Cummings
Administrative Assistant
701.780.5600
mcummings@altru.org

Board of Directors

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.