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
Phone: 701.780.5600
Toll Free: 800.732.4277 ext. 5600
Fax: 701.780.5609


Kristi Hall-Jiran
Kristi Hall-Jiran
Chief Philanthropy Officer


Brittany Caillier
Senior Philanthropy Specialist

Nolan Higdem

Nolan Higdem
Philanthropy Specialist

Kelly Kovar
Accounting Specialist

Board of Directors

Keith Lund

Keith Lund

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


Jenny Arel

Jenny Arel
Vice Chairperson

Realtor, Coldwell Bankers
Forks Real Estate

Skip Greenberg

Skip Greenberg

President, Greenberg Realty


Kathryn Kester
Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals

Dan Mulroy

Dan Mulroy
President, C.L. Linfoot Co.

Karen Thingelstad

Karen Thingelstad
Vice President and CFO
Minnkota Power Cooperative

David Zavoral

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

Kristi Magnuson-Nelson

President of Hugo's Family Marketplace