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Senior Leadership

Altru’s senior leadership is focused on one thing – our mission – improving health, enriching life. Our team of medical and administrative directors oversees the operations of Altru Health System and the implementation of our strategic plan.

Eric Lunn, MD – President

Role: President and practicing pediatrician

Responsibility:

Provides leadership to Altru physicians

Education:

  • North Dakota State University
    Bachelor of Science
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Bachelor of Science in Medicine
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Medical Degree
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Pediatric Residency
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics

Experience:

  • Practicing Pediatrician at Altru Health System since 1987
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Member and former President of the Grand Forks Public Schools Board
  • Former Chief of Staff
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Grand Forks Clinic and United Hospital

Hobbies:

  • Spending time with grandchildren

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Dave Molmen – Chief Executive Officer

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Responsibility:

Provides business management leadership and oversees Altru’s non-physician staff.

Education:

  • Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)
    Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare, Finance and Psychology
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    Master's in Public Health and Credential of Advanced Studies in Health Services Administration

Experience:

  • Former Chief Operating Officer for Altru Health System and United Hospital
  • Former Chief Executive Officer of Medwest Medical Group (Denver, CO)
  • Former Associate Administrator of Grand Forks Clinic and Administrator of the Grand Forks Orthopedic Clinic
  • Current Chair of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Advisory Council

Hobbies:

  • Music
  • Wood-working
  • Cycling

Why I chose healthcare:

“In my own experience, I saw how much of a difference healthcare could make in people’s lives. It combines all of my passions into work that I love.”

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Brad Wehe – Chief Operating Officer

Role: Chief Operating Officer

Responsibility:

Directs the efforts of the system in achieving its mission through the coordination and oversight of daily operations.

Education:

  • Mayville State University (Mayville, ND)
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Mayo School of Medicine (Rochester, MN)
    Degree in Physical Therapy
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)

    Master's and Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Experience:

  • Former Administrative Director of Regional Operations at Altru
  • Board of Directors:
    North Regional Health Alliance
    Mayo Physical Therapy Alumni Association
    Mayo School of Health Related Sciences
  • American College of Healthcare Executives - Fellow (FACHE)
  • University of Minnesota - Crookston - Health Management Advisory Board
  • Mayville State University Foundation Board of Trustees Executive Committee
  • United Lutheran Church Foundation Board of Directors

Hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Skiing
  • Racing

Why I chose healthcare:

“My desire to help others in need led me to a career in healthcare.”

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Janice Hamscher, MSN, MBA - Chief Nursing Officer

Janice HamscherRole: Chief Nursing Officer

Responsibility:

Leads and defines nursing standards of practice throughout the organization and ensures quality patient care, optimal operating effectiveness and strategic positioning.

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Master of Science in Nursing
  • Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, New Hampshire), Master of Business Administration
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown, Pennsylvania), Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Experience:

  • Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Penn Highlands DuBois (DuBois, Pennsylvania)
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Saint Vincent Health System (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Hobbies:

  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Going for walks
  • Playing the piano

Why I chose healthcare:

"I chose healthcare because I wanted to serve and take care of people. People seeking healthcare are often experiencing a significant life event, allowing caregivers to make a difference in their lives."

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Mark Waind – Chief Information Officer

Role: Chief Information Officer

Responsibility:

Oversees Information Services, telecommunications, transcription, health information management and reimbursement coding departments.

Education:

  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Minor in Computer Science

Experience:

  • Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Certified Professional in Health Information Management & Systems (CPHIMS)
  • Past President of the Minnesota Epic User Group (MNEUG)
  • Vice President for the North Dakota Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) chapter
  • 29 years of experience in health care

Hobbies:

  • Wood-working
  • Home renovations
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor activities

Why I chose healthcare:

“My mother’s work ethic, caring personality and interest in technology had a big influence on me. She was a registered nurse and worked a long career as a hospital staff nurse, a long-term care nursing manager and a public health nurse.”

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Kellee Fisk– Chief People Officer

Role: Chief People Officer

Responsibility:

Guides the development of an engaged employee culture focused on working together to serve our patients and community. Builds and leads a talented team of employees with expertise in human resources, learning and organizational development, pastoral services and volunteer leadership.

Education:

  • Carroll College, (Helena, MT)
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Minor in Economics
  • University of Montana, (Missoula, MT)
    Master's of Business Administration

Experience:

  • Vice President for People Resources & Chief Strategy Officer for Billings Clinic, (Billings, MT)
  • Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Planning, Billings Clinic
  • Served as Board Chair for United Way of Yellowstone County, (Billings, MT)
  • Served as Board Chair for Head Start of Yellowstone County, (Billings, MT)

Hobbies:

  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Watching movies
  • Watching basketball, skating and swimming
  • Biking the trails of Grand Forks

Why I chose healthcare:

“I chose not-for-profit health care initially as an opportunity to use my business degree and be challenged to grow and learn new things. I continue to work in healthcare because I realized over the years that it just fit me in terms of my hope to be a part of an industry and organization whose sole purpose is to serve others. I believe there is no greater calling than to be part of a team that is responsible and accountable to be the ‘go-to’ place for care and support in times of need. We have so many opportunities to give more of ourselves, and in healthcare I am challenged to do just that every day. I feel privileged to be part of people's lives and believe in our mission and vision to serve our community to the best of our ability every day.”

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Dennis Reisnour – Chief Strategy Officer

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

Responsibility:

Leads the development of Altru’s strategic plan and directs the marketing, communication and overall management of Altru’s brand.

Education:

  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)Bachelor of Science
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
    Masters in Health Services Administration

Experience:

  • Chief Executive Officer for Altru Health Resources
  • Former Director of Planning and Marketing of a three-hospital system in Dallas, TX
  • Served on the board of directors of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation

Hobbies:

  • Cooking
  • Brewing beer
  • Hunting
  • Fishing

Why I chose healthcare:

“To have a career through which I could make a difference for our community."

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Meghan Compton, JD – Chief Legal Counsel

Meghan ComptonRole: Chief Legal Counsel

Responsibility:

Oversee legal affairs, compliance and risk management, lead legislative advocacy efforts, and advise the Executive Team and Board of Directors

Education:

  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Experience:

  • Previous experience in private practice, with over six years of experience in healthcare, contract law and general legal practice
  • Serves on the Downtown Development Association Board and sits on a community partners committee addressing opioid use in the community

Hobbies:

  • Spending time with her husband and three boys
  • Traveling
  • Biking
  • Yoga
  • Time outdoors

Why I chose healthcare:

"It encompasses innovation, change, challenges, learning and healing, all with the purpose of bettering our lives. Healthcare is an exciting and rewarding industry to be a part of.”

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