Executive Leadership Team

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

Eric Lunn

Eric Lunn, MD | President

Responsibility: Provides leadership to Altru's physicians

"World-class care means getting an A+ from patients and families 100 percent of the time."

Hobbies: Spending time with grandchildren

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-current
  • 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

Dave Molmen

Dave Molmen | Chief Executive Officer

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

“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.”

Hobbies: Music, Wood-working, Cycling

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

Brad Wehe

Brad Wehe | Chief Operating Officer

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

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

Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Skiing, Racing

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

Janice Hamscher

Janice Hamscher, MSN, MBA | 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.

"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."

Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Gardening, Going for walks, Playing the piano

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)

Mark Waind | Chief Information Officer

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

“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.”

Hobbies: Wood-working, Home renovations, Hunting, Fishing

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

Kellee Fisk | 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.

“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.”

Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Yoga, Pilates, Watching movies, Biking the trails of Grand Forks

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)

Meghan Compton, JD | Chief Legal Officer

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

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

Hobbies: Spending time with her husband and three boys, Traveling, Biking, Yoga, Time outdoors

    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

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