MMA Foundation Staff

Kristen Gloege
Chief Executive Officer

612-362-3742 or 612-599-1921

Kristen Gloege serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Medical Association’s Foundation. In addition to her work to help shape the overall strategy and direction of the Minnesota Medical Association Foundation, Kristen manages the Physician Volunteering Program, a grant-funded initiative that connects Minnesota physicians with meaningful and fulfilling volunteer opportunities. She also manages a COPIC Medical Foundation grant that funds the MMA’s Physician-Consensus Measures of Performance to Advance Quality & Safety Work Group.

Kristen joined the Minnesota Medical Association Foundation in 2018. Prior to this role, she served as the Executive Director of the Healthier Minnesota Community Clinic Fund, a nonprofit that provided $34.5 million in grants to support Minnesota’s safety net clinics between 2004 and 2018.

Ms. Gloege holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She lives with her husband and three sons in the Twin Cities, and is a beekeeper, orchardist, and handweaver.
Ka Bao Lee
Medical Student Loan Manager


Ka Bao Lee manages billing and record keeping for the Medical Student Loan Program. Inquiries about individual medical student loans should be directed to Ka Bao.
Shari Nelson
Administrative Assistant


Shari Nelson brings considerable MMA experience to the MMA Foundation. In addition to her continuing duties at the MMA, Shari provides administrative and donor relations support for the MMA Foundation.