MMA Staff

Executive Staff


Janet Silversmith (612) 362-3763
Chief Executive Officer
Directs the staff, and plans, organizes and coordinates the programs and activities of the Association to assure that objectives are attained, plans fulfilled and member needs met.

Shari-Nelson.jpg Shari Nelson (612) 362-3725
Executive Office Associate
Provides administrative support to executive staff and human resources services for the MMA and related organizations.

Finance and IT

Jon-Stensland.jpg Jon Stensland (612) 362-3751
Director, Finance & IT, CFO 

Responsible for directing financial and information technology activities.


Traci VanElsberg (612) 623-2865
Manager of Accounting Services
Assists the CFO in administration and supervision of accounting and financial systems of Minnesota Medical Association, and related organizations.


Ka Bao Lee (612) 362-3701
Accounting Associate
Provides bookkeeping, accounting and administrative services for the MMA and related organizations.


May Yang (612) 362-3734
IT Operations Analyst
Ensures the accuracy and integrity of the MMA database and works with staff to retrieve information from MMA information systems including mobile phone management and support.

  Patrick Jones (612) 362-3765
Payroll and Staff Accountant
Provides payroll, account reconciliation, and financial reporting services for the MMA and related organizations.


Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson (612) 362-3740
Director of Membership
Responsible for recruitment, retention and engagement of MMA members.

Kim_Anderson-(1).jpg Kim Anderson (612) 362-3748
Physician Outreach Manager
This position is responsible for recruiting, retaining, and engaging members in the MMA.


Mary Canada (612) 362-3728
Membership, IT & Web Associate
Provides support for the Membership, Marketing and Communications departments, IT and website content.

Communications, Education & Events


Dan Hauser, APR (612) 362-3726
Director of Communications, Education and Events
Responsible for communications, education, events, media relations, social media and web.

Lyndsey Aspaas

Lyndsey Aspaas, CHCP (612) 362-3744
Manager of Education and Events
Manages MMA events and the association's continuing medical education (CME) functions, including the recognition program and the Joint Provider/Joint Providership of educational activities.

Lindsey Schneider

Lindsey Schneider (612) 362-3755
Education and Events Coordinator
Provides support for the educationand events department.


Kathryn Forss (612) 362-3731
Creative Director
Designs and illustrates the MMA's printed and online materials.

Kathryn-Forss.jpg Linda Picone (612) 362-3758
Editor, Minnesota Medicine
Responsible for content of the MMA's award-winning magazine.




Dave Renner, CAE (612) 362-3750
Director of Advocacy
Directs the activities of the Advocacy Department. Participates in policy development and plans legislative strategy. Lobbies at the Minnesota Legislature and works with state policymakers to achieve MMA goals.

GloegeKristin_WEB.jpg Kristen Gloege (612) 362-3742
MMA State Policy Analyst & MMA Foundation CEO
This position is responsible for leading MMA policy analysis and development in the areas of payment policy, quality measurement, and health care financing consistent with MMA’s strategic advocacy direction.
Juliana-Milhofer.jpg Juliana Milhofer, JD (612) 362-3735
Public Health and Policy Engagement Manager
Provides project and analytical support for the MMA’s health policy functions, consistent with strategic direction.
  Stephanie Lindgren
Policy Counsel
Responsible for providing accurate legal research, analysis, and project support for the MMA’s advocacy work, consistent with the organization’s strategic direction, and providing periodic legal advice on matters that affect the association.

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