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Executive Leadership + Board Members

Executive Leadership


Lisa Erickson

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Lisa is Medica's President and Chief Executive Officer. She is also a member of the board of directors of Medica Holding Company, which oversees our family of businesses, including Dean Health Plan.

Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries. She joined Medica in 2023 as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to Medica, Lisa was a Senior Vice President at Optum, where she led pharmacy network contracting and relationships, network operations, and pricing and underwriting. She also served as CFO of OptumInsight, and in financial leadership roles at several other organizations, including Best Buy, General Mills, The Pillsbury Company, and TCF Bank.

Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Animal Humane Society and previously served on the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Holy Angels.

She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota.


Dan Abdul

SVP, CHIEF INFORMATION AND OPERATIONS OFFICER

Dan leads Operations, IT, Enterprise Data, Business Transformation, and Process Management. To deliver on our business strategy, Dan ensures Medica’s highest areas of focus are enhancing our speed of execution with consistent outcomes, scalability for growth, and cost efficiency.

In 2020, Dan joined Medica as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Medica, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Data and Analytics at Optum. He also has been the Chief Information Officer at UCare and the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.

In addition to volunteering in the community, Dan serves on the following board of directors:  HealthEdge, a leading healthcare technology solutions provider; CentraCare, an integrated health care system in Central Minnesota; and Ecumen, a nonprofit senior housing and services organization. He served for seven years in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a squad leader and flight medic.

Dan holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science, Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.


Missy Durant

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

Missy leads the development of human resources programs and ensures Medica has the talent to meet business objectives. She also oversees corporate communications and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Missy has worked as a leader across various industries in for profit and nonprofit entities. Her experiences give her strong strategic insight and the ability to coach, consult and lead collaboratively across the organization.

Missy has served as a board member on several non-profit organizations including Project Success, the Human Rights Campaign and Being Alive People with Aids Action Coalition Inc.

She has a Bachelor's of Science from University of North Florida, and Master's in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.


Krista Dusil

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Krista leads fiscal stewardship across the organization, with oversight for all accounting and financial management and reporting functions. She also plays a pivotal role in advising on Medica's strategic plans and developing pricing for products and services.

Krista's background includes a broad range of financial management, strategy, and leadership experience that spans more than 20 years. She comes to Medica from NMDP℠, an international cell therapy organization, where she served as their CFO. Before that, Krista served as CFO for Sanvello, a digital behavioral health start-up. After starting her career in audit with Arthur Andersen, LLP, Krista had several key leadership roles in finance, product, international, and operations at UnitedHealth Group. She also served as principal and CFO for UnitedHealth Group Ventures, founding health care start-up businesses committed to driving disruptive, systemic change in areas such as diabetes, orthopedics, and kidney disease.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas.

Krista serves on the board and chairs the Finance Committee of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. She was named a 2022 Notable CFO by Twin Cities Business Magazine.


Rob Geyer

SENIOR ADVISOR

Rob partners with Medica's senior leadership to create alignment across Medica and guide the implementation of the company's strategy. He advises on the approach to managing the business, including executive leadership expectations, commitments, priorities and accountabilities. Previously, Rob was the Chief Operations Officer.

Geyer also served as CEO of Reta Trust, a nonprofit health care trust that provides access to affordable, quality health care for U.S. employees of the Catholic Church. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Customer Quality for Blue Shield of California, where he held executive leadership positions for more than 19 years.

Geyer earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.


Thomas Lindquist

SVP, MARKETS

Tom is responsible for the strategic planning and plan operations for all of Medica's product lines; this includes accountability for profit and loss, product development, compliance, product viability and growth, and operations for the business segments. Lindquist is also responsible for the organization's relationship with the Minnesota DHS and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Before joining Medica, Tom held executive positions with UnitedHealth Group and served as a health insurance industry liaison to the Congressional Budget Office and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors at MentorMN, on the Penn State Honors College External Advisory Board, and previously served on the board for the Institute for Clinical Systems (ICSI). He also provides volunteer math tutoring for students from elementary school through college.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Penn State University.


David Webster

CHIEF CLINICAL AND PROVIDER STRATEGY OFFICER

David has more than two decades of care delivery and health plan leadership experience. He leads the strategic direction of Medica's clinical programs and key provider relationships to improve member outcomes throughout the communities served by the organization. He is also responsible for the clinical leadership of Medica initiatives with Health Systems and providers to enhance clinical value, improving clinical Quality at a lower cost, on behalf of the enterprise.

David has served on the Board of Directors for Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, East Liberty Family Health Care Center Pittsburgh, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science, and the African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.

David is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He also has an MBA from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.


Board Members


CHAIR OF THE BOARD

John Buck

CEO, WHITEFISH VENTURES

John Buck joined the Board in 2001 and was elected as Chair in 2002. He is also a member of the Medica Foundation Board and served as its Chair from 2002 to 2019.

Buck is CEO of Whitefish Ventures, which provides financial services and general business expertise to other companies. His previous experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer at Fingerhut Companies, Vice President of Administration at Alliant Techsystems, and Vice President of Administration at Honeywell Inc. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, served on the board of Halo Innovations, and currently serves on the board of Patterson Companies Inc.

Buck supports several charities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul and Naples, FL areas, including the United Way Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is also a member of the Naples Education Foundation.


Rajesh Aggarwal, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF FINANCE, D'AMORE-MCKIM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal joined the Medica Board in 2008. He is a Professor of Finance at Northeastern University. He previously served as an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, and Dartmouth College. His areas of expertise include corporate governance, corporate finance, and corporate valuation. He also has an extensive background in the economics of organizations and has conducted research on bankruptcy, executive compensation, boards of directors, performance evaluation, and fraud.

A frequent author and presenter, Dr. Aggarwal has coauthored articles on such subjects as performance incentives, the diversification of firms, and investment financing. In 2002, he received the MBA Elective Lecturer of the Year award from the Said Business School at Oxford University. In 2006 and 2007, the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management named Dr. Aggarwal its Most Outstanding Full-time MBA Elective Faculty Member.


Brigid Bonner

PRESIDENT, BONNER CONSULTING

Brigid Bonner joined the Medica Board in 2018. Ms. Bonner is the president of Bonner Consulting, a firm focused on driving digital and personal transformation. She has a broad background in retail, technology, and healthcare industries creating creative approaches to driving growth and innovation. Bonner has held senior positions in e-commerce, marketing, sales, IT and strategic planning with some of the country's most technologically savvy companies including CaringBridge.org, UnitedHealth Group, IBM, Target Corporation, The Schwan Food Company and SimonDelivers.com. She also leverages her strategic planning skills to help individuals identify and achieve their passions by designing a personalized road map for satisfaction and success.

Bonner currently serves on the board and as chair of the Compensation Committee of Workiva, a global software-as-a-service company providing a cloud-based platform serving finance, accounting, risk, compliance and ESG. She previously served on the boards of Analysts International, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Fairview Physician Associates. She also enjoys playing an active role as a coach and mentor to others.


Lisa Erickson

PRESIDENT AND CEO, MEDICA

Lisa is Medica's President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors.

Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries. She joined Medica in 2023 as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to Medica, Lisa was a Senior Vice President at Optum, where she led pharmacy network contracting and relationships, network operations, and pricing and underwriting. She also served as CFO of OptumInsight, and in financial leadership roles at several other organizations, including Best Buy, General Mills, The Pillsbury Company, and TCF Bank.

Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Animal Humane Society and previously served on the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Holy Angels.


Peter Kelly, M.D., MHA

RETIRED, VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF PERI-OPERATIVE SERVICES, M HEALTH FAIRVIEW

Dr. Peter Kelly joined the Medica Board in 2001. Prior to his retirement in 2023, he practiced bariatric surgery as a member of the M Health Fairview Comprehensive Weight Management Program. Dr. Kelly served as the Vice President and Executive Medical Director for M Health Fairview's Peri-Operative Services as well as the Senior Medical Director for the General Surgery Service Line. He has served in multiple leadership positions over his career, including as Chief of Surgery for the HealthEast Surgery Department, President of the HealthEast medical staff, and President of the Ramsey County Medical Society.

Dr. Kelly is involved in numerous professional associations and community activities. He has also provided surgical care to the indigenous population of Guatemala over the years.


Gaye Adams Massey

RETIRED, CEO, YWCA ST. PAUL

Gaye Adams Massey joined the Medica Board in 2020. Prior to her retirement in 2023 from YWCA St. Paul, she directed the nonprofit's work to promote racial justice and gender equity, provide supportive housing, job training, and youth development programs, and operate a health and fitness center. Prior to joining the YWCA St. Paul, she was a Senior Deputy General Counsel for UnitedHealth Group and General Counsel of its Ovations business. She also has served in legal leadership positions with QualChoice Health Plan and Aetna Inc., and practiced law with Crowell & Moring.

Massey is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She has served on many nonprofit boards, including Way to Grow, Children's Minnesota, and Hartford Community Health Services, and has served as a member of the President's Advisory Council of Saint Paul College and the Ramsey County Workforce Innovation Board. She currently serves as a trustee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the Charles and Ellora Alliss Educational Foundation, and is a member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable.


Judge John M. Stanoch

RETIRED, HENNEPIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

Judge John Stanoch joined the Medica Board in 2014 and serves as Vice Chair. In addition, he is Chair of the Medica Foundation Board of Directors.

Judge Stanoch previously served as President of Qwest Communications in Minnesota and North Dakota, as Minnesota's Chief Deputy Attorney General, and as a Hennepin County District Court Judge. He has also served as President and CEO of Minnesota USA Expo, as President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest, Interim President of the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Interim CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Judge Stanoch has been active in a range of community and professional organizations and currently serves on the boards of AchieveMpls (the strategic nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools), the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters and Science, and the national board of Creating Healthier Communities (formerly known as Community Health Charities). He has also served as Chair of the Science Museum of Minnesota's Board of Trustees, Chair of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, President of the Minnesota District Judges Association, and on the board of the Minnesota Business Partnership and the Minnesota Council of Churches Foundation.


Earl D. Stratton

RETIRED, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CIO, TCF FINANCIAL CORP.

Earl Stratton joined the Medica Board in 2009. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Stratton served as CIO for TCF Financial Corp. He had been with TCF since 1985. Prior to that, he worked at Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, for 15 years.

Stratton previously served on the Boards of Directors of TCF National Bank and C Financial Corp., an Ohio bank holding company headquartered in Columbus.


Mary Twinem

RETIRED, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CFO AND TREASURER, BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC.

Mary Twinem joined the Medica Board in 2015. She also serves on the Medica Foundation's Board of Directors. Prior to her retirement in 2016, Twinem served as Executive Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. She took on that role after serving as the company's Controller from January 1995 to July 1996, and as a director of the company from June 2002 to September 2003. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Finance and Controller of Dahlberg Inc., the parent company of Miracle-Ear hearing aids, from 1989 to December 1994.

Twinem started her career in public accounting. She serves on the public company boards of Valvoline Inc. and Centerspace.