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Reach Out and Read Minnesota Board of Directors

Dr. Chawla speaks from behind a podium, with a presentation slide projected behind her.

Dr. Gigi Chawla, board member and Medical Director, shows her off her now adult daughter's favorite children's book our 2022 Spring Benefit.

Greg Brolsma
Fairmont Police Chief (Retired)
Member, Board of Directors, Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Minnesota Region

Gigi Chawla, M.D., MHA  (Medical Director)
Chief of General Pediatrics, Children's Minnesota

Nathan Chomilo, M.D., FAAP
Medicaid Medical Director, State of Minnesota
Senior Equity Advisor to the Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
General Pediatrician and IM Hospitalist, HealthPartners Park Nicollet Health Services

Olcay Cinar, MBA, ACDA  (Treasurer)
Vice President and Audit Manager, Corporate Audit Services, U.S. Bank

Tricia Dege
Founder & CEO, Mom Mastermind

Lauren Gilchrist, MPH  (Board Chair)
Senior Director, Collective for Community Health, Children's Minnesota

Kate Keiper, SPHR, CPC
Vice President of Human Resources and Physician Services, HealthPartners/Park Nicollet

John C Markham, JD
Lawyer, Contracting and Vendor Coordinator with Minnesota Department of Information Technology

Molly Martyn, M.D.  (Secretary)
Pediatrician, Children's Minnesota

Mike Mercer, MD
Physician and faculty, United Family Physicians and United Family Medicine Residency Program

Liza Soto De Cichowicz, MBA, CMA
Financial Executive, Life Floor

HaiVy Thompson  (Vice Chair)
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, University of Minnesota Medical School

Leann West, MD
Pediatrician, HealthPartners/Park Nicollet

Three people talking to each other.

Board member Dr. Nathan Chomilo meets with supports at our 2017 Spring Benefit.

Reach Out and Read Minnesota Advisory Board

Bill Asp, J.D. 
Estate Planning Lawyer, Best & Flanagan

Rececca Starr, Ph.D.
Research Consultant and Faculty, Capella University

Erin Ghere, M.P.P.
Senior Manager of Consumer Engagement Marketing, HealthPartners


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