Board of Directors

Mike Werner

Board member since: 1998
Hometown: Waconia
Occupation: Educator

Educational and Professional Background:

Mr. Werner received his B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota–Morris and his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

Civic Involvement:

Waconia Lions, Chaska Kiwanis, Waconia American Legion, Minnesota Education Association.

“Ridgeview Medical Center exists to enhance the health of the people in our communities. It is an honor to serve on the board of directors and to be part of this great organization. We are committed to providing the very best care for our patients, now and in the future.”

Jeff Nelson

Board member since: 2009
Hometown: Waconia
Occupation: Vice President of Operations – Rudolph Technologies, a producer of machine inspection equipment for the semi-conductor market.

Educational and Professional Background:

Mr. Nelson received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He has 30 years of management experience in operations, largely in the technology world.

“I believe that Ridgeview is one of the cornerstones that makes Waconia a unique and desirable place to live. I hope that in some small way, I can contribute to the continued success of Ridgeview so the hospital and staff thrives long into the future!”

Sharon McMenamy Cook

Board member since: 2000
Hometown: Independence

Educational and Professional Background:

Ms. Cook has a B.S and brings to the Board 20 years of banking experience and 15 years of management experience.

Civic Involvement:

Rotary board member, Western Community Action Network board member, Gillespie Center board chair, City of Independence Park Commissioner, City of Mound Crime Prevention Task Force, Westonka Collaborative

“It is a privilege to serve Ridgeview Medical Center and to have a voice in the decisions affecting our communities. I am eager to maintain the quality and integrity that comes with the Ridgeview name.”

Stan Bandur

Board member since: 2012
Hometown: Eden Prairie
Occupation: Retired Senior Executive

Educational and Professional Background:

Mr. Bandur received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He also holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He worked more than 33 years for Elkay Manufacturing Company, which includes Medallion Cabinetry in Waconia. He held various positions including plant manager, vice president of customer care, division president and corporate officer.

Civic Involvement:

Active volunteer at St. Therese of Deephaven, President’s Star Council member of the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield.

"It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to Ridgeview’s unique culture in light of its impressive growth."

Maria Glynn

Treasurer
Board member since: 2008
Hometown: Waconia
Occupation: National Retail Accounts Director

Educational and Professional Background:

Ms. Glynn has a B.A. in Quantitative Methods/Computer Science and a B.A. in Voice Performance from the College of St. Thomas.

Civic Involvement:

Chair Golf Classical – St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Advancement Committee member and committee member of various fundraising activities – St. Joseph School

"We are very fortunate to have a quality Medical Center within our community. I am privileged to serve on the board and to be a member of this outstanding organization. Ridgeview Medical Center along with the board is committed to providing quality care and strives to serve our community into the future."

Julie Herman

Secretary
Board member since: 2008
Hometown: Waconia
Occupation: Civil engineer by degree, currently running her own company refurbishing homes in addition to selling residential and commercial real estate.

Educational and Professional Background:

Ms. Herman holds a masters degree in civil engineering, and has worked in the U.S. Public Health Service in several states. After moving to Minnesota, she worked for the Mayo Clinic on numerous construction projects as well as predicting and planning for growth.

Civic Involvement:

Waconia Planning Commission, the founding of the Clearwater Middle School PTO, and the Waconia School District Citizen’s Advisory Panel; also active in Faith Lutheran and Meals on Wheels as well as the Ridgeview Foundation Board.

"After working for many years at Mayo Clinic, I felt like I had found a smaller version of that here in Waconia at Ridgeview. I love the atmosphere of innovation and the environment of camaraderie with the employees. I know I am coming into a room where everyone has the same goal—serving the people of this region in every way we can to provide the best health care and education possible. I always leave feeling energized and excited about the work ahead."

Wayne Hubin

Vice Chair
Board member since: 2010
Hometown: Watertown
Occupation: Retired Manufacturing Operations Manager

Educational and Professional Background:

Mr. Hubin has more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management with four manufacturing companies and semiconductor equipment production.

"I consider board directorship with Ridgeview Medical Center to be a privilege and an opportunity to be taken seriously. Ridgeview Medical Center is uniquely positioned in this region for continued expansion and leadership in this trying, but exciting medical world. As part of the Ridgeview Medical Center Board, I endeavor to be a contributing member of this growth-oriented organization."

Mitchell Kilian

Chair
Board member since: 2008
Hometown: Waconia
Occupation: Director of Governmental Affairs for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)

Educational and Professional Background:

Mr. Kilian is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in aviation and a minor in management. He holds a Federal Aviation Administration private pilot’s license.

As director of governmental affairs for MAC, he coordinates state and federal legislative issues affecting MAC and its system of seven metro-area airports. As a senior MAC staff member, Mr. Kilian assists the executive director in developing policies, procedures and strategies to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

Prior to becoming a director, Mr. Kilian held a variety of positions with MAC, including manager of two local airports.

Since 1996, he has worked as an adjunct faculty instructor for the aviation programs at St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State University Mankato.

Kate (Katherine) Roehl

Board member since: 2013
Hometown: Maple Plain
Occupation: Executive/owner of Lake Region Medical

Educational and Professional Background:

Ms. Roehl attended the University of Minnesota and has been involved with Lake Region Medical, which currently employs more than 1,600 globally, for 46 years. She is currently the CAO and executive vice president overseeing human resources, information technology, administrative services and government affairs. She is also president of the Fleischhacker Family Foundation.

Civic Involvement:

Memberships:

  • St. Francis Hospital Foundation Board (past board member)
  • Chaska Community Land Trust (past board member)
  • Ridgeview Foundation Board of Directors (2005 to present)
  • Carver County Healthy Partnership (Steering Committee, 2012 to present)
  • Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors (2013 to present)
  • Catholic Charities Board of Directors (2010 to present)
  • Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

"I am very impressed with Ridgeview Medical Center's leadership and vision. Over the past several years, I have witnessed Ridgeview's growth into a health care organization that competes on the same level with its big-city counterparts. I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors and look forward to being a part of Ridgeview's future growth and vision."