Board of Directors

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.

Mr. Killian is Board Certified by the Minnesota Hospital Association.

Jeff Nelson

Vice Chair
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!”

Wayne Hubin

Treasurer
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. Mr. Hubin is Board Certified by the Minnesota Hospital Association.

"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." 

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."

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/Elkay Wood Products in Waconia. He held various positions including plant manager, vice president of customer care, division president and corporate officer. Mr. Bandur is Board Certified by the Minnesota Hospital Association.

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."

Theresa J. Dalen

Board member since: 2015
Hometown: Waconia
Occupation: Vice President of Life & Disability Claim Operations

Educational and Professional Background:

Ms. Dalen received her B.S. from Southwest Minnesota State University. She has more than three decades of experience in group insurance operations, largely with disability, life, dental and medical employer sponsored plans.

Civic Involvement:

“As a resident of Waconia for more than 30 years, I have seen the growth and medical advancements that Ridgeview has accomplished. I am proud to be a member of this community and this wonderful care facility that not only serves the residents in the area, but individuals from the greater metro area as well. I am very excited to serve on this Board and be part of the continued innovation and growth that Ridgeview is known for.”

Maria Glynn

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."

Brian Mark

Board member since: 2015
Hometown: Excelsior
Occupation: President/Owner of RBC Tile & Stone

Educational and Professional Background:

Mr. Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1979 with a B.S. in education. His initial sales career lead to the purchase of RBC Tile & Stone in 1984 which has six locations throughout the Midwest that generate commercial and residential sales throughout the U.S. and globally.

Civic Involvement:

Mr. Mark is involved in the Pinky Swear Foundation Program (Chair), Tessman Companies (Trustee and Board Chair), Bailey Nurseries (Board Member), Matchless Plastics (Board Member), Junior Achievement Project Business Instructor, Coach for youth baseball, hockey, soccer and lacrosse for 16 years with continued involvement in leadership activities for young people.

“My tenure as a member on the Ridgeview Medical Center Board follows a very positive experience as Board member and Board chair of Ridgeview Foundation. I am very excited about my participation in the future of our organization. With our dynamic leadership and focused employees, we are well positioned to navigate through the changes and challenges of providing the finest health care to our patients. I look forward to being engaged in these pursuits.”

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."