Our Councils

Building Advisory Council

Provides meaningful direction to the Board through review of affairs, relationships, recommendation of strategic actions and provides guidance for the organization’s architectural and building plans.

Philip Baum, Steiner Construction Services, Inc.
Tammera R. Diehm, JD, Winthrop & Weinstine
Edward Farr, AIA, Edward Farr Architects, Inc.
Dawn Grant, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Deer Harbor Consulting
Todd Schilling, Mortenson Construction (Retired)

Clinical Advisory Council

Comprised of interdisciplinary pediatric clinicians knowledgeable in children’s health and wellness needs, dedicated to supporting the mission through collaboration and the sharing of knowledge in an effort to maintain a collaborative relationship with local pediatric organizations and hospitals in our community.

Elaine Allen, RN, Retired
Ted Bowman, Grief Educator/Trainer/Counselor
Jeannie Goodspeed, MD, HealthEast
Julie Herda, NP, Children's Minnesota
Emma Johnson, RN, Children's Minnesota
Helen O’Brien, Chaplain, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Michele Peterson, MD, Pediatrician, Central Pediatrics
Jill Wall, RN, Pediatric Home Service
Natalie Wilson, RN
Rochelle Nelson Wodarz, RN, MA, PHN, CCM, Bayada Pediatrics

Communications Advisory Council

Supports our communications and outreach strategies.

Jenny Floria, Floria Consulting
Nadine Gregerson, Gregerson Consulting
Julie Hamilton, Avallo
Melissa Johnston, Highland Banks
Rob LeMay, UnitedHealth Group
Shannon Riley, Public Relations Consultant
Jeanne Carpenter, Perception Ink, & Molly Steinke, Nemer Fleger, as PR and Media Support

Philanthropy Council

Provides support and guidance on fundraising operations and building connections throughout the community to create a sustainable funding model for Crescent Cove.

Bob Cohen, Tamar Fink
Eric Curry, Cambria
Bill Hickey, Chair of Philanthropy Council, William M. Hansen & Associates
Melissa Johnston, Highland Banks
Geoff Kauffman, American Red Cross
Keith Moeller, Northwestern Mutual
Brian Osberg, Former State Medicaid Director
Jim Rice, Gallagher
Bob Tift, Quattro Figli, LLC

International Advisory Council

Provides a venue for networking and knowledge sharing among internationally-active players in children’s hospice and respite home development with focus on global issues, trends and best practices. 

Jan Aldridge, Clinical Psychologist, Martin House
Ted Bowman, Trainer/Educator/Grief Counselor
Holly Cotter, Community Liaison, Ryan House
Ray Kipling, former Executive Director, Naomi House
Scott Millard, Connor’s House
Christopher Reed, Head of Care, Acorns
Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement, George Mark Children’s House
Janet Will, former Director, Dr. Bob’s Place

Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund Advisory Council

Provides guidance and connections to grow the fund, to support the home and increase awareness about hospice and respite care for children and families. Learn more about the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund.

Bert & Gayle Blyleven, Minnesota Twins legend and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dick & Heidi Bremer, Voice of the Twins on Bally Sports North
Rod & Rhonda Carew, Minnesota Twins legend and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Clyde Doepner,  Minnesota Twins Curator
Jim Hays
Nita Killebrew, Widow of Harmon Killebrew
Carol LeDoux
Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins legend and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jack & Jennifer Morris, Minnesota Twins legend and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Anita Oliva
Tony & Gordette Oliva, Minnesota Twins legend and future inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Reimbursement Task Force

Leading the charge in establishing best practices and processes for future reimbursement, and working closely with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota health providers. 

Rich Forschler, JD
Tom Freeman, JD, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLC
Brian Osberg
Geoff Kaufmann