Board of Directors

Dean Howard, Chair

Dean Howard is the Owner of The Alternative Board, located in Shoreview, MN and joined the Canvas Health board in 2010. Dean has also served on the boards for Crisis …Continued

Eileen McMahon, Vice Chair

Eileen McMahon, retired President/CEO of the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, joined the Canvas Health Board in 2016. An Oakdale resident, she has been active in social service and …Continued

John Mielke, Treasurer

Joining the board in 2016, John Mielke is currently a semi-retired Independent Consultant on Information Technology and Operational topics in the healthcare field. Prior to independent consulting, John was the …Continued

Karna Peters, Secretary

Karna Peters is Associate General Counsel, Supply Chain, at 3M Company. She joined the Canvas Health Board in 2017. Karna is also on the Board and a founding member of …Continued

Jim Ellis, Member at Large

Jim Ellis, retired Vice President of Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions for Imation Corp, joined the Canvas Health Board in 2009. Jim also serves on the Board of St. Croix Valley …Continued

Mindy Sachs, Member at Large

Mindy Sachs is a Stewardship Specialist at CHS, Inc. overseeing database management, compliance, finance and operations functions, and grant metrics and evaluations for CHS Stewardship. Prior to CHS, she was …Continued

John Stoxen, Member at Large

John Stoxen joined the board in 2012. He received his undergraduate degree in journalism and political science at the University of North Dakota and his law degree from the University …Continued

Michael Boldenow

Mike Boldenow joined the board in 2016. Mike has been involved in healthcare design for 26 years with BWBR. Over the past decade, a focus of his healthcare projects have …Continued

Anne G. Brown

Anne is an attorney with the law firm of Sjoberg & Tebelius in Woodbury, Minnesota. She practices in the areas of employment law, probate, guardianships/conservatorships, and personal injury. She is …Continued

David Cook

Dave has over thirty-five years experience as a mental health clinician and as an administrator in mental health settings and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. He started his …Continued

Andrew Dorwart, MD

Dr. Dorwart was born in San Jose, CA, but grew up in Plymouth, MN. He graduated from Wayzata High School and then went on to graduate from the University of …Continued

Allison Fredrickson

Allison Fredrickson joined the board in 2019. She is an attorney in Eckberg Lammers, P.C.’s Family Law group and a Qualified Neutral with the State of Minnesota. With over thirteen …Continued

Glenn Roth

Glenn Roth joined the board in 2016. Glenn’s background includes over 30 years as a business leader with 3M, Imation, Newark Electronics, and H.B. Fuller in the data storage, electronics, and …Continued

Polly Uner

Polly Uner is currently a Strategic Account Manager at Johnson & Johnson in their Orthopedic Sports Medicine division. Prior to this role, Polly spent 14 years at J&J in Behavioral …Continued

Gary Westeen

Gary Westeen joined the board in 2014. Gary recently retired from The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank. He worked in the Wealth Management/Trust Services industry his entire career, all …Continued