Board of Directors

Meet the Nursing Alumni Society Board of Directors 2020-21

Marilyn Bach, MS ’95, BSN ’74
Heritage Committee Representative
Fairview Health Services, Organizational Development and Learning Consultant, Retired

Anya Butzer, BSN ‘18
DNP Student Representative
Fairview UMMC, Boynton Health Services, General Med/Surg, Public Health RN

Jean A Carraher, DNP ’16, MS ’03, BSN ’95, BS ’91
Board President
Fairview Health Services, Nursing Professional Practice Leader

Yumi Davis, MN ’16, BA
Children's Hospital Minneapolis, Critical Care RN

Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP
Professor and Dean

Maureen J Fuchs, PHN, BSN ’92
Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal Child Health/Home Visiting Consultant, Retired

Ann Gershone, DNP ‘17
Calla Health, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Megan Holle Whipps, BSN ‘12
Park Nicollet Health Services, Pre and Post-Operative RN

Laura Kirk, PhD. ’08, MS ’97, BSN ’95
Faculty Board Representative
University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Assistant Professor

Cheryl Lanigan, BSN ’73
Board President Elect
Grace University Lutheran Church, Faith Community Nurse, Retired

Kate Leddy, BSN ‘18
M Health Fairview – UMMC East Bank

Karen MacDonald, MS ’87, BSN ’72
Health Care and Leadership Consultant

Barbara Mullikin, MS, BSDH ’78
University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Jonathan Nghiem, BSN ’20
M Health Fairview – UMMC East Bank

Nick Schuler, BSN ‘18
M Health Fairview – UMMC East & West Bank, Surgical (East) & Cardiovascular (West) ICU RN

Susan Strohschein, DNP ’16, MS ’80, BSN ‘68
Public Health Nurse Consultant, Retired

Julie Vanderboom, MSN ’88, BSN
School of Nursing Foundation Board Representative
ANW/Allina Health System & Clinics/Medica, Retired

Teri Verner, DNP ‘12
Healthcare Executive, Integrative Health & Wellbeing

Jacob Wager, BSN ‘12
M Health Fairview, Director of Perioperative Services

Sara Weingartner, BSN ‘21
BSN Student Representative


Join our board

The School of Nursing is fortunate to have a committed corps of volunteers, the members of our Alumni Society Board of Directors who engage our students, alumni and friends in the life of the School. We invite you to consider or recommend persons who you know from your work in the community, particularly individuals from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities, who would be strong candidates to serve on our Alumni Society Board of Directors. It's important that each board reflect the diversity of the University of Minnesota student population and the communities in which our alumni work.

To recommend candidates other than yourself for the School of Nursing Alumni Society Board of Directors or if you have questions, contact Barbara Mullikin ( or 612-624-0103).

Our Alumni Society Board of Directors are grateful for all the ways you serve the school and the community and would be grateful for you to consider serving on the board volunteer to help us recruit others to serve.

Submit your application to join the School of Nursing Alumni Board