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 Board of Directors

(Updated March 2020)



The Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing is governed by a 16-member board of directors. The board is comprised of an executive committee, five standing committee chairs and seven district representatives. Each position serves a two-year term. MOLN members interested in joining the Board of Directors are welcome to submit their intent to run by the July 1 deadline each year. Nominees for the MOLN Board of Directors are voted upon by the members at large and announced at the annual fall business meeting with terms beginning Jan. 1. To learn about what current positions are on this year’s ballot contact us.



Executive Committee

Past President
MariBeth Olson, RN, MA, NE-BC
V.P. of Patient Care & Nursing
Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
Term: 2020

Sonda Tolle, RN, DNP
Vice President Patient Services/CNO
Perham Health, Perham
Term: 2020; 2021

Cathline Helstrom, BSN, RN
Director of Quality/Patient Safety, Risk Manager
CHI St. Gabriel's Health, Little Falls
Second term 2020; 2021
Jenny Prochnow, DNP, MBA, RNC, PHN
Assistant Professor
Winona State University, Rochester
Second term 2019; 2020


Policy & Advocacy Chair
Sarah Cassell, DNP, RN-BC
Director of Nursing
Inpatient Mental Health Services
Regions Hospital, St. Paul
First Term 2020

Membership Chair
Elaine Arion, DNP, MSN, RN
Vice President, Patient Care Services and CNO
Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia
First term 2019; 2020 

Professional Development Chair
Lucy Furlong, DNP, RN, CRRN, BC-NE, BC-Pain Management
Nurse Manager
Allina Health, Minneapolis
First Term: 2020; 2021

Public Relations Chair
Amy Guimont, BSN,  RN
Patient Care Supervisor
Mercy Hospital,Coon Rapids
First term 2019; 2020
Mentorship Chair
Rebecca McGill Ed.D, RN
Associate Dean
St. Catherine University School of Nursing, Minneapolis
First Term: 2020; 2021
District A Rep
Sheila Stewart, BSN, RN
Patient Care Manager, Inpatient 
Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center, Thief River Falls
First term: 2020; 2021
District B Rep
Amy Renier,
Director of Nursing Women and Children, Emergency Department
Essentia Health-St. Mary's, Duluth
First term 2019; 2020 
District C Rep
Margaret L. Kalina, PhD, RN, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer
Alomere Health, Alexandria
Second term 2020; 2021
Distirct D Rep
Diane Banker, MSN, RN.
Chief Nursing Officer
Welia Health
First term: 2020; 2021
District E Rep
Jessica Vagle, MA, APRN, BC, CNS
Dir of Adult Health & Care Management Services
Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar
Second term 2020; 2021
District F Rep
Pauline Abraham, DNP, RN, BC
Nursing Education Specialist
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Second term 2019; 2020
District G Rep
Sue Fangel, RN, MA
Site Nursing Executive/Group DON-Medical Surgical
M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital, Maplewood
Second term 2020; 2021