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 Board of Directors

(Updated January 2019)



The Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing is governed by a 15-member board of directors. The board is comprised of an executive committee, four 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

MariBeth Olson, RN, MA, NE-BC
V.P. of Patient Care & Nursing
Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
Term 2018; 2019
President- Elect
Sonda Tolle, RN, DNP
Vice President Patient Services/CNO
Perham Health, Perham
First Term President-Elect 2018; 2019
Cathline Helstrom, BSN, RN
Director of Quality/Patient Safety, Risk Manager
CHI St. Gabriel's Health, Little Falls
First term 2018; 2019
Jenny Prochnow, DNP, MBA, RNC, PHN
Assistant Professor
Winona State University, Rochester
First term 2017; 2018, Second term 2019; 2020


Policy & Advocacy Chair
Diane M. Twedell, DNP, RN, CNAA
Chief Nursing Officer
Mayo Clinic Health System -Albert Lea and Austin
President 2016; 2017, Past President 2018; First Term 2019; 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 2019

Public Relations Chair
Amy Guimont, BSN,  RN
Patient Care Supervisor
Mercy Hospital - Coon Rapids
First term 2019; 2020
District A Rep
Shauna Paulson, MS, BSN, RN
Director of Patient Care Services
Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center, Thief River Falls
First term 2016; 2017, Second Term 2018; 2019
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
Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria
First term 2018; 2019
Distirct D Rep
Kristine Layne, R.N.
Chief Nursing Officer
Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin
First term 2017; 2018, Second Term 2019; 2020
District E Rep
Jessica Vagle, MA, APRN, BC, CNS
Dir of Adult Health & Care Management Services
Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar
First term 2018; 2019
District F Rep
Pauline Abraham, DNP, RN, BC
Nursing Education Specialist
Mayo Clinic Rochester
First term 2017; 2018 Second term 2019; 2020
District G Rep
Sue Fangel, RN, MA
Site Nursing Executive/Group DON-Medical Surgical
St. John's Hospital, Maplewood
First term 2018; 2019