Directors & Leadership

Boards of Directors

Knute Nelson Corporation Board

Doug Houska, Chair
Rich Moen, Vice Chair
Ruth Nagle, Secretary
Dave Wolf, Treasurer
Tim Bush, Director
Yvonne Kinney-Hockert, Director
Jan Lervick, Director
Rick Paulsen, Director
Derek Trosvig, Director

Knute Nelson Foundation Board

Stuart Henrickson, Chair
Jerry Hansen, Vice Chair
Vicki Johnston, Secretary
Tim Bush, Treasurer
Vern Anderson, Director
Sheryl Bakewell, Director
Jim Eidsvold, Director
Judy Grafenstein, Director
Loren Liesemeyer, Director
Tom Anderson, Director
Roger Blank, Director


Grand Arbor Board Of Governors

Shari Laven, Chair
Lee Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer
Rich Moen, Governor
Yvonne Kinney-Hockert, Governor
Jeff Wild, Governor

Friends Of Knute Committee

Judy Grafenstein, Secretary
Kay Dalthorp, Treasurer
Mary Nortman
Carol Westby
LaDean Moen
Sally Baumann
Judy Thielke
Katie Perry


Leadership Team

Knute Nelson Leadership Team

Mark Anderson
President & CEO
320-763-1147 | email

Marnie Gugisberg
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
320-763-1164 | email


Angie Urman
Chief Operating Officer
320-763-1163 | email

Katie Perry
Foundation Executive Director & Vice President
320-763-1153 | email


Brooke Zabel
Vice President of Human Resources
320-759-1279 | email

Carli Lindemann
Vice President of Housing
320-759-4600 | email

Brittney Thoreson
Vice President of Hospice
320-759-3408

Konnie Evans
Vice President of Home Care
320-759-1272


Care Center Leadership

Angie Urman
Chief Operating Officer
320-763-1163 | email

Pat Perryman
Director of Nursing
320-759-3494 | email


Kelly Boesen
Case Manager & Director of Social Services
320-763-1178 | email


Nelson Gables Leadership

Linda Namur
Director of Residential Services
320-762-4310 | email

Carli Lindemann
Vice President of Housing
320-759-4600 | email


Angela Goergen
Director of Clinical Care
320-762-1113 | email


Wellness Leadership

Tyler Notch
Director of Wellness
320-759-4615 |


Home Care Leadership

Konnie Evans
Vice President of Home Care
320-759-1272 | email


Baxter
Branch Manager
218-454-1542

Elbow Lake
Branch Manager
218-685-6758

Fergus Falls
Branch Manager
218-736-4098

Long Prairie
Branch Manager
320-732-3110


Little Falls
Branch Manager
320-639-2010

Morris
Branch Manager
320-585-6402


Olivia
Branch Manager
320-523-1279

Park Rapids
Branch Manager
218-237-2350

Wadena
Branch Manager
218-632-1335


Hospice Leadership

Brittney Thoreson
Vice President of Hospice
320-759-3408 | email 


Grand Arbor Leadership

Carli Lindemann
Vice President of Housing
320-759-4600 | email

Cyndi Magnuson
Director of Residential Services
320-759-4601 | email


Laurie Dykema
Director of Clinical Care
320-759-4605 | email


Short-Term Rehab Center

Jill Stroup
Director of Therapy
320-759-3498 | email

Kelly Boesen
Case Manager & Director of Social Services
320-763-1178 | email


Boards of Directors
Knute Nelson is a nonprofit, faith-based organization guided by Christian principles. Our Boards of Directors set and understand the strategic direction of the organization, focusing on achieving the highest standards of excellence, while pursuing innovative programming and services that allow us to better serve others.