Leadership

Leadership

The goal of the leadership team is to lead and guide Knute Nelson and its partners in a direction of success while enriching the lives of individuals, building a strong foundation and creating a culture of serving others. Our leaders are focused on the growth and well-being of our employees, residents and clients, and the communities that we serve. 

The success of Knute Nelson is founded on the principles of organizational excellence, fiscal responsibility, employee engagement and accountability to stakeholders. This comprehensive approach to serving aging adults incorporates the best of all dimensions plus the commitment to responsive and dynamic leadership. 

Knute Nelson Leadership Team

Mark Anderson
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Marnie Gugisberg
Chief Financial Officer
& Senior Vice President

Katie Perry
Chief Development & Strategy Officer

Angie Urman
Chief Operating Officer &
Senior Vice President

Justin Buse
Chief Technology Officer

Samantha Beckman
Vice President of Marketing

Konnie Evans
Vice President of Home Care & Hospice

Michelle Solwold
Administrator &
Vice President of Care Center

Brittney Thoreson
Vice President of Housing

Brooke Zabel
Vice President of Human Resources

Board 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.

Knute Nelson Corporation Board

Mark Anderson
President/CEO

Rich Moen
Chair

Deena Steffl
Vice Chair

Rick Paulsen
Secretary

Dave Wolf
Treasurer

Pam Carlson
Director

Chad Coauette
Director

Kathy Fischer
Director

Jeff Montgomery
Director

Dustin Thornburg
Director

Knute Nelson Foundation Board

Mark R. Anderson
President/CEO

Katie Perry
Executive Director

Jerry Hansen
Chairman

Elliot Christensen
Vice Chairman

Tom Anderson
Secretary

Tim Bush
Treasurer

Vern Anderson
Director

Sheryl Bakewell
Director

Terri Bursch
Director

Pam Carlson
Director

Jim Eidsvold
Director

Stuart Henrickson
Director

Joan Lindquist
Honorary Member

Don Hustad
Honorary Member

Grand Arbor Board of Governors

Mark R. Anderson
President/CEO

Rev. Greg Billberg
Chair

Kathryn Fischer
Secretary/Treasurer

Craig Buysse
Governor

Ruth Nagle
Governor

Deena Steffl
Governor