Board Members

northfield_hospital1_MG_7223[1]Board minutes are available here.

Charles Kyte, Chair

Appointed: May 2012. Currently serving his first full term.
Education: University of Minnesota Ph.D., Education Administration and Policy;  Mankato State University, Specialist Degree; St. Cloud State University, M.A.; University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A.
Professional Background: Public Education, Public Education Administration
Committee Assignments: Budget & Finance, Governance & Planning.

Charles Austin, Treasurer

Appointed: February, 2010. Currently serving his second term.
Education: University of Minnesota B.A. Finance and Management
Professional Background: Commercial insurance marketing, management
Committee Assignments: Budget & Finance, Community Relations.

Virginia Kaczmarek

Appointed: January 2015. Serving first full term.
Education: St. Cloud State University BA in Economics, Kansas University MA in Economics
Professional Background: Nonprofit Executive, Community Health
Committee Assignment: Quality Assurance

CC LInstroth

Appointed: Sept., 2013. Currently serving her first full term.
Education: Purdue University, B. A., Elementary Education and Child Development; Minnesota State University, M. A., Experiential Education;Hamline University, Reading Specialist
Professional Background: Public Education
Committee Assignment: Community Relations,  Governance & Planning

Charlie Mandile

Appointed: 2014. Currently serving his first full term.
Education: University of Minnesota MPH; Carleton College BA.
Professional Background: Healthcare administration; Non-profit administration; community health.
Committee Assignment: Quality Assurance, Governance & Planning

Michelle Muench, MD

Appointed: February, 2010. Currently serving her second term.
Education: Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A. and University of Minnesota Medical School, MD,
Professional Background: Ophthalmologist
Committee Assignment: Quality Assurance.

Steve O’Neill

Appointed: January 2011. Currently serving his second full term.
Education: St. Olaf College, B.A., University of St. Thomas, M.A.
Professional Background: Psychologist
Committee Assignment: Community Relations, Quality Assurance.

Jonathan Reppe

Appointed: January, 2014. Currently serving first full term.
Professional Background: Law
Committee Assignments: Budget & Finance, Community Relations.

James Schlichting, Vice Chair

Appointed: June, 2006. Currently serving his third full term.
Education: St. Olaf College, B.A., and Rutgers University Law School
Professional Background: Attorney, Mediator
Committee Assignments: Governance & Planning,  Budget & Finance.