Staff & Board of Directors

Development and Donor Relations

Engagement

Marketing

Administration

Daniel Gumnit is no longer with Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Jean Machart is serving as the interim CEO.

Board of Directors

  • Chairperson

    Susan Doherty
    Regional Executive American Hospital Association

  • Vice Chairperson

    John Golden
    President, Crux Collaborative, Inc.

  • Secretary

    Matt Hedman
    VP, Corporate Development
    UnitedHealth Group

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Jean Machart
  • Immediate Past Chair

    Michelle Johnson
    President MJ Consulting LLC

  • Treasurer

    Dan Bartholet
    VP of State Taxes UnitedHealth Group


Board of Members


  • Adam Choe
    General Partner at Tundra Ventures

  • Ingrid Culp
    Attorney at Law, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

  • Peter Dorow
    Community Volunteer

  • Barb Farrell
    Community Volunteer

  • Meghan Harris
    Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Bremer Bank National

  • Molly Kinsella
    Vice President, Creative Services, Best Buy

  • Dawn Lamm
    Chief Financial Officer, NOVUS Media

  • Charles Manzoni
    Community Volunteer

  • Abigail Miller, MD
    Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, PreferredOne

  • Beth Monsrud
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UCare

  • Dan Seeman
    Vice President and Region Manager Minnesota, Hubbard Radio

  • Greg Soukup
    Chairman, Warrior Mfg., LLC.

  • Chris Toppin
    Audit Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Jen Wilson
    Senior Managing Director, Thrivent Financial

  • Chris Zupfer
    Vice President, Hill-Murray School

Research Advisory Committee


  • Challice Bonifant, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University
  • Lisa Diller, MD | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Adam Green, MD | Colorado Children's Hospital
  • Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD | McGill University
  • Abbie Miller, MD | Preferred One
  • Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD | UCSF Benioff Children's
  • Jake Petersburg, PhD | Invenshure
  • Alix Seif, MD, MPH | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Logan Spector, PhD | University of Minnesota
  • Nick Vitanza, MD | Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Leo Wang, MD, PhD | City of Hope
  • Jason Yustein, MD, PhD | Texas Children's/Baylor College

Chief Medical Advisors Emeritus


  • Mark Nesbit Jr., MD
  • Norma Ramsay, MD

Honorary Directors


  • Diana & Norm Hageboeck

Life Advisors


  • Jan Humphrey
  • Del Johnson
  • Deb Nesbit
  • Jane Ramsland
  • Cal Simmons
  • Sharon Waller
  • Phil McGlave MD
  • Joe Neglia, MD, MPH

National Honorary Chairs


  • Tom & Melissa Lehman