Staff & Board

Reach Out and Read Minnesota Board of Directors

Reach Out and Read MN, Board of Directors

Greg Brolsma
Fairmont Police Chief, Retired
Member, Board of Directors, Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Minnesota Region

Gigi Chawla, M.D., MHA
Chief of General Pediatrics at Children's Minnesota, Reach Out and Read Minnesota Medical Director

Nathan Chomilo, M.D., FAAP
Reach Out and Read practitioner, HealthPartners Park Nicollet Health Services

Olcay Cinar, MBA, ACDA
Vice President and Audit Manager, Corporate Audit Services, U.S. Bank

Kathy Cooney
(Retired), Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, HealthPartners

Karen Elhai, M.D. 
Pediatrician and Reach Out and Read practitioner, HealthPartners

Lauren Gilchrist, MPH
Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Planned Parenthood North Central States

Molly Martyn, M.D.
Pediatrician, Children's Minnesota

Joseph Piket
Owner, Primrose Schools (two locations)

Sylvia Sekhon, M.D.
Pediatrician, HealthPartners, Reach Out and Read practitioner

Nick Sperling, J.D.
Attorney, Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A

HaiVy Thompson 
Vice President, Mission and Marketing, Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Reach Out and Read Minnesota Advisory Board

Bill Asp, J.D. 
Estate Planning Lawyer, Best & Flanagan

Rececca Starr, Ph.D.
Research Consultant and Faculty, Capella University

Erin Ghere, M.P.P.
Senior Manager of Consumer Engagement Marketing, HealthPartners

Kerry LeBlanc, NP 
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, HealthPartners


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