Hospital Board

Meet the board of directors for Children’s Minnesota. An asterisk (*) denotes people who serve on both the hospital and foundation boards.

Garfield Bowen, board of directors

Garfield A. Bowen
Vice President, Social & Environmental Justice, 3M

Garfield A. Bowen is a global leader with proven capabilities in business operations, strategy, manufacturing, R&D and human resources. He currently serves as the vice president of social and environmental justice at 3M. Prior to his current appointment in August 2020, Mr. Bowen held positions as global R&D operations & PMO director and global commercialization director both in the Safety & Industrial Business Group. He was also Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with a manufacturing focus, quality leader, and PMO leader in the Transportation & Electronics Business Group.

Mr. Bowen joined 3M in 2014 with 18 years of experience in the information technology filed. He’s held roles as software engineer, project manager, head of IT, director of PMO, IT director, and associate chief information officer.

He earned a BS in Computer & Management Science from the University of Technology, Jamaica and an MS, Management Information Systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona.

With a passion for service, Mr. Bowen serves on the 3M Foundation Board, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Board, as well as the leadership board of his church.

He is a Jamaican native and is married to Mauvalyn. They have two boys and live in Plymouth, MN.


Our Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and Children’s Minnesota staff members who are selected based on their experience and expertise.

Shelley Carthen Watson

Shelley Carthen Watson
President and CEO, YWCA Minneapolis

Shelley Carthen Watson is the president and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis. A nationally-renowned public higher education labor and employment law expert, she previously served as Senior Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Minnesota. Prior to her role at the University of Minnesota, she was a partner with the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. A former Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Ms. Carthen Watson also served as executive director of the Hennepin County Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Foundation. She received her BA from Macalester College, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

A former Macalester College trustee, Ms. Carthen Watson has served as a board member with both YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul; Planned Parenthood of North Central States; The Blake School and The Blake School Learning Works; the Mastery School; Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Minneapolis Chapter; WATCH; In Interest For Others; The Playwrights’ Center; Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association; The Fund for the Legal Aid Society; Twin Cities co-chair of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association. and the Courage Center. She currently serves as vice president – programs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the Links, Inc., on the boards of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Northwestern Pritzker Law School Fund Board, and the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Women’s Leadership Council.

Ms. Carthen Watson has continually been recognized for both her professional and community activities. In 2019, she received the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award and was recognized in 2018 as a Top Assistant General Counsel by First Chair, an annual national selection of in-house counsel who have made significant contributions to the legal community. She is also a past recipient of the National Association of College and University Attorneys’ First Decade Award, which recognizes university attorneys who have been NACUA members for 10 or fewer years and have made “a significantly innovative contribution, or provided outstanding service, to the association and to the practice.” She has been honored by Macalester College with the Catharine Lealtad Service to Society Award, given to alumni of color who have used their education to distinguish themselves in service to community. She also received the Hennepin County Attorney Community Leadership Award, was selected as one of the CityBusiness “40 under 40,” and was recently honored with the Celebrating the Sistas Women of Excellence, as well as the Woman of Color Achievement Award sponsored by the Women Presidents Organization and the 100 Black Men of the Twin Cities Awards.

Prior to assuming the position of President and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis, Ms. Carthen Watson was a longtime supporter of YWCA Minneapolis and a two-term board member. She was a member of the successful Power to Soar campaign committee, helping raise $22.5 million dollars to support and sustain YWCA Minneapolis’ future. In 2020, Shelley received YWCA Minneapolis’ Woman of Power Award for her distinguished civic, professional and academic roles and extraordinary commitment to YWCA values of peace, justice, freedom and dignity.

Archelle Georgiou, MD

Archelle Georgiou, MD*
President, Georgiou Consulting
Vice-Chair, Children’s Minnesota Board of Directors

Archelle Georgiou, MD, is a nationally recognized physician, health executive, medical reporter and author who is known for her commitment to patient advocacy. She maintains a diverse portfolio of advisory relationships with companies and organizations that improve health and the health care system. In addition, she is an executive in residence at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Dr. Georgiou is also an on-air medical expert with a weekly segment on KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and has covered over 1,600 medical topics. In 2017, Dr. Georgiou published her book, Health Care Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need – a book that explains how consumers can be an equal partner in their care and have a voice in their medical decisions. From 1995 to 2007, Dr. Georgiou served as chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. She has served on boards of directors for non-profit, private and publicly-traded companies.

Dr. Georgiou graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Jeff von Gillern

Jeff von Gillern
Treasurer, Children’s Minnesota Board of Directors

Jeff von Gillern is the former Vice Chair of Technology and Operations Services at U.S. Bancorp from 2010 to 2023. In 2001, when he joined U.S. Bancorp, Mr. von Gillern served as the Executive Vice President, additionally serving as the Chief Information Officer from 2007-2010. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp, he was the Senior Vice President of Processing Services at Visa International, where he spent 12 years.

He has served as a board director of Syncada (for-profit joint venture between Visa and U.S. Bancorp) from 2012 until 2014, the lead director of ViewPoint LLC (largest industry archive for check imaging and exchange) from 2010 until 2015, and the Chair of the Board of Governors for the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre from 2014 until 2017.

Mr. von Gillern holds a BS in Business from the University of Arizona and studied at the University of London in London, England.

He is married to Janet von Gillern. They have two children, Katie and Jack, and live in Edina, MN.

Tom Goodmanson

Tom Goodmanson
CEO of EcoOnline

Tom Goodmanson, CEO of EcoOnline, brings over 25 years of expertise in spearheading the growth of dynamic software and technology firms. Returning from retirement in 2023, Tom was compelled by the opportunity to revolutionize how organizations safeguard both individuals and the environment for future generations. Under his leadership, EcoOnline has undergone a transformative journey, prioritizing scalable and sustainable growth while nurturing a culture of empowerment for its employees and clients alike. Recognizing the market demand for a comprehensive EHS and ESG solution, Tom’s vision of a user-friendly, fully integrated platform positions EcoOnline as the premier choice for global organizations striving higher impact.

Marc Gorelick, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Children's Minnesota

Marc H. Gorelick, MD*
President and CEO

Marc Gorelick, MD, was appointed chief executive officer of Children’s Minnesota in December 2017. He joined Children’s in March 2017 as president and chief operating officer. He is deeply committed to identifying sustainable ways Children’s can continue to deliver exceptional care in an evolving health care environment.

Dr. Gorelick previously served as executive vice president and COO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  A pediatric emergency medicine physician by training, his prior experience includes faculty positions at Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Pennsylvania, and clinical and leadership roles at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, AI DuPont Hospital for Children, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

His education includes an AB degree in history from Princeton University, an MD degree from Duke University, and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gorelick trained in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center, and in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Gorelick’s interests include running, cycling, and paddling; homebrewing; and playing the tuba.


Linda Jean Hall, PhD
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota

Linda Jean Hall has served on public company, private company and non-profit healthcare boards. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for DentaQuest and IRET where she is a member of the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees.

Ms. Hall’s consulting work includes clients; Minnesota Cup semi-finalists, Stemonix, Mayo Clinic, Virtuwell, Shape, Children’s HeartLink, BCBS of MN and Xylo.

Ms. Hall has held executive positions with Accurate Home Healthcare, CEO, MinuteClinic, CEO, Ceridian Performance Partners, president, Honeywell  serving in several capacities, Vice President Worldwide Consumer Business Group, Director HVAC Commercial Controls, Director Traffic, Customer Service and Distribution , Director Information Technology – Residential and Commercial Controls Division, Manager International Marketing – Commercial Controls Business Unit. Her career began in social work/special education in school districts in both Minnesota and Michigan. She earned an MSW and PhD from the University of Minnesota and BS and MA from the University of Michigan.

Chris Hedberg

Chris Hedberg
Chief Operating Officer, AB CarVal

Mr. Hedberg is chief operating officer for AB CarVal. In addition to leading operations globally for the firm, Mr. Hedberg is responsible for developing and executing an integrated commercial strategy and managing all product development, capital formation and investor relations activities. He serves on the Executive and Portfolio Investment committees for the firm and co-chairs AB CarVal’s Responsible Investing committee. Mr. Hedberg joined AB CarVal in 2002 and has held a variety of financial management positions, including serving as the firm’s chief financial officer and global controller for AB CarVal’s corporate credit business. Prior to joining AB CarVal, Mr. Hedberg was with Cargill and Dain Bosworth. He received his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and his B.S. in finance, magna cum laude from the University of Colorado.

Jean Kane

Jean V. Kane
Real Estate Executive

Jean Kane is a strategic and progressive thought leader best known for driving enterprise-wide business transformations that propel shareholder value. She has deep knowledge in commercial real estate and has extensive experience leading across multiple ownership structures.

Most recently, Ms. Kane was CEO of Colliers International-Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Minnesota business unit of Colliers International Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI). Prior to her role at Colliers, Ms. Kane was CEO of Welsh Companies, a full-service commercial real estate services firm operating throughout Minnesota.

Ms. Kane has a long history of private company and non-profit board service. She serves on the board of JE Dunn Construction, a privately held construction services firm and Children’s Minnesota Hospital & Clinics. In addition, she is a senior advisor with NB Alternative Advisors and will serve on the board of directors or advise certain portfolio companies in the ARS Funds. Ms. Kane previously served as board chair for National NAIOP and currently serves as a trustee and vice chair of the NAIOP Research Foundation.


JJ Kuhn
Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Solventum Corporation
Chair, Children’s Minnesota Board of Directors

JJ Kuhn is a global leader with extensive legal and compliance experience in both law firm and corporate contexts. Immediately prior to joining Solventum as their Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, JJ worked at Medtronic in a variety of legal and compliance roles. He began with Medtronic in 2006, first working in several legal roles within their Cardiovascular Group. JJ then moved into compliance as the Senior Director of Ethics & Compliance for Medtronic’s Neuromodulation Business, followed by several years as the VP Ethics & Compliance – Compliance Officer for the CVG and MITG Groups, and finally JJ served as the VP and Chief Counsel for Global Investigations.

Prior to Medtronic, JJ worked as a business attorney at Lathrop GPM (F/K/A Gray Plant Mooty, P.A.) and as the Director of Legal Services and Business Development for Miga Solutions in Minneapolis. He is originally from Portland, Oregon and is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Law School. JJ lives in Edina, Minnesota with his wife, two children and two poorly behaved dogs.

Jim Leslie

Jim Leslie
Chairman of the Board of the James D. Leslie Family Foundation; Business Executive

Jim Leslie is a retired entrepreneur who built and sold three companies to publicly traded entities. Most recently, Mr. Leslie was Cofounder/CEO of Flipgrid, a venture-backed spinout from the University of Minnesota which became one of the world’s Top 5 education platforms and was sold to Microsoft in 2018.

Prior to Flipgrid, Mr. Leslie was Founder/CEO of Midwave, a data center technology and consulting firm which grew to $100M in annual revenues and sold to Datalink in 2011.  In 1998, Mr. Leslie was President of OPM Information Systems which was acquired by Inacom, a Fortune 500 company at the time.

Mr. Leslie was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 and was recognized as The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Tech Titan in 2015.

Mr. Leslie serves on the boards of Origina, LTD, a Dublin, Ireland based software maintenance company and Claros Technologies, a material sciences company inventing functional textiles and PFAS capture and destruction technologies.

Mr. Leslie is an angel investor and founder advisor through his membership in New York Angels and business connections in the Twin Cities.

Mr. Leslie and his wife Norma created the Leslie Family Foundation in 1998 to fund scholarships and provide housing and food security to inner-city youth.

Rebecca Lieberman

Rebecca Lieberman*
Vice president, People, Optum

Rebecca Lieberman is known as an inspiring, transformational leader who builds winning teams. Her hallmark trait is engaging and partnering with senior leaders to develop innovative solutions and expand their capabilities in fast-paced, everchanging global environments.

Ms. Lieberman is currently the vice president people for Optum Technology. In her role she is focused on advancing the business through forward thinking people strategies, building teams with the skills needed to meet current and future customer needs and creating an inclusive culture.

Prior to joining Optum in 2021, Ms. Lieberman spent five years at Radisson Hotel Group in a variety of roles, most recently as chief human resources officer leading the human resources, communications, responsible business and facilities functions for the Americas. In this role, she was responsible for leading and enabling the business to deliver on the achievement of strategic and operational business goals. Additionally, she developed and deployed globally aligned strategies throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions for both Performance and Talent.

She was the owner and principal human resources consultant for RTL Consulting, where she specialized in HR strategy and organizational effectiveness for various companies going through M&A and divestitures. Ms. Lieberman also spent 10 years at Target Corporation serving in a variety of roles and leading organizational transformations for both corporate and store divisions.

As a community volunteer, Ms. Lieberman has served in various roles with Children’s Cancer Research Fund, YPO and Junior League of Minneapolis. She previously served in a chair position for the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. Rebecca holds a BA in Mass Communication and Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

Ms. Lieberman is also the Chair of the Children’s Minnesota Foundation Board.

Damu McCoy

Damu McCoy
Executive Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Wells Fargo

Damu McCoy is executive vice president, talent acquisition at Wells Fargo and is responsible for recruiting globally for all functions of the organization. Before joining Wells Fargo Mr. McCoy held several leadership positions at Target Corporation.

Growing up in North Minneapolis, Mr. McCoy developed an understanding for the needs in our local community and a passion for creating equitable opportunities. He has served on several nonprofit boards focused on reducing disparities for diverse individuals and is currently serving on the executive and DEI committees for Project for Pride in Living (PPL). PPL is a results-driven organization that provides transformative affordable housing and career readiness services. He also serves as the chair of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In addition, Mr. McCoy is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) which opens channels of opportunity for the development of black executives to positively impact businesses and communities.

Mr. McCoy earned his BA, Business Administration and Management from Wittenberg University and his MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. William Mize

William Mize, MD, FACR
Medical Director, Radiology, Children’s Minnesota Radiology
Vice Chief of Staff, Children’s Minnesota

William Mize, MD, FACR, completed his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1988, radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1993, and pediatric radiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati in 1994. He was an assistant professor in the radiology department at the University of Minnesota Medical Center from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Mize has served as a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Minnesota since 1998 and has served as medical director of Radiology since 2012. He enjoys all aspects of pediatric imaging including X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine, and participates in our fetal MRI program.

Dr. Mize is grateful for time with patients and families as well as collaborative relationships with colleagues throughout the community. He has participated in a variety of organizations, including the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and the Society of Chiefs of Radiology at Children’s Hospitals (SCORCH), as well as a variety of committees and work groups at Children’s Minnesota including EPOCH (Employed Clinicians of Children’s Hospital), Associate Chief of Critical Care, Credentials Committee, the Professional Executive Council (PEC), the Trauma Practice Improvement Committee in support of Children’s designation as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College or Surgeons, the PIPSQKS committee for the American College of Surgeons designation of Children’s as a Level 1 Pediatric Surgery Center, the Professional Strategic Advisory Committee, and various other work groups in support of the organization through improvements in medical imaging at Children’s Minnesota.

Brooke Moore, MD

Brooke Moore, MD, MPH
Pediatric Pulmonologist, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
Chief of Staff, Children’s Minnesota

Brooke Moore, MD, MPH, is a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists. She completed her fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the University of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota in June 2011. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, received her masters in public health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Moore is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Pediatric Pulmonology. She is the medical director for Respiratory Therapy and is the associate medical director for the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Minnesota. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis. She is currently chief of staff at Children’s Minnesota.

Anna Richo

Anna Richo
Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Cargill

Anna Richo joined Cargill in January 2019 as Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, and oversees Corporate Governance, Global Ethics & Compliance, Global Security, Government Relations, Law, and Shareholder Relations. Additionally, Anna is a member of Cargill’s Executive Team and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cargill Foundation. With a law career spanning more than 30 years, Anna is used to wearing multiple hats. She has extensive experience in compliance and business ethics, intellectual property and corporate litigation.

Before joining Cargill, Anna was executive vice president and general counsel at UCB, a biopharmaceutical company based in Belgium, where she resided for many years. She also served as senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Amgen, a global biotechnology firm, and as chief litigation counsel, associate general counsel and vice president of law at Baxter Healthcare. Her broad international experience extends throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia and has served to strengthen her commitment to championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

A native New Yorker, Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from DePaul University, College of Law.

Anna is a member of the Board of Trustees for DePaul University and is on the Board of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. Anna formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cytyc Corporation, a medical diagnostics company, from 1998 – 2003, subsequently acquired by Hologic Inc. She was a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Additionally, Anna served on the Board of Directors for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, a statewide nonprofit association, from 2000 – 2003. She was Vice-Chairman of the Board.

Anna is passionate about mentoring others in all types of careers and from all walks of life. In her free time, you can find her at the stables supporting her husband’s equestrian riding and relishing the serenity that horses emanate. She and her husband have two adult children and reside in Minnesota.

Matt Van Slooten

Matt Van Slooten
Chief Executive Officer, United Properties

Matt Van Slooten is the chief executive officer of United Properties. As chief executive officer, Mr. Van Slooten oversees all aspects of the business. He joined United Properties in 2018 as President and Portfolio CIO and was promoted to CEO in 2022.

Mr. Van Slooten has been a long-time real estate industry leader, with 25 years at Carlson Real Estate Company, advancing through all critical company roles leading ultimately to becoming president of the organization, a post he held for 13 years. He also served as the president of commercial properties for CSM Corporation for 4 years, overseeing a 10 million sq. ft. portfolio of industrial, office and retail properties.

An active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and a past Chapter President of NAIOP Minnesota, he is also a recipient of the NAIOP President’s Award (2009).

He is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and served on the Minnesota Chapter board as the membership chair. While at Carlson Companies, he was the recipient of the Carlson Fellow Award for Leadership Achievement, the company’s highest honor.

Mr. Van Slooten earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.