Board Members and Directors

Board Directors

President – Anita La Haye

President Elect – Teresa Lee

Immediate Past President – Whitney Quast

Treasurer – Aaron Pergolski

Secretary – Kari Ohren


Regional Directors

North Region – Rita Weimann

North Central Region – Nancy Nubson and Julie Czech

Metro Region – Kris Mroska and Anita LaHaye

South Region – Shawn Leth and Whitney Quast


MNACVPR Committees

Education Committee: The Education Committee will strive to provide current and innovative educational opportunities for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and students. This will include networking with educational institutions, enhancing the Disease Management website, and organizing the annual state conference.

Chair: Kari Weber


Innovation Committee: The Innovation Committee will support, advocate and promote program and professional ingenuity across the state by challenging members to “think outside the box” and try new initiatives in order to promote high value programs.

Chair: Shawn Leth


Membership Relations Committee: The mission of the Membership Relations Committee is to act as an avenue by which MNACVPR conveys information/education to the members, as well as outreach to non-members and MN hospital systems. We are currently working on developing a distribution list that includes members and a contact within every hospital in MN that has a cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Chair: Teresa Fietek


Board Members

Spilde, Paul Methodist Hospital; St. Louis Park, MN
Quast, Whitney Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Wing; Red Wing, MN
Nubson, Nancy Lake Region Healthcare; Fergus Falls, MN
Pergolski, Aaron Fairview Southdale Hospital; Edina, MN
LaHaye, Anita HCMC; Minneapolis, MN
Angellotti, Dennis Mercy Hospital; Coon Rapids, MN
Czeck, Julie CentraCare Health; St. Cloud MN
Fietek, Teresa Fairview Ridges Hospital; Burnsville, MN
Frost, Kate PhD Candidate, Rehab Sciences; UofM
Hytjan, Cassandra Owatonna Hospital; Owatonna, MN
Lee, Teresa Winona State University; Winona, MN
Leth, Shawn Mayo Clinic Health System-Rochester; Rochester, MN
Mroska, Kris Methodist Hospital; St. Louis Park, MN
Ohren, Keri Rice Memorial Hospital; Willmar, MN
Weber, Kari Mayo Clinic Health System—Austin; Austin, MN
Weimann, Rita Sanford Health; Bemidji, MN
Zarling, Kathy Nurse Coach/Consultant; Rochester, MN