The Minnesota Veterans Medical Research & Education Foundation (MN Vets) is dedicated to advancing the health and well being of our country's veterans through cutting-edge medical research and education leading to prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease and disability.

Meet our Staff

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JoAnn Tallman
Interim Executive Director 
(612) 467-5279


Suzanne Cook
Senior Accountant
612) 467-3560


Kim Galvan
Accounting Assistant
612) 467-4354

Meet our Board of Directors

Statutory Members:

Kent Crossley, M.D., Chief of Staff and President of Board

Hanna Bloomfield, M.D., Chief of Staff for Research

Patrick Kelly, FACHE, Medical Center Director

Ezgi Tiryaki, MD, Associate Chief of Staff for Education

Independent and Community Members:

Anthony (Tony) J. Belden, President, CEO, Engineering America, Inc

John Heutmaker, Owner, Heutmaker Accounting and Business Advisors Company

Michael T. Kelly, Partner, Caldwell Partners

Investigator (Research) Members:

Michael Dieperink, M.D., Ph.D.

Kristine Ensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Steven Fu, M.D., M.S.C.E. (non-voting)

Jeanette Irene Harris, Ph.D. (non-voting)

Andrew Hansen, Ph.D. (non-voting)

Ad Hoc Members (non-voting)

JoAnn Tallman, Interim Executive Director