2017 Pathways Board Members

Chair

Kristyn Mullin is currently the Director of Benefits for Allina Hospitals & Clinics with primary responsibility for designing and administering the organization’s welfare, retirement and non-qualified plans and wellness programs for over 24,000 employees. After graduating from the University of Iowa, College of Law, Kristyn began her legal career at Dorsey & Whitney. In 2004, she became the in-house benefits attorney for Allina and then two years later transitioned to her current role where she transformed the company’s benefit programs, implemented a system-wide wellness program and created a brand that encompasses it all, Be Fit. In addition to controlling Allina’s employee health care cost to well below national trend, Kristyn has partnered with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing on several research projects, including studies on the efficacy of Resilience Training and the impact of Vitamin D levels on productivity. Kristyn lives in Wayzata with her husband, Andrew Mullin, and her two children, Walker and Paige.

Vice Chair

Angie Lillehei is currently Chief Clinical Officer at Sage Health Management Solutions, which provides for appropriate diagnostic orders through information and knowledge at the point of care. In her role at SageHMS, she is responsible for clinical criteria development to promote appropriate imaging tests for best practice while minimizing patient radiation exposure. She has held various other positions in health care management in both corporate and community settings.  In addition she is currently working on her PhD in Nursing with a minor through the Center of Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.  Her interest is in the integration of traditional medicine and complementary and alternative healing. Angie has served in several industry and community leadership positions including President-elect of the School of Public Health Alumni Society, Member of Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Task Force, Vice Chair of Deva House, a pediatric hospice residence; President of the Metropolitan Visiting Nurse Association board; and Governing Council Board member of the Minnesota Public Health Association.  She lives in Minneapolis and has three young adult children.

Secretary

Catherine Duncan received a Master of Arts in Theology and Spiritual Direction Certificate at St Catherine University in St Paul, MN. She received a Master of Divinity equivalency from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN. Catherine is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and on staff at Plymouth Congregational Church. She works as a chaplain for Fairview Home Care and Hospice. She is a trained energy healer in healing touch, three heart balancing, and Reiki. Catherine has had a long time interest in complementary healing, working with many healers and leading mind/body/spirit classes and retreats. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and has two adult children.

Treasurer

Rufus Winton works in investment management as did his father, Mike Winton, one of the original founders of Pathways.

Other Board Members

Michele Byfield Angell has had a long association with Pathways starting with the diagnosis of her mother’s cancer in 1998.  Since then she has served Pathways in a pro-bono capacity doing small design projects for the existing building.  Familiar with integrative medicine from a provider’s viewpoint as a first degree Reiki practitioner as well as well versed in what constitutes a healing environment from an art and design perspective. She is a designer and active docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with a strong interest in engaging viewers in a life-long love of art from the very youngest of viewers to those struggling with memory loss where powerful images help them to remember.  She lost both parents to cancer and experienced firsthand the role of Pathways played in the difficult journey with integrity, serenity and grace.

Heather Heefner is currently the owner of Dart Studios, LLC. Dart Studios specialized in helping people craft presentations that will change their world. She works with executives and people giving TED talks to effectively communicate their messages. Heather is delighted to be part of the Pathways board because she believes wholeheartedly in the Pathways mission and values. She grew up in a family of MD’s and her mother, Dr. Elisabeth Heefner, was a pioneer in practicing holistic medicine with her patients. Alternative ways of healing the body were common dinner conversations. Finding ways to work through a health crisis has been part of Heather’s journey as a mother as well. Her daughter suffered a serious brain injury and Heather has spent the last 14 years finding both Western and alternative ways to both help her daughter and her family to learn and heal in the trauma. Pathways speaks the language that she has been living, and it works!

Pam Lampert has served as the Senior Human Resources and Communications leader for the Pohlad organization since April 2008. Prior to that time, Pam served as Vice President of Human Resources for a variety of small high-tech companies including Rimage, CyberOptics, St. Jude Medical and Research Inc, in addition to running her own human resource consulting business. Pam has a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. She has served as Board Chair for Eureka Recycling, a mentor in the Menttium program, and she is an active volunteer facilitator for Pathways Minneapolis and part of the Firefly Sisterhood organization. Pam has been affiliated with Pathways since 2012 and has a passion for the services and community that it provides to participants and service providers alike. Pam has two young adult children and lives in Minneapolis.

Bill Manahan, MD, is Assistant Professor Emeritus with the Department of Family Medicine at the U of MN Medical School.  His past work includes 35 years of a family medicine practice in rural Minnesota; clinical faculty at Mayo Clinic; Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association; and author of the 1988 book Eat for Health.  He presently consults with physicians wishing to expand into a more integrative and holistic practice.

Patricia Ronning started Fragrance Consulting and Natural Perfumery/Aromatherapy Company in 1994 and currently serves as a fragrance consultant, a natural perfumer as well as a clinical aromatherapist with Intelligent Nutrients. With Intelligent Nutrients, she has created therapeutic remedies, aromas and skin care products. She received her clinical aromatherapy certification through Jane Buckle, London and graduate courses through Aromahead Institute. Patricia has also created therapeutic aromas for Comfort Care kits for Children's Hospital-Minneapolis. Patricia is currently volunteering at Ridgeview Pediatric Integrative Medicine, conducting health care studies. She has her Jikiden Reiki certification through True Sanctuary and will complete her Life Activation Practitioner certification by the Modern Mystery School, Toronto. Patricia has her Masters of Liberal Studies and a Minor from the Center of Spirituality and Healing - University of MN. Her thesis was on American Health Care for the 21st Century: Collaborative Healing through Compassion, Self-Awareness and Science. Her interests lie in bringing complementary health care awareness and benefits to children and adults. Patricia lives in Minneapolis and has two adult daughters.

Mary E. Shearen, JD, is a partner at Best & Flanagan LLP in Minneapolis. Mary’s practice includes estate planning, probates, trusts and wealth transfer at all levels of wealth. Mary is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 1975 with a degree in nursing, and worked as an RN in the transplant and high risk labor and delivery areas. Mary graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988. She lives in Gem Lake with her husband, John, and they have three adult children.

Carolyn Torkelson, MD, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Women’s Health Specialists Clinic, is faculty in both the University’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Center for Spirituality and Healing. Her clinical practice offers comprehensive, integrative care to women. She also teaches medical students a course on integrated healing and is active in clinical research, studying women’s health and herbal and nutritional interventions.

Penny Winton and her late husband, Mike Winton, were among the original founders and have been the major funders of Pathways. Mike served on the board of the Walker Art Center and was active with The Council on Crime and Justice. Penny served as President of U of M Alumni Association, and as board member for many other organizations (YWCA, Tubman Center, Weisman Art Museum and several others). It was their conviction that individuals with life-threatening illness need not be defeated by their illness but can discover an expanded sense of self on a complementary healing path that gave birth to Pathways. As a founder, Penny enjoys the privilege of uninterrupted board service as did Mike.

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