2021 Pathways Board Members
Pam Lampert currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Pohlad organization, whom she's been with 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.
Other Board Members
Michele Anderson, DNP, PMHNP, E-RYT is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, working in a local emergency room. Michele holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota, a Masters from Augsburg College, and a Bachelors of Science from University of Minnesota. Michele is deeply passionate about the mental health of birthing individuals and their partners, and has devoted herself to the support of perinatal mental health care in Minnesota. Michele has been teaching yoga and leading gong meditations for more than 10 years, and she has also completed all levels through certification in Healing Touch. Michele, her husband, and her daughter live in Minneapolis, and enjoy spending time with their many pets.
Dee Baskin, JD (she/they) is a communicator, educator, advocate, queer person of color, and Executive Director of Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (a nonprofit that helps dedicated public interest attorneys throughout the state repay their student loans). Dee is also passionate about equitable and accessible health care, and volunteers weekly as a Pranic Healer to provide free healings to those in need. In addition to Pathways, Dee serves as a board or committee member for several local and national organizations, including Ballet Co. Laboratory, Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), and the Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation. Dee's educational background includes a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a Bachelor’s in English and Public Relations from the University of Indianapolis.
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 board in a variety of capacities including as past board chair where she helped spearhead and launch the first successful fundraiser event. Familiar with integrative medicine from a provider’s viewpoint as a first degree Reiki practitioner as well as from a client perspective for providing a supportive and calming healing environment. She is a freelance interior designer, community activist, avid cook 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.
Aurea Gerard, M.MSC is a Philanthropic Advisor at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, the largest community foundation in the state of Minnesota. In her role, she assists donors to achieve their short and long term philanthropic goals by helping them discover or clarify their values, interest, and charitable vision. She is a 21/64 Certified Advisor which makes her an expert in fundraising, donor engagement, family philanthropy, family dynamics and engaging the next generation. She joined the foundation in 2012. In addition to her decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, especially in the areas of fundraising, project management and development, Aurea is also a Holistic Energy Healing Practitioner and runs a small practice. Aurea studied at the University of Saint Thomas and holds an associate and bachelor's degree in business administration and metaphysical science. She also holds a master’s degree in metaphysical science from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, AZ. In her free time, she shares her skills as a certified Reiki Master at Pathways. She’s been a committed volunteer since January 2012. Aurea also loves traveling with her spouse Terrance, exploring her creative side and spending time in nature. In addition to being a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, she is also an Integrated Energy Practitioner, VortexHealing® Practitioner and a Metaphysician.
Jenna Hobbs, PsyD, LP is a psychologist currently serving as clinical director for the Minnesota Clinic for Health and Wellness, an integrative clinic that she and her family launched in 2016. She is also the executive director of Health and Wellness Collaborative, a nonprofit clinic that will provide integrative care to address the mental and physical health needs of under served members of the community including those who have experienced trauma. Jenna and her husband, Donny, live near Minneapolis with their daughter and two pups and they love exploring together.
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.
Kristyn Mullin is currently the Vice President, Total Rewards for Allina Health leading delivery of compensation, benefits, well-being and employee health services and safety for 29,000 employees across 13 hospitals and over 60 medical clinics located in the states of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Until recently, Kristyn spent six years in a business partner role for the ambulatory division and then for the flagship hospital, Abbott Northwestern and the west region. Prior to that, Kristyn lead the benefits function where she transformed the company’s benefit programs, launched the first wellness program and created a benefits brand intended to encompasses it all, Be Fit. Kristyn is a graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Law. She began her legal career at Dorsey & Whitney as a litigator and then transitioned her focus to employee benefits. In 2004, Kristyn became the in-house benefits attorney for Allina where she broadened her expertise to include retirement plans and non-qualified plans for non-profit organizations and ultimately transitioned into Human Resources. Kristyn lives in Wayzata with her husband, Andrew Mullin, her two children, Walker and Paige, and two dogs Tico and Potter.
Valerie Ohanian, RS Hom, CCH is a Co-Founder and Senior Faculty of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. She has practiced classical homeopathy in Minneapolis for more than 35 years and has served on professional and non-profit boards including the International Council of Classical Homeopathy. Additionally, she has completed advanced training programs in shamanic practice and offers classes and programs in shamanism at Pathways.
Arti Prasad, MD, FACP, ABOIM is the Chair of Internal Medicine at Hennepin Health System (HHS), Minnesota’s premier level 1 trauma center and the largest county hospital. There she holds the Scott F. Davies Endowed Chair of Medicine position. Dr. Prasad is also a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Prasad came to Minnesota from the University of New Mexico (UNM) where she was a Professor of Internal Medicine and the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Integrative Medicine. Her interest in integrative and inter-culture health, inter-professional education, community engagement, and physician well-being led her to develop the UNM Center for Life, a center for patient care, learning, an community education. Dr. Prasad is working on growing and supporting integrative, interdisciplinary, and culturally inspired integrative health throughout the health system in partnership with the state, county, and community organizations to reduce health disparities and improve health equity in Minnesota.
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.
Ann L. Thompson is owner of Sage Communication. Founded in 1991, her firm has provided communication and marketing services to a variety of for profit and nonprofit organizations around the Twin Cities. Ann holds an M.A. in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a B.A. in communication from the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in St. Paul, MN. In addition to her professional work, she and her registered therapy dog, Leo the sheltie, volunteer (during non-Covid times) at Gillette Children’s Hospital and Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. She is a musician and singer-songwriter hobbyist and a registered ULCA minister.
Integrative Health Advisory Committee
Paul Erickson, MD
Courtney Baechler, MD, MS
Laurie Drill-Mellum, MD, MPH
Megan Ellingson, MHA
Henry Emmons, MD
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS
Carol Schoenecker, RN, CHTP
Carolyn Torkelson, MD
Sue Towey, APRN, CNS, MS, LP