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Welcome to the new Care Providers of Minnesota team members!

Patti Cullen, CAE
By Patti Cullen, CAE  |  November 3, 2023  |  All members

It has been while since Care Providers of Minnesota has had to fill staff positions, especially those positions where staff spend a great deal of time with external stakeholders, so we appreciate your patience as we carefully considered applicants and/or recruited people we felt would fit our team, bring needed experience to their positions, and continue to provide the stellar customer service our members expect.  

The first position we filled is our senior director of advocacy. With Toby Pearson moving to the president/CEO position at the end of the year, we sought to find a lobbyist with experience at the Capitol, especially in the health and human services arena. We are pleased to announce that Angela Garin started in that role on October 30, 2023. Angela has spent her entire lobbying career focusing on health and human services and advocating for providers and the people they serve. Angela has a strong track record of success in building relationships with elected officials and folks in state agencies and is skilled at developing and implementing effective advocacy campaigns. Stop by and introduce yourself at the convention!

The second key position we have filled is our director of regulatory services, which is a new position, reflecting our need to divide up some of the duties filled by our colleague Doug Beardsley. This position will focus on state and federal regulatory issues for nursing facilities and working with Michaun Shetler from our team on assisted living licensure/regulatory issues. We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Bollig, currently the director of assisted living and education with the Board of Executives of Long-Term Services & Supports (BELTSS), will be starting in this position on November 30! It was important that we hire someone in this position who had operational experience, and Rebecca certainly fits that criterion, with over 20 years of operational experience, as a licensed nursing home administrator and licensed health services executive license managing small to large scale communities. Rebecca’s knowledge of regulatory compliance and understanding of the importance of collaborative work will position her well for both external meetings with stakeholders and internal customer service response to members with regulatory issues. 

Patti Cullen, CAE  |  President/CEO  |  |  952-851-2487


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