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Our History

1928:  Dr. Ralph Knight at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis General Hospitals. 

1928:  Alice Anderson, CRNA was appointed Supervisor of Anesthetists.

1940:  Marth Lundgaard, CRNA named Supervisor of Anesthetists

1950:  Christine Furman, MD named Program Director 

1968:  Sanda J. Kilde, CRNA EdD appointed as Program Director

1970:  Mabel R. Wilson, CRNA appointed Associate Director.

1960:  Raymond Jung, CRNA appointed Assistant Director

1977:  Richard Schaffer, CRNA appointed Educational Director

1980:  Glen Ramsborg, CRNA appointed Clinical Director

1984:  Norman F. Paradise appointed Associate Director

1990:  Rebecca L. Madsen Gombkoto, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Associate Director

1991:  Vicky Hill, CRNA appointed Clinical Director

1996:  Rebecca L. Madsen Gombkoto, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Program Director

1997:  Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell appointed Didactic Director

1999:  Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA appointed Associate Director

2011:  Lisa Maw, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Associate Director

2015:  Andrew Johnson-Cowley, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Associate Director

2016 : Lisa Maw, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Program Director

2019:  Kari Urness appointed Administrative Assistant 

2020:  Travis Laffoon, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Associate Director

2021:  Beth Quaas, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Associate Director

2023:  Jordan Popp, CRNA appointed Program Faculty

2023:  Travis Laffoon, DNP, APRN, CRNA appointed Interim Program Director::

Program leadership history

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Shoreview, MN 55126

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