Contact the Office of Performance Improvement

651-201-3880 |

Office of Performance Improvement
Minnesota Dept. of Health

625 Robert Street N - PO Box 64975
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0975
Phone: 651-201-3880
Fax: 651-201-5099

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OPI Staff


Debra Burns Director 651-201-3873
LuAnne McNichols Assistant Director 651-201-5566
Liz Arita Office & Administrative Support 651-201-3890

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Chelsie Huntley Supervisor 651-201-3882
Susan Brace-Adkins QI Planner (Local) 651-201-3875
Megan Drake-Pereyra QI Planner 651-201-3640
Stephanie Lenartz QI Planner (State) 651-201-4141

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Chelsie Huntley Supervisor 651-201-3882
Kim Gearin Research Scientist 651-201-3884
Beth Gyllstrom Research Scientist 651-201-4072
Kerri Sawyer Research Scientist 651-201-3879

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LuAnne McNichols Supervisor 651-201-5566
Julia Ashley Metro PHN Consultant 651-201-3867
Linda Bauck Todd Central PHN Consultant 320-223-7344
Wendy Kvale NW PHN Consultant 218-308-2116
Brenda Menier W Central PHN Consultant 218-332-5156
Mary Orban SW PHN Consultant 507-206-2733

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Allison Thrash Supervisor 651-201-3864

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Allison Thrash Supervisor 651-201-3864
Phyllis Brashler Community Health Planner 651-201-3877
Becky Buhler Community Health Planner 651-201-5795
Allison Hawley March Communications 651-201-5097
Peggy Malinowski Events and Logistics 651-201-3878
Becky Sechrist QI Planner 651-201-3883

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Debra Burns Supervisor 651-201-3873
Dorothy Bliss Assessment and Planning 651-201-3871
Marcus Howard Student Worker 651-201-3938
Jodi Nelson Health in All Policies 651-201-4972
Jeannette Raymond Comm. Engagement Specialist 651-201-3885