Sep/Oct
2013

Kathryn Lombardo, M.D.

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President, Board of Governors Chair and Department of Psychiatry Physician, Olmsted Medical Center

Hometown: Brookings, South Dakota

Age: 53

Family: Husband, Phil; sons, Christopher and Matthew; and daughter-in-law, Nadia

Roots: I grew up in South Dakota. My dad was a physician and had a family practice in Brookings.

A Confident Start: My parents encouraged me to do whatever I wanted to do. It was never implied that my choices should be based on my gender. As a child, I was with my dad many times when he went to the hospital. I always thought I would be a physician, too. They always supported that.

 

May/Jun
2013

Judy Hvamstad

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Vice President, Administrative Officer and Human Resources Coordinator, Premier Bank Leadership Greater Rochester, Class of 2013

Hometown: Blue Earth, Minnesota

Age: 47

Family: Husband, Scott; daughter, Erin; son-in-law, Casey; and a grandchild on the way.

Starting Out: I earned my bachelor's degree in business from the University of Minnesota in Waseca. Since then, I’ve worked in human resources. I love working with people.

Making Others a Priority: I’m blessed to have the opportunity to interact with a large variety of terrific people every day from employees, managers, partners, customers and tenants to people in the community. I value each relationship.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Ivy Petersen, M.D.

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ivy-petersenAssociate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Volunteer, American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Hometown: Medina, Ohio

Age: 53

Family: Husband, Mark; children, Roy, Peggy and foreign exchange student Léonie

Cancer fighter: I’m a radiation oncologist. The areas I focus on in my practice are breast cancer, gynecologic cancers and sarcomas. Radiation oncology? We use radiation to treat cancer.

Vital support: Patients usually need radiation therapy every day for weeks. Obviously, it is a difficult period for them. But it can also be a time that, as medical professionals, we can be a very important source of support, and that’s powerful.

 

0043Hometown: Albert Lea, Minn.

Age: 43

Family: Husband, Kevin; cats, Lucy and Ricky

Career path: I’ve been in the hospitality industry for most of my career. I started in hotels, working the front desk, night audit, concierge, housekeeping, everything I could. I kept moving, trying different roles, and ended up in a catering position at a Minneapolis venue. That’s how I got into meeting planning.

Today’s work: I plan continuing medical education courses nationally and internationally for physicians and other health care professionals. Typically, I do 8 to 10 courses a year and, along with the course directors, I manage all aspects of the events, from the course concepts at the beginning to the evaluations after it’s over, and everything in between.

 

0045Hometown: Rochester, Minn.

Age: 55

Family: Husband, Tom; children, Blake, Meghan and Sean; three grandchildren, with two more on the way.

Wealth of experience: I started at Mayo Clinic as a lab technician and was in laboratory medicine for 23 years. During those years, I supervised the phlebotomy lab, was a training and education coordinator and the hospital clinical lab supervisor. In 1999, I moved to performance management in finance where I worked on process improvement and mentoring. About a year and a half ago, I began working with quality management services supporting the division of Cardiology.

 

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