Open Arms of Minnesota


Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Open Arms of Minnesota, making policy and financial decisions that impact the organization’s current and future health. With the goal of long-term sustainability, the Board advances the mission of Open Arms through fiscal oversight, mindful resource allocation, sound strategic planning, and ethical governing decisions. Directors are also active fundraisers and community ambassadors for Open Arms.

Meet Our Board


Bonnie Alton

Retired, Former Great Harvest Owner

Duza Baba

Epidemiologist, UnitedHealth Group

Arthur (Art) Berman

Retired Corporate Treasurer and Nonprofit CEO

George Edmonson, M.D.

Retired, St. Paul Radiology
Andrew Gesell

Andrew Gesell

President, BankCherokee
Sunny Kaul

Sunny Kaul, M.D.

Chair, HPMG Cardiology & Chief of Staff-Past, Regions Hospital
Website Staff Photos (2023) (7)

Rod Larson

Retired, American Academy of Neurology

Elizabeth (Libby) Lincoln, J.D.

Retired, Park Nicollet Foundation

Peggy Ann-Theisen Malikowski

President, PM Marketing Consulting LLC

Aimee Pappenfus

System Director, Community Engagement and Impact, Allina Health
Chris Pelletier

Chris Pelletier

Retired, Senior Vice-President and General Manager Instant Issuance - Entrust
Website Staff Photos (2023) (26)

Nick Scheibel

Advisor, JNBA Financial Advisors
Kim Setter

Kim Setter

Director R&D, Post Consumer Brands
Krista Twesme

Krista Twesme, J.D.

Senior Vice President, Mortenson Construction
Vice Chair
Prat Verma

Prat Verma

Vice President, Innovation, UnitedHealth Group
End Of Year Giving Graphic

Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!