Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of two new board members to the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Administrators. Nathan J. Johnson is currently the Administrator at Ecumen-North Branch; North Branch, Minnesota. This campus has 68 skilled beds, 71 Assisted Living Units, and 32 HUD Housing Units. He is a 2010 graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and represents the non-profit administrator on the board. Mr. Johnson’s nomination read that ‘he has a strong perspective of a younger administrator who will pursue policies that continue to make this a highly sought after profession for future generations’. Mr. Johnson replaces Kyle Nordine, Northfield who served on the board for eight years.
Marilyn Reierson, Savage, is a public member replacing Christine Rice, Lake Elmo. Ms. Reierson has a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Training and Development. She has been directly involved in multiple leadership programs with Stratis Health; including the CMS Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement national demonstration and the CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. Ms. Reierson enjoys volunteering in long term care facilities and improving elders lives in multiple volunteer opportunities.
Dr. Jane Pederson, MD of Woodbury, is the Director of Medical Affairs for Stratis Health in Bloomington. She also currently serves as the Medical Director for Optage in St. Paul. Pederson previously served as a Geriatrician for PartneringCare HealthPartners Senior Services. Pederson is a Board Member of the Minnesota Gerontological Society. She received a B.A. in Physics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, and an M.D. and M.S. (Health Services Research and Policy) from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Pederson is board certified in Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Geriatrics. She is appointed to the board position for a physician member and will serve a four-year term ending January 5, 2017. Pederson first joined the Board in 1996.
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