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Our board of directors brings together healthcare and business leaders to serve as responsible stewards of your charitable donations to Gundersen Health System. They oversee a competitive grant program that accelerates medical research, boosts medical education, enhances patient care and more.

From our chair

Stephen Shapiro, MD

Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in the work of Gundersen Medical Foundation. We’re fortunate we’re led by experienced and talented board members who volunteer their time and expertise to help bridge the historic legacy of Gundersen’s past into a vibrant future.

Throughout our history, Gundersen has been a leader in medical education and research as part of providing high-quality patient care. In fact, this innovative spirit has kept us at the forefront of medicine – a spirit that remains at the heart of our mission today.

Healthcare looks much different today than even 10 years ago. We face new financial challenges that our peers in the industry face as well. Yet, our rich history and commitment to excellent care gives us an edge in overcoming new challenges. Our board is working together to ensure we wisely use the donations we’re entrusted with to overcome these new challenges by prioritizing what’s best for the community.  

We are lucky to connect patients to our medical research programs that offer more pathways to treatment. We have an edge over other health systems whose provider shortages are much greater than ours because we train tomorrow’s doctors and keep many of them after graduation from our Medical Education residency and fellowship programs. We are fortunate to have the resources to support local needs of Gundersen Health System with equipment purchases, patient programs and education opportunities for staff.

I wear two hats at Gundersen: surgeon and chair of the foundation board. This positionality gives me a front row seat to witness the incredible ways gifts to the foundation are put to work to benefit our patients. Our board continues to do incredible work to ensure all donations made to the foundation stay local – even after our merger with Bellin Health System - and are dedicated to areas with the biggest impact.  

We look forward to partnering with you as we grow and sustain our outstanding education, research and patient care programs and services.

Thank you for being our partners in philanthropy.


Stephen Shapiro, MD, Chief Medical Foundation Officer Chair


Leadership & board members

Stephen Shapiro, MD, chair

Chief medical foundation officer, Gundersen

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Lynnetta Kopp, vice chair

Retired executive director, Coulee Region RSVP

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Mike Binsfeld, treasurer

Chief operations officer, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. 

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Kathy Wieser, secretary

Community volunteer

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Kelley Bahr, MD, Medical Executive Committee liaison

Family Medicine, Gundersen

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Jerry Arndt

Retired senior vice president, Gundersen

Christopher Born, MD

Retired ophthalmologist, Gundersen

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Praveen Chopra

Chief information officer, Gundersen 

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Dustin Cunningham, CFP

Relationship manager/business development, TrustPoint

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Trey Folkers, MD

Gastroenterology, Gundersen

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Mary Ann Gschwind

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration


Benjamin Jarman, MD

General Surgery, vice president of Medical Education 

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Jennifer Kleven, MD, MPH, FAAP

Chief of medical and clinical staff, Gundersen

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Darla Krzoska, JD

Attorney, Bosshard Parke Ltd. 

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Tom Koster

Manager, Dairy Queen, Onalaska, Wis.

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Todd Mahr, MD

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Gundersen

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Greg Marso, CPA, MBT

Partner, JRM CPAs

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Leah Reimann, MD

 Retired pediatrician, Gundersen

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Lori Rosenstein, MD

Hematology/Oncology Program director, Gundersen


Chip Schilling

President, Schilling Supply Co. 

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Thanks to generous donations, we’re making a real difference in the health of our community—now and for future generations.

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