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ICSI Staff

Executive Leadership 


Claire Neely

Claire Neely, MD
President & CEO 

Claire S. Neely, MD, FAAP has been a healthcare leader for more than three decades, and instrumental in driving transformational change within healthcare organizations and across the healthcare industry throughout her career. Along with her work as a leader, manager and strategist for ICSI and other major healthcare organizations, Dr. Neely maintained a thriving practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine for over thirty years. She is known not only her expertise in managing, influencing and driving continuous quality improvement within healthcare, but also for her ability to successfully lead organizations during accelerated periods of dramatic change. Read More


David AbelsonDavid Abelson, MD
Executive Advisor

Prior to coming to ICSI in late 2016, Dr. Abelson was the Senior Executive Vice President of HealthPartners and the CEO of Park Nicollet Health Services. In these roles… Read More


Lisa CarlsonLisa Carlson
Team Director

Lisa Carlson is a Director at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). She has over 25 years of health care experience, including working in the dental industry and at Group Health.... Read More 


Jodie Dvorkin, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director

Jodie Dvorkin, MD, MPH is the Associate Medical Director for the  Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Prior to joining ICSI, Dr. Dvorkin worked at the American… Read More


Senka HadzicSenka Hadzic, MPH
Clinical Systems Improvement Facilitator

Senka Hadzic facilitates the revision of health care guidelines, and provides measurement and data analysis education and support for various other projects. Senka holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University…  Read More 


Audrey HansenAudrey Hansen, BSN, MA, PMP
Project Manager/Health Care Consultant

Audrey Hansen is an Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Health Care Consultant/ Project Manager.  She brings over 40 years of clinical expertise in every aspect of healthcare…Read More

Carla Heim

Carla Heim
Project Manager/Health Care Consultant

Carla Heim currently works on the Minnesota State Innovation Model (SIM) Practice Facilitation grant project. She recently worked on COMPASS, a collaborative care management model for improving depression… Read More 

Tani HemmilaTani Hemmila, MS
Team Director

Tani Hemmila is a Director at ICSI leading the MN Health Collaborative mental health initiative. With a background in macro social work… Read More


Sarah Horst, MA
Project Manager/Health Care Consultant

Sarah Horst is a health care consultant at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI).  She leads ICSI Workshop, the training center at ICSI offering courses on… Read More  


Liz Melby

Liz Melby, MLIS
Executive Assistant

Elizabeth Melby (known as Liz) supports ICSI’s President & CEO, and other staff. She also supports the Board of Directors and is responsible for planning and execution of those meetings. Melby has been with ICSI for… Read More


Jeyn Monkman

Jeyn Monkman, MA, BSN, NE-BC
Team Director

Jeyn L. Monkman, MA, BSN, NE-BC is a Director at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) with experience and expertise across the health care continuum in practice facilitation, motivational interviewing, and quality improvement implementation and measurement… Read More


Patty Staack

Patty Staack
Senior Administrative Assistant

Patty Staack helps staff with projects, and plans and schedules workshops and meetings. She has been at ICSI for 13 years, previously in the role of Technical Administrative Assistant. Before coming to ICSI, Staack worked… Read More


Updated 12/06/18