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ICSI Staff

Executive Leadership 

David AbelsonDavid Abelson, MD

Prior to becoming president of 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


Craig AcombCraig Acomb, MS

Prior to being named CEO of ICSI in late 2016, Acomb served as Interim President and CEO following the retirement of Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD. He previously served  as its Chief Operating Officer and … Read More


Claire Neely

Claire Neely, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Claire S. Neely, MD, is responsible for leading ICSI’s evidence-based medicine work, including guidelines, and dissemination and implementation of projects. She served as the operations director for COMPASS (Care of… Read More


Lisa CarlsonLisa Carlson
Team Director

Lisa Carlson has over 25 years of experience working in health care, including the dental industry and at Group Health. In her time at ICSI, Carlson has held several positions, including Executive Assistant to Dr. Mosser... 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’s projects include health care guidelines, clinical decision support, and member relations. Hansen’s previous experience includes practice facilitation in the ambulatory clinic settings of primary care… 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, BSW
Team Director

Tani Hemmila works to advance initiatives in behavioral health integration, health care/community connections, learning communities and training workshops. Her projects include COMPASS, a collaborative care… Read More


Sarah Horst, MA
Project Manager/Health Care Consultant

Prior to joining ICSI, Sarah Horst was a performance improvement consultant at Optum working with local community health centers participating in the Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network… 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 Monkman is an Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Team Director with experience and expertise across the health care continuum in practice facilitation, motivational interviewing, and quality improvement implementation and measurement. Her work includes… 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 10 years, previously in the role of Technical Administrative Assistant. Before coming to ICSI, Staack worked… Read More


Updated 05/10/18