Felix Ankel, MD [Vice President and Executive Director]

Provides leadership and direction for Health Professional Education
Provides strategic planning
Connects with schools and care delivery


Char Baum [Program Associate]

Coordinates Knowledge Bank
Coordinates advanced practice clinician tracking


Willie Braziel [Operations Manager]

Oversees Daily GME Operations
Plans and Organizes New Resident Orientation
Serves as ECFMG Designated Official


Julie Cole [GME Accreditation Manager]

Serves as program/institution accreditation resource
Administrates New Innovations RMS
Manages medical education-related projects


Monica Hoeppner [Executive Assistant]

Provides confidential administrative support
Assists in developing relationships with internal and external partners
Assists Felix Ankel and Michelle Noltimier



Kelly Frisch, MD [Chief of Clinical Learning]

Supports graduate and medical student education across HealthPartners, including trainees and faculty
Partners with clinical and operational leaders to support the Clinical Learning Environment
Chairs the HealthPartners Graduate Medical Education Committee



Michelle Noltimier, RN [Director or AP/NP Graduate Programs]

Directs clinical training provided for PA/NP graduate students
Maintains relationships with hospitals, clinics, schools and students
Manages budget for advanced practice clinician training



Allie Rengel [Program Associate]

Coordinates Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Anesthesiology University of Minnesota training at Regions Hospital
Assists Kelly Frisch, MD



Cecily Spencer [Operations and Development Manager]

Supports operations, planning, strategy and initiatives
Connects with department leaders for budget development
Provides strategic planning for web and social media



Devon Yocom [Program Associate]

Coordinates the Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency and Hand Surgery Fellowship




Prat Bhandari [Communications Associate]

Provides communications support to the OHPE team

Updates website and blog






Zandra Taylor [Multi Media Specialist]

Provides video production and graphic design support