Ann Nyakundi, MHA, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Ann Nyakundi is a leader driven toward excellence in public health administration. Her experience is grounded in advanced education at the University of St. Thomas (MN), University of Michigan, and University of Minnesota where she earned her MHA. Key roles in her early career saw her conducting health research in China, reviewing grants with the MN Dept. of Health, and raising over $4M to support populations through both corporate and nonprofit philanthropy. As a health systems manager, Nyakundi led programs at the American Cancer Society and Hennepin Health Systems, the safety net clinic and hospital system for Hennepin County, MN, population 1.26M. Nyakundi’s strengths are in leadership and change management. As the CEO of United Family Medicine, she is steering the organization to increased efficiency, financial resiliency, and above all, service to patients in our community.
Thomas Zachery, MA, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Zachary is a finance professional with over 30 years of finance leadership experience including 15 years in healthcare leadership roles encompassing finance, revenue cycle management, ACO development and value based contracting, process improvement, and strategic business and revenue development. He has been instrumental with the development of innovative programs that align alternative payment models integrating services provided by community-based organizations with health plans and providers addressing population health outcomes while improving health equity in underserved populations. As Chief Financial Officer at United Family Medicine, Zachary’s focus on community based healthcare is leading the organization toward growth and positive impact for the communities we serve. Zachary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting, Master’s Degree in Non-profit Management, and has achieved ABD status in a Doctorate of Public Administration from Hamline University.
Sarah Torres, MHA, Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Torres is a healthcare administrator with deep experience developing programs and clinic systems that serve underinsured or underserved populations. As a clinic manager she developed and implemented strategic plans and quality improvement programs resulting in increased patient visits, higher patient experience scores, and improved diabetes outcomes. While serving as Hennepin Healthcare System’s Clinic Development Manager, Torres launched a six-clinic system of outpatient practices, driving healthcare into the communities where patients live and work. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, Torres brings that deep experience to bear on communities in St. Paul, notably implementing a team-based care model to increase efficiencies and patient volumes, as well as expanding dental services at United Family Medicine. Highly regarded among healthcare executives, Torres is a guest lecturer and speaker at conferences nationwide.
David Bucher, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Timothy Rumsey, MD, Visionary Leader
Phuong-Giang Pham, DDS, Director of Dental
Riley E. Karbon, Director of Advancement
Maggie Kilpatrick, Director of Human Resources