National Advisory Board


The purpose of the Wellbeing National Advisory Board (NAB) is to assist the coordinator of the Wellbeing Initiative, the Wellbeing Roundtable, and the College with:

  • Strategic planning
  • Program development for both on and off constituents
  • Profile raising
  • Fund raising

Scott Gilyard ‘83, President at UnitedHealth Group Division and Express-Scripts, Inc. and inaugural Chair of the Wellbeing National Advisory Board

Wellbeing National Advisory Board Members include:

  • Pete Bissonette ’77, President at Learning Strategies, Inc.
  • Katie Bell ’97, Vice President at Gallup Corporation
  • Stephen Bennett, PsyD, LP, Associate Dean of Students and Coordinator of the Gustavus Wellbeing Initiative at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Catherine Byers-Breet, Owner of Arbez
  • Robert Christenson ’58, Catered Wellness, LLC.
  • Patrick Clark ’13, Recent Graduate and Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Kristin Vickers Douglas, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Nathan Dungan, Owner of Share Save Spend
  • Jenny Evans, Consultant at PowerHouse Performance Coaching
  • Randy Farrow ’83, President and CEO at Mankato Clinic
  • Robert Gazzola ’83, M.D. at Mankato Clinic and Gustavus Adolphus College Medical Director
  • Brita Gilyard ’11, Recent Gustavus Adolphus College Graduate and Practicing R.N.
  • Christine Grotjohn ’09, Manager of Training and Development at UnitedHealth Group
  • Darrell Jodock, PhD, Gustavus Adolphus College Religion Professor Emeritus
  • Craig Johnson ‘69, Interim Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
  • Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, Director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota
  • Bill Manahan, M.D., Health Care Consultant
  • Mara Melum, Owner and Leadership Consultant at Minerva Institute
  • David Moen, M.D. and President at Bluestone Solutions
  • Jo Nord ’85, Family Physician at the University of Wisconsin
  • Keith Roberts, Vice President pf Wellbeing and Optum at UnitedHealth Group
  • Nico Pronk, PhD, Vice President at JourneyWell and Health Partners
  • Troy Shafer ’94, Director of Student Health and Wellness at Saint Cloud State University
  • Jayne Sommers ’02, PhD Candidate (Higher Education) and Research Assistant at the University of Minnesota
  • Rev. Joel Wiberg ’60, Retired Pastor and Counselor
  • Barbara Larson Taylor ’93, Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Gustavus Adolphus College