Meet our Team

 Felix-01Felix 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-01Char Baum [Program Associate]

Coordinates Knowledge Bank
Coordinates advanced practice clinician tracking
Updates website and blog

Willie-01Willie Braziel [Operations Manager]

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

Julie-01Julie Cole [GME Accreditation Manager]

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

                                         Monica Hoeppner [Executive Assistant]

Monic-01Provides confidential administrative support
Assists in developing relationships with internal and external partners
Assists Felix Ankel and Michelle Noltimier


Jennifer F-01Jennifer Feekan [Librarian]


Kelly Frisch, MD [Chief of Clinical Learning]

Responsible for maintaining Institutional Accreditation
Leads faculty development and communication
Represents Regions Hospital as Graduate Medical Education Committee Chair


Jacqueline L-01Jacqueline Linn [Librarian] 

Provides literature searches and access to articles for the physicians and staff of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Teaches searching skills and RefWorks

Michelle-01Michelle 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 Web-01Allie 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

Mary W-01Mary Witenbreer [Head Librarian]

Devon web-01Devon Yocum [Program Associate]

Coordinates the Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency and Hand Surgery Fellowship


Prat Bhandari [Communications Associate]

Provides communications support to the OHPE team




Zandra Johnson [Multi Media Specialist]




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