Our Leadership

Executive leadership team


Stella Whitney-West
Chief Executive Officer

Sherrie Simpson
Planning, Communication
and Engagement

Julie Nielsen, PhD
Innovation Group Director



Kevin L. Gilliam II, MD
Medical Director

Rahshana Price-Isuk, MD
Clinical Services Director

Michael Brooks, DDS
Dental Director
Deirdre A. Golden, PhD
Behavioral Health Director
Brian Bergs
Chief Financial Officer
Charles Morrison
Chief Information Officer
Elissa Drake
Human Resources Liaison


Human Services

Kimberly Spates
Chief Operations Officer

Dienner Lazo
Director of Finance and Operations
Cynthia Micolichek
Human Resources Director

Linda Bryant
Director of Programs and Services

Community Board

The NorthPoint Community Board governs oversees, sets strategic direction and establishes policies and procedures to ensure the effective operation of the organization. The majority of the board members must be patients or participants of NorthPoint. This important partnership between Hennepin County and the Community Board sets a new precedent for co-ownership of resources and assets in the community.

Community Board Members
Juan Jackson - Chair
Tina Nguyen - Treasurer
Sylvia Andrews - Secretary
Atum Azzahir
Charles Caldwell
Irene Fernando
Seakh Menheer
Beverly Propes
Rafaela Salido
Jeff Washburne
Kevin Wright

Board members:  Access the SharePoint Workspace here