Board & Staff

Children's Surgery International's Board of Directors consists of individuals who represent an array of professional sectors from medicine to business. We believe such variety in expertise helps CSI maintain its versatility as an organization, and allows us to consider various aspects of our growth and development as we strive to, essentially, "work ourselves out of a job."

Board of Directors

Tom Fansler

Tom Fansler, MBA

CSI Board Chairman


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George J. Steiner

George J. Steiner

CSI Board Treasurer

Maj Gen USAR (Ret.)

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John Hehre

John Hehre

COO, Northern Metal Fab, Inc.

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Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson, RN

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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Lora Stege Koppel

Lora Stege Koppel, RN

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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Tim Lander

Tim Lander, M.D.

Pediatric Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric ENT Associates, Minneapolis, MN

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Sally Lannin

Sally Lannin

President, MBA Strategies

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Melanie McCall

Melanie McCall

Marketing & Communications

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Conrad Nguyen

Conrad Nguyen

Business Manager, 3M

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Lynn Randall

Lynn Randall, CRNA

Gillette Children's Hospital

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Linda Sedgwick

Linda Sedgwick, RN, CPNP

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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Jim Sidman

Jim Sidman, M.D.

Medical Director of Children’s ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

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Norie Wilson

Norie Wilson, RN

Community-University Health Care Center

Medical Director

George J. Steiner

David Tetzlaff, MD

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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CSI has only one paid employee, Sue Baysden. Sue's major is role is to coordinate mission trips, make itinerary arrangements, facilitate the collection and shipment of supplies to various mission sites and serve as the point person for all trip planning and communication. She also assists with the CSI's Annual Gala, and organizes the team of volunteers who plan and execute CSI's largest annual fundraising event.

Sue Baysden

Sue Baysden


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