Health Sector Leaders Consortium


2023 Featured Speakers:

Michelle Archambault, RN, BSN, PHN

Director, Healthcare Markets - Genentech

Michelle is a passionate leader with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Holding a nursing degree from Minnesota State University; she has held multiple positions in direct patient care and in leadership, including training, marketing and account management. In her current role as a Healthcare Director with Genentech, she is responsible for Genentech’s portfolio of products which includes over 40 medicines that impact the lives of people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, retinal disease, asthma, stroke and rare diseases. She serves as a Genentech Health Equity Ambassador which aligns to her commitment to learning, partnering and finding solutions to ensure equitable healthcare for all.  In her free time, she enjoys music, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Andrew Danielsen

Chair, Ventures - Mayo Clinic

Andrew J. Danielsen serves as chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures in the Department of Business Development at Mayo Clinic, where he oversees the licensing, technology development, venture investment and business development functions. Collectively, these groups work to identify, develop and commercialize Mayo Clinic intellectual property. These activities generated over $100 million in revenue for Mayo Clinic in 2020.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Ventures in 2002, Mr. Danielsen conducted research at Mayo Clinic where he worked to identify therapeutic targets in breast and ovarian cancer.

Mr. Danielsen serves on several committees throughout Mayo Clinic, including the Executive Subcommittee of the Medical-Industry Relations Committee. He is also a member of multiple groups responsible for funding innovative new technologies or startup companies, including the Mayo Clinic Venture Fund Investment Committee, the Discovery Translation Program, and the Department of Business Development Investment Committee.

Mr. Danielsen received his B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his M.S. in molecular biology from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Brett Edelson

CEO - UnitedHealthcare of MN, ND & SD

Brett Edelson has been with UnitedHealthcare since 2005. He currently serves as CEO for UnitedHealthcare of MN, ND & SD, where he leads the team serving 900,000 members across these states. Prior to this role, Brett worked in national leadership positions across UnitedHealthcare, including as Senior Vice President of its Community & State (Medicaid) business, where he led teams focused on Product, Consumer Experience, Strategic Planning, Dual Special Needs Plans and Medicaid proposal development.

Earlier in his career, Brett worked in the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting where he advised clients on strategy and business performance. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, M.S. in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Brett has served on the Board of Directors for the Science Museum of Minnesota, Hennepin Health Foundation, Close Gaps by 5, American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer and has been a mentor through Techstars and MBOLD.

Tenbit Emiru, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer - UCare

Joining UCare as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in 2022, Tenbit Emiru, MD, PhD, MBA, brings a passion for improving health outcomes for underserved and historically marginalized communities. Dr. Emiru leads the Medical Director, Clinical Services, Care Coordination, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, Pharmacy, Population Health and Quality Management departments. She plays a key role in driving the strategic direction for the entire organization.

From 2016 to 2022, Dr. Emiru was a Critical Care Neurologist at Hennepin Healthcare (formerly HCMC) in Minneapolis, where she also was the system’s Chief of Neurology. In that role, she led a multi-disciplinary team of providers and operational leaders in transforming the delivery of care in the neurosciences. Additionally, Dr. Emiru was a member of Hennepin’s Senior Strategy Team and a member of the Hennepin Healthcare Finance and Audits/Compliance Committee of the Board. Prior to Hennepin Healthcare, Dr. Emiru was a Medical Director for HealthPartners/Regions Hospital.

Dr. Emiru was named a “Top Doctor” by Minnesota Monthly in 2018 and 2020, and among the “Top Docs and Rising Stars” by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2017 and 2018. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and CHC (Creating Healthy Communities). 

Dr. Emiru earned her PhD in Psychology and MD from the University of Minnesota. She also holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jenny Ramseth

Chief Product Officer, Best Buy Health - Best Buy Co. Inc.

Jenny Ramseth is the chief product officer of Best Buy Health for Best Buy Co. Inc., leading the product management, research, design and marketing teams. She is responsible for delivering valuable products and experiences that enable care in the home and help people live better, healthier, more independent lives.

Jenny has over fifteen years of health technology experience leading product, strategy, and innovation teams. She is passionate about deeply understanding what people need and building collaborative teams to co-create solutions that make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

Prior to joining Best Buy Health, Jenny was at Medtronic where she focused on cardiovascular disease management, diagnostics and monitoring. Jenny has a bachelors degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

Megan Remark, MHA, MBA

Sr. Vice President, HealthPartners - President, Regions Hospital

Megan Remark has more than 30 years of experience working in health care. As an officer of HealthPartners, Megan is president of Regions Hospital, a 550+ bed Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center committed to serving all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Megan also has accountability as the president of the Regions Hospital Foundation, and regional responsibility for four HealthPartners hospitals located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Regions Hospital takes its role as a community leader seriously and partners with others to improve health and well-being. Megan has made community service a priority throughout her career. Her areas of focus include education and workforce development, affordable housing, and a focus on building trust in the community through her work on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Megan serves on several community boards, including The St. Paul Downtown Alliance and CommonBond (affordable housing). Megan also prioritizes mentoring the next generation of health care leaders through the University of Minnesota Masters Program in Health Administration.

Megan has been recognized as a leader in the Twin Cities community. She received the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 award and was also recognized as an industry leader by the same publication. Megan was recognized by the Girl Scouts as a Woman of Distinction in 2015 and received the Community Builder award from Northern Star Scouting in 2020. She has been recognized often as one of the top 500 leaders in Minnesota and in 2023 was recognized for her leadership by the Women's Health Leadership trust.

Megan received her undergraduate degree in political science and public administration at the University of Utah. She has an MHA from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management.

Megan is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has lived in the Twin Cities since 1989 and is married with two children.