Staff And Board

Jeana Peinovich

Lend A Hand Up Director

Jeana is responsible for the success and expansion of Lend A Hand Up, which supports volunteer efforts to raise funds for individuals and families experiencing hardship due to a medical issue, loss of life, or other traumatic event. Prior to the program’s launch in 2008, Jeana served as the Outreach Coordinator for DMF’s Covering Kids & Families Initiative. Jeana joined the Foundation in 2003.

Alexandra Rasmussen

Lend A Hand Up Operations Coordinator

Alex manages administrative processes, web logistics, special projects, and helps champions host successful Lend A Hand Up online fundraisers. She joined the team in 2023.

J. Patrick Traynor

Executive Director of Dakota Medical and Impact Foundations

Pat plans, supervises, and directs Foundation operations under the general direction of the board of directors utilizing the Carver Model of Board Governance. He serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the DMF board of directors. He also serves as Executive Director of Impact Foundation and previously served as the Executive Director and CEO of the ND Workers Compensation Bureau and practiced law in Fargo, ND. Pat joined the Foundation in 2000.

Advisory Board

Stephanie Astrup
Jason Boutwell

Pro Resources

Barbra Brookshire, O.D.

Eyecare Associates

Julene Brown, RN

Essentia Health

Brian Haugen

Bell Bank

Peter Hovey

Morgan Stanley

Peter Jacobson

Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center

Sindy Keller

Brandt Holdings

Jessica Kuhn, DNP

IMA Healthcare

Diane Miller

Cass County Social Services

Jane Skalsky

Retired, Essentia Health

Jennifer Thompsonn

H. A. Thompson

*Not pictured: Kristi Persons (Gate City Bank)