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Graduate Program Panel

Date: September 27, 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

Location: Zoom


A panel representing a variety of different graduate degree programs will share about their different programs, how their degree has helped them in their career, and answer a variety of questions to help anyone considering a graduate degree understand more about their options.


Melissa Fradette

Executive Director
CentraCare System CNO

Melissa Fradette is the Executive Director, System Chief Nursing Officer for CentraCare. Her previous professional experiences include eighteen years in Critical Care nursing and a Magnet Program Director. Melissa has Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biomedical Science from St. Cloud State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education from Walden University. Melissa has a passion for change management, process improvement and nursing excellence. She is an active leader in numerous professional organizations, community boards, and volunteer activities.


Ann Guyott

Director of Operations & Director of SCRIBE SERVICES
Emergency Care Consultants, P.A.

Ann Guyott is the Director of Operations for Emergency Care Consultants, P.A. She is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations, including strategic planning, revenue cycle management, payer relationships, process improvement, and recruitment and hiring.

She joined the TRUST in late 2020 as an opportunity to connect and collaborate with both TRUST members as well as members of the greater health care community . She currently serves on the Programming Committee where she enjoys developing events for members to learn from and network with other health care leaders.

Ann earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and recently graduated this past May from the University of St. Thomas with a MBA. She is passionate about health care and leadership development, especially cultivating and supporting leaders early in their careers.

She lives in Carver with her husband, Jeff. She has three daughters, Taylor (21), Cecilia (7), and Aria (5). During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, being active with running and biking, listening to a podcast, and enjoying a nice, hot cup of coffee.


Ellie Hallen

Director of Operations
Allina Integrated Medical Network [AIMN]

Ellie Hallen joined Allina Health in 2015 as an Administrative Fellow, becoming Allina’s Neuroscience Program and Operations Manager for the following 5 years. After serving as project manager for Allina’s value-based contracting efforts with BCBS MN, she has now been serving as Director, Population Health for over two years, building the capabilities required for achieving success in Allina Health’s population health strategy. In 2021, Ellie took on additional responsibility as Director of Operations, Allina Integrated Medical Network, as well as Program Director for Allina’s Health-Related Social Needs program. Ellie received a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2015, and an undergraduate degree from Boston College in Economics and Psychology in 2012.


Molly Jacques

Sr. Director, Specialty Care Ring
Hennepin Healthcare

Molly Jacques is Sr. Director of Clinic Operations at Hennepin Health Care overseeing daily operations for various primary, medicine specialty , and surgical practices within a new clinic and specialty center. She has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry working in the medical device industry, health care consulting , and for the last 10 years in clinic operations. Molly has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota with a focus in health care administration/policy and a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of St. Benedict with an undergraduate degree in Communication. She reside s in Lakeville, MN with her family including husband and two teenage children. They enjoy attending various sporting and community events , and cooking for family and friends.


Joy Plamann


Joy Plamann, DNP, MBA, RN, BC, is Senior Vice President for Central Operations and President for St. Cloud Hospital. Dr. Plamann started her career with CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital in 1995. She has previously served in the roles of Vice President Acute Care/St. Cloud Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Section Director, Hospital Medicine, Care Center Director, Department Director, Core Charge Nurse, Staff Development Nurse and Charge Nurse.

Dr. Plamann received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a HealthCare MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Health System and Executive Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.


**This event is opened to everyone!

Thank you to our TRUST 2022 Corporate Sponsors: UnitedHealth Group | UnitedHealthcare | Optum,

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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