Current Board of Directors             Recent Board of Directors
                                                         Victoria Bomba Coifman (2009-2018)
                                                        Abby Dawkins (2009-2018)

Damon Anderson, CPA Melanie Ferris, MPH Anne R. Gearity, Ph.D. Edward H. Hamm Edward H. Hamm, Jr. Karen Nancekivell

Kelley O’Neill
Dina M. Rauker, Psy.D., LP Henry Stokman Mark Sundby, M.Div., Ph.D., LP Elizabeth L. Wittenberg, JD, LICSW

Damon Anderson, CPA

Mr. Anderson was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in June 2017. He was elected in May 2018 as Treasurer and serves on the Finance and Development Committee. Damon currently is the VP of Finance for AmesburyTruth, a leading international supplier of engineered components to the door and window industry.  From 2007 - 2015 Damon worked at Cargill, Inc. in two different roles; as the Chief Financial Officer/Controller of Global IT and previously as the Director of Standards & Policies and Financial Measures & Analysis. Prior to this Mr. Anderson was an auditor with Ernst and Young, LLP in Minneapolis and Germany. He received his Bachelor of Accountancy degree at the University of North Dakota and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been on the Board of Trustees and serves as the Treasurer of Voyageur Outward Bound Minnesota since 2008.


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Melanie Ferris, MPH

Ms. Ferris was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in June 2015. She is the Vice President of the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors and is a member of the Board Graduate Education and Research Committee.   Ms. Ferris is a Research Scientist at Wilder Research, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul, MN since 2006. She manages a portfolio of applied research and evaluation projects focused primarily in the areas of public health and children’s mental health. Melanie has worked with local nonprofit organizations, Foundations, county departments, and state agencies to conduct community needs assessments, process evaluations that focus on program implementation and system changes, and research projects that examine changes in individual outcomes and program impact. She is experienced using a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches, working within collaborative stakeholder groups, and assisting programs in using evaluation results to guide program improvement. Ms. Ferris has authored more than 50 research reports and briefs prepared through Wilder Research.

Before joining Wilder Research, Ms. Ferris worked for the National Alliance on Mental Illness informing legislators on mental health issues, and as a case coordinator for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Melanie is a member of the Health Impact Assessment Coalition 2013-present, appointed member of the Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel 2012-present, past participant in the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee, Mental Health workgroup 2012-13, past peer reviewer for the Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research in 2012, past member of the Bottineau Corridor Health Impact Assessment Advisory Committee 2011-2012, and past Co-chair of the Minnesota Public Health Association Policy and Advocacy Committee 2008-2012. Ms. Ferris earned her Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health in 2006, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN in 2000.

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Anne R. Gearity, Ph.D.

Dr. Gearity was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in September 2012. She is a member of the Board Graduate Education and Research Committee. She is a licensed clinical social worker, serving in private practice since 1987 in Minneapolis, MN and on the Community Faculty of the University of MN, School of Social Work teaching the Advanced Practice with Children and Adolescents since 1991 and the Advance Practice with Adults since 2010. Since 2010 she has taught Child Development Didactics at the University of MN, Child Psychiatry. Dr. Gearity was awarded Teacher of the Year 2010-2011 from the University of MN, and clinical supervisor for Fellows since 2010. Dr. Gearity is faculty and coordinator of Intervention sequence of the University of MN, IECMH certificate program. Since 1996 she has been a clinical consultant at the Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis, MN and since 2010 a consultant to early childhood special education programs at Wayzata, Hopkins and St. Louis Park school districts. Anne has presented several workshops: the MN Round Table, University of MN, Innovation for Children Welfare, Developmental Repair: applications for children in child welfare, published in 360/Child Welfare Review.

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Edward H. Hamm

Mr. Hamm is a member of the Hamm family and served on the board of the Hamm Foundation. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1995 and serves on the Governance Committee. Mr. Hamm currently resides in Hobe Sound, Florida.

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Edward H. Hamm, Jr.

Mr. Hamm is a member of the Hamm family, and joined the Board of Directors of Hamm Clinic in March 2007. He is a member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Hamm is the Vice President of Maxum Insurance. He has served on several boards, including The Northland Company, Maxum Indemnity, and Northern Star Foundation. Mr. Hamm received his History and History of Art Degree at Brown University and he currently resides in Hobe Sound, Florida.

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Karen Nancikivell

Ms. Nancekivell was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in January 2019 and serves on the Finance and Development Commitee. She has spent over two decades as Principal of The Nancekivell Group, a marketing communications firm whose client base consisted primarily of the Twin Cities Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Nancekivell directed the operations of the firm overseeing business development and significant growth, culminating in the sale of the agency to Padilla — one of the Twin Cities most prestigious public relations firms.

After a brief retirement, Ms. Nancekivell sought to contribute in the non-profit world where she served as Director of Operations for Children and Family Services at Lutheran Social Service with oversight for foster care and behavioral health programs.  She currently is an Operations Business Consultant primarily serving nonprofit clients. Her consulting work focuses on helping organizations create and implement process improvements and maximize staffing, resulting in operational efficiencies that allow for optimal use of limited financial resources. Additionally, Ms. Nancekivell has served as interim Executive Director while organizations recruit for a permanent staff position.


Ms. Nancekivell has served on the Board of Directors at Women’s Advocates, a domestic abuse shelter in St. Paul, and as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. She has also previously served as a Guardian Ad Litem for Hennepin County.


Ms. Nancekivell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University and has attended the University of St. Thomas MBA Program.

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Kelley O’Neill


Mr. O’Neill is among four of the Hamm family members who incorporated the Hamm Clinic in 1989. For several years he served on the Hamm Family Board of Directors for the Hamm Clinic. In 2005 Mr. O’Neill returned as a community Board Director of Hamm Clinic. Kelley began sheep farming in 1975 on his family farm and established Sheep Improvement Company in 1995 in Rushford, MN.


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Dina M. Rauker, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Rauker was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in December of 2014 and serves on Governance Committee. Dr. Rauker is a consulting psychologist with a human development and business perspective. She received her Doctor of Psychology Degree from St. Thomas University and completed an internship at Hamm Clinic. Dina is an Associate Client Partner with Korn/Ferry International. She has previous experience as an independent consultant with YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL; Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Washington, DC; National Governors’ Association (NGA), Washington, DC; United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Washington, DC; and the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC), Los Angeles, CA. She is currently a volunteer executive coach at The Impact Center and previously served as a Leadership Council Member for the American Psychological Association.

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Henry Stokman, BA

Mr. Stokman was elected as a Hamm Clinic Board Director in June 2014. He currently serves as President and is a member on the Finance and Development Committee. Henry grew up in Southern Minnesota, and received his BA in Finance and Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN.

Mr. Stokman has worked in the financial and strategy consulting services industry since graduation. Currently Henry is the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations at R1 RCM. He is responsible for delivering on all patient service revenue received, managing all of the Revenue Cycle functions and staff, and being the main point person for the hospital system executive team.  Prior to joining R1, Mr. Stokman worked for Huron Consulting Group/Stockamp & Associates from 2007 - 2015 where he was responsible for the engagement delivery, project/client management, risk analysis, and practice expansion. From 2015 – 2018. Mr. Stokman joined Impact Advisors where he was tasked with helping to build, design, and grow a new Revenue Cycle consulting practice. Prior to leaving Impact Advisors he helped achieve annual consulting service revenues in excess of $12 million in just two years.


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Mark Sundby, MDiv, PhD, LP

Dr. Sundby was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in June 2017. He serves on the Finance and Development Committee. Mark previously served on the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors from 2013 - 2015. He has worked as Executive Director at LeaderWise (formerly North Central Career Development Center) in New Brighton, MN since 2000. At LeaderWise, Mark offers leadership development, consulting, and selection assessment services for businesses, both for profit and not-for-profit, as well as psychotherapy to the wider community. He previously worked as the Assistant Director of Counseling & Health Services at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, completed his predoctoral internship at the University of St. Thomas, and is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. In addition to his work in psychology, Mark is also an ordained minister in the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, his M.Div. at The Divinity School, University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of MN. Previous community involvement includes serving on the boards for BeFriender Ministry, National Office, and for the Ministry Developmental Council of the National Council of Churches.


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Elizabeth L. Wittenberg, JD, LICSW

Ms. Wittenberg was elected to the Hamm Clinic Board of Directors in June 2011. She was elected in June 2014 as Secretary to the Board and formerly served on the Board Graduate and Education Committee and Executive Committee. In December 2014 Ms. Wittenberg was elected Chair of the Governance Committee. Elizabeth received her BA in Political Science from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA in 1983 graduating Magna cum laude and with Departmental Honors. Ms. Wittenberg received her J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL in 1987 and worked for several years as an attorney. She attended the College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas, School of Social Work in St. Paul, MN and was awarded her MSW in 2007. From 1987-1991 Ms. Wittenberg was an assistant attorney at Dorsey & Whitney in Mpls., MN. From 1991-2005 she was an attorney at General Mills, Inc., Mpls., MN where she provided advice and counseling on a broad range of legal and management issues.Elizabeth led the company’s corporate governance initiatives, Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Stock Exchange compliance, represented the company’s CEO and CFO in the SEC whistle-blower investigation, provided legal leadership in the company’s 2001 acquisition of The Pillsbury Company, and led the company-wide ethics and compliance program. From 2005-2006 she interned at Washburn Center for Children in Mpls., MN and provided a wide range of services to 3 and 4 year olds who have experienced or are at risk for abuse or neglect. In 2006-2007 Ms. Wittenberg was a clinical intern at Hamm Clinic, St. Paul, MN and a Post Graduate Psychotherapy Fellow from 2007 – 2010. From April 2010 – October 2010 she was a staff psychotherapist at Hamm Clinic, St. Paul, MN. She provided direct clinical service, diagnostic assessment, treatment planning and weekly psychotherapy to patients with a wide range of symptoms and clinical presentations. Since October 2010 Ms. Wittenberg has been in a private psychotherapy and consulting practice. She provides psychotherapy to clients with a diversity of conditions and diagnoses. She consults with businesses and organizations to improve workplace functioning using psychoanalytic principles and techniques of organizational development. She speaks and writes on mental health topics of interest to legal professionals. Ms. Wittenberg has a publication in the Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal 16:31-57 (2009) entitled, Siblings as self-objects: A Study of factors and consequences and also a publication in the Bench & Bar of MN, 111:21-24 (2011), entitled, Are Your Clients Making You Crazy? She has given several presentations intermingling legal and mental health, such as Life and the Law: Handling Stress in Tough Economic Times, Depression in the Legal Profession, and Resilience in a Stressful Profession.  Elizabeth is a member of the MN Psychoanalytic Society and holds a current license to practice law in Minnesota. From 1997 to present, Ms. Wittenberg is a board member and holds leadership positions on the Council on Crime and Justice, Mpls., MN and since 2008 a Board member and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, St. Paul, MN.

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