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Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Board of Directors has 34 members. Members serve six-year terms and at a minimum attend annual board meetings. The board:

  • Provides leadership
  • Makes policy decisions
  • Decides strategic direction and vision

An Executive Committee serves as the operational branch of the Board, assisting the Alumni Center in carrying out the daily management of the business of the Alumni Association and ensuring that the strategic direction set by the Board is carried out.

To learn about becoming a Board member, visit the nomination information page.


Officers and Executive Committee of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Board of Directors

  • Carl L. Backer, M.D. (MED ’80), Winnetka, Illinois – President
  • Theresa S. Emory, M.D. (PATH ’94), Williamsburg, Virginia – President Elect
  • Burkhard Wippermann, M.D. (BIOM ’87), Hildesheim, Germany – Vice President
  • M. Molly McMahon, M.D. (ENDO ’87), Rochester, Minnesota – Secretary-Treasurer
  • Eric S. Edell, M.D. (THD ’88), Rochester, Minnesota – Past President
  • Judith D. Anderson, Rochester, Minnesota – Director
  • Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D. (I ’82, HEM ’84), Jacksonville, Florida – ex officio
  • Elizabeth Cozine, M.D. (MED ’11, FM ’14), Rochester, Minnesota (term expires 2023)
  • Dawn Marie Davis, M.D. (PD ’03, DERM ’06), Rochester, Minnesota – Alumni Center medical director
  • Eddie Greene, M.D. (NEPH ’00), Rochester, Minnesota – philanthropy role
  • Bruce F. Horazdovsky, Ph.D. (MBIO ’02), Rochester, Minnesota (term expires 2021)
  • Mitchell R. Humphreys, M.D. (U ’06), Scottsdale, Arizona (term expires 2021)
  • Olayemi (Yemi) Sokumbi, M.D. (MED ’09, I1 ’10, DERM ’13), Jacksonville, Florida (term expires 2023)
  • Erik K. St Louis, M.D. (I1 ’94, N ’97, N-EEG ’98, CTSA ’14), Rochester, Minnesota (term expires 2021)

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Board of Directors

Term expires 2021

Term expires 2023

Term expires 2025

  • Amado Baez, M.D. (EM ’05), Ocala, Florida
  • Daniel Chan, M.D. (MED ’11, I ’14, GI ’17), Mililani, Hawaii
  • Olufunso Odunukan, M.B.B.S. (I ’12, CV ’16), Jacksonville, Florida
  • Michael Rock, M.D. (OR ’82), Rochester, Minnesota
  • Elaine Yacyshyn, M.D. (I ’96, RHEU ’98, GERI ’99)
  • Patricia Yugueros, M.D. (PLS ’99, HAND ’00, PRES ’02)

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Representatives

  • Sydney Larkin (MED ‘20), Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Kent Richter (MED ’21), Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Tamiel Turley (MPET ’21), Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Representatives

  • William Sheaffer, M.D. (S ’20), Scottsdale, Arizona
  • William Stross, M.D. (I ’17, RADO ‘21), Jacksonville, Florida
  • Michelle Wyatt, M.D. (MED ’14, OBG ’18, MFM ’21), Rochester, Minnesota