Administration Departments and Directors


Chief Executive Officer – Patti Banks  |  218-365-8765

Chief Financial Officer - Curtis Bach | 218-365-8760

Chief Operating Officer  |  218-365-8765

Chief Nursing Officer – Rebecca Holmstrom  |  218-365-8745

Chief Human Resources Officer – Rochelle Sjoberg  |  218-365-8709

Business Office –  Christine McDougall, Team Leader  |  218-365-8761

Cardiac Rehab – Tommy Teigen, Team Leader |  218-365-8738

Diagnostic Imaging Services – Victor Aime, Team Leader  |  218-365-8040

ER & Trauma Program – Colin Yahnke, Supervisor  |  218-365-8060

Facilities Management – Keith Beal, Team Leader  |  218-365-8731

Financial Counselor – Nancy McKenzie, Team Leader  |  218-365-8747

Health Information Management – Meghan Moravitz, Team Leader  |  218-365-8753

Human Resources Office - JoEllyn Murphy | 218-365-8704

Laboratory – Josh Koehler, Team Leader  |  218-365-8740

Marketing & Communications – Jodi Martin, Team Leader  |  218-365-8739

Materials Management – Sandra Nyman, Team Leader  |  218-365-8784

Pharmacy - Ely Community – Beth Hartshorn, Team Leader  |  218-365-8750

Pharmacy - Hospital – John Schindele, Team Leader  |  218-365-8770

Rehabilitation Services – Joe Keranen, Team Leader  |  Ely 218-365-8755  |  Babbitt 218-827-2255

Social Services – Mary Maddern, Supervisor  |  218-365-8758

Surgery – Becky Johnson, Team Leader  |  218-365-8015   


2020 Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors serve a term of three years and are elected at the annual member meeting held the first Monday in December. The current Board of Directors members are:

Susan Lynn Edgington – President

Graduating from the University Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a History Minor, Sue has been an international farm inspector, owned and operated a small cheese factory, and in 2005 moved to Ely to begin a new life as the owner of the Adventure Inn. Sue is proud to call Ely home.

Tim Riley – Vice-President

Tim holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh UK. He has held many positions in the banking and finance world throughout his career. Most recently he spent ten years with Wells Fargo, as the Community Banking President and later Certified Financial Planner/Trust Officer, until he retired in 2015. Currently, Tim works in a limited capacity with the City of Ely as the Planning and Zoning Administrator and he enjoys volunteering in various capacities such as the VCC Foundation Board of Directors and the Ely Rotary Club. 

Kelly Klun – Secretary

Kelly is the managing Attorney at the Klun Law Firm. A graduate of the College of St. Scholastica, Hamline School of Law, and currently enrolled in the U of M Carlson School of Management, Kelly brings the hospital a wide range of relevant experience. She believes Ely-Bloomenson’s fiscal health and long term viability is critical to its future.

Terry Soderberg – Treasurer

Terry, a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, recently retired after 26 years of service with St. Louis County as the Deputy Director of Environmental Services. Terry’s volunteer community services include Supervisor for Morse Township. His expertise lends itself to his duties on behalf of EBCH. 

Jim Richards – Director

Jim, a native of Ely, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and works for Cliffs Natural Resources. “I am truly honored and excited for the opportunity to contribute to the success and sustainability of the EBCH,” he says. “Ely is a wonderful community which I am proud to call home.”

Scott Kellerman – Director

Scott was the Chief Financial Officer for EBCH from 1984 to 2019. He has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - Finance from the University of MN, Minneapolis. Scott prides himself on helping bring the hospital from a very weak financial position when he started to a very strong financial position upon his retirement. In addition to his work at the hospital Scott is currently a member and treasurer of the Ely Regional Complex Board. He has also served as a Director of the Ely Area Ambulance Service Board and dedicated over 20 years as a Director on the Ely Public School District #696 Board. 

Devon Luthens – Director

Devon was born and raised in Ely and attended Lake Superior College and St. Scholastica in Duluth and South University in Georgia to achieve her MS in Nursing. She is an instructor for the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Mesabi Range College. She is married to husband Brady and has a daughter, Lucy.  She enjoys teaching Sunday School for toddlers and preschoolers at Ely United Methodist church and is honored to serve the community through the EBCH Foundation.