President / Child, Adolescent, Adult & Research Psychiatrist
Dr. Setterberg is PrairieCare’s founder and a psychiatrist with more than 25 years of administrative experience in both academic and private healthcare settings. His devotion to scientific and clinical principles has guided the development and implementation of PrairieCare’s standards of care, even in the face of economic or political pressures to the contrary. Dr. Setterberg directs PrairieCare’s strategic innovations as its President and Board Chairman.
Executive Vice President / Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Oberstar is PrairieCare’s Executive Vice President and a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with over a decade of clinical and administrative experience. Named by Minnesota Physician as one of the state’s “Top 100 Influential Health Care Leaders” in 2016, Dr. Oberstar has served on committees at the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Hospital Association and is a past president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the Minnesota Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Chief Executive Officer / Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Williams is a board certified Psychiatrist who joined PrairieCare in 2009. His interests in Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Mental Retardation stem from his work in behavioral analysis at a developmental center prior to entering medical school. Working at PrairieCare has allowed Dr. Williams to continue to work with patients with these conditions as well as provide him the opportunity to treat the full spectrum of mental health issues. The treatment team approach provided at PrairieCare is consistent with his beliefs in the necessity of considering the biological, psychological and social aspects of the child/adolescent and the family in treatment.
Vice President of Business Development
Todd is a member of the Leadership Team as the Vice President of Business Development. He has contributed to PrairieCare leadership through the years in many roles including Chief Operating Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer and PrairieCare Medical Group Practice Manager. With a clinical background as a social worker, Todd is driven to lead the organization to help better serve our patients and community. He has been a part of the PrairieCare team since 2006 and has been a vital asset in the development of the continuum of care. He has helped develop numerous sites and programs to meet the needs of the community. Todd also leads PrairieCare’s Community Relations team in ensuring that the community is aware of the services that PrairieCare offers throughout the Twin Cities.
Chief Operating Officer
In the position of Chief Operating Officer, Kathleen believes dynamic operations management must be both responsive to change and lead in the necessary transformation to be sustainable. From the inherent and intentional focus on patient experience being at the core of our work, we can continue to live our mission with our community. Kathleen joined PrairieCare in 2013 as the Operations Director for our Edina facility. Over 20 years ago, her career began as an elementary school teacher before joining the healthcare industry. Kathleen’s multifaceted experience provides her with an expansive perspective on healthcare. Her passions include motivating, developing and leading people and process to ensure the best possible patient care and to provide an experience that supports the needs of each individual and family.
Chief Psychotherapy Officer
Dr. Cedermark joined PrairieCare in 2015 and has provided evaluation, medical treatment and psychotherapy in inpatient, PHP, residential and clinic settings. He has provided clinical leadership to the Edina site since 2017. He is dual board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has a deep commitment to furthering the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy, especially among psychiatrists. This interest has led him to provide ongoing education to medical students, residents and fellows through the University of Minnesota and other institutions. He is excited to expand the diverse array of therapies offered at PrairieCare while also aiding in the development of our individual and group therapists strengths and depth of skill and understanding.
Chief Information Officer
Sam has worked in the field of technology in various capacities for well over 15 years. His first “career” job was working on a help desk that supported thousands of restaurants and hotels point of sales systems. He quickly moved into management to run and develop a National Service Center. From there Sam went back to school for IT Management where he learned in-depth networking, security, storage, and business skills and understanding. During his time in school he began working for a large retail organization where he spent time refining process and systems for Desktop Services and IT Operations for a number of years.
Chief Nursing Officer
Mandy joined PrairieCare in 2013. She is certified in Executive Nursing Practice and is a transformational leader, providing strategic direction for nursing services throughout the organization. She is responsible for overseeing quality, patient safety, and adherence to regulatory standards. She leads the organizations patient experience initiative and is passionate about decreasing stigma associated with mental illness.
Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer
Randy joins PrairieCare having worked in healthcare for the past 23 years, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer for Optum Palliative & Hospice Care. Throughout his career he has been passionate about working with/for organizations that ensure the most vulnerable members of our communities have access to the healthcare they need and deserve.
Chief Medical Officer / Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Joseph joined PrairieCare in 2012, where he provides inpatient care at PrairieCare’s Brooklyn Park Site. The hospital setting enables him to approach his practice with a multidisciplinary approach, allowing him to assess all aspects of the patient’s condition and develop treatment plans to address each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Joseph appreciates this setting and team approach, because it provides the opportunity to care for patients, in what is often their first contact with the mental health system.
Chief Medical Information Officer
Dr. Brent Nelson is a member of the leadership team as the Chief Medical Information Officer. He was born and raised in the Twin Cities. He attended the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a research focus in neuroscience and brain stimulation. During and post-college, he spent 9 years doing software development in manufacturing and the financial services industry. In 2006 he decided to go back to school and subsequently completed a medical degree at the University of Minnesota in 2011. He then completed a general psychiatry residency there along with a clinical research fellowship in neuromodulation. After graduation, he spent a year as a fulltime faculty member and as Executive Director of the transcranial magnetic stimulation program at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Medical Center. His clinical focus was on treatment-resistant depression and mental health management in epilepsy and other complex neurological disorders. His research focused on non-surgical brain stimulation in depression, brain injury, and schizophrenia. Dr. Nelson is a consultant for the Center for Neurotherapeutics at PrairieCare which is focused on ground-breaking technologies used in the treatment of complex disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder. In his free time he enjoys software development, IoT maker projects, 3D design, and woodworking. He is also very active in advocacy and trying to improve access to novel therapies for those on public and low income medical plans.
In his position as General Counsel, John Ryan advises the company on legal matters ranging from healthcare regulatory issues to contracts to patients’ custody issues. John began his career with PrairieCare in 2007 and has been the project lead on PrairieCare’s inpatient hospital expansion projects. He is well equipped to guide PrairieCare through the highly regulated healthcare marketplace. John has presented at the Physician Owned Hospitals of America National Conference on the topic of overcoming regulatory obstacles in building a new hospital.