About the Foundation

Riverwood Foundation has a rich tradition dating back to the ‘50s of grassroots, community fundraising support. From the first day the hospital doors opened, the Aitkin community has understood the importance of Riverwood Healthcare Center providing high-quality healthcare services. People just like you provide financial support through Riverwood Foundation to assist in meeting future healthcare needs and services, and to provide our growing population with quality healthcare close to home.

To see how donors are making a difference for healthcare in our community, see our FY 2021 Disbursements

Foundation Staff

Tanya Pietz, Foundation Director

tpietz@rwhealth.org
(218) 927-5158


Paula Eklund-Fisher, Foundation Administrative Assistant
peklund-fisher@rwhealth.org
(218) 927-8286

Foundation Board Members

Henry Brucker, Chair
Attorney with Ryan, Brucker & Kalis
Resides in the Aitkin community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2007

Shirley Callahan-Winegar, Vice Chair
Resides in the McGregor community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2007

David Hommes, Treasurer
Retired
Resides in the Aitkin community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2014

Tom Kuppich
Manager – Pine Insurance Agency
Resides in the Aitkin community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2001

Loren Larson
Owner, Prestige Builders LLC
Resides in the Garrison community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2011

Kathleen Ryan
Chief Financial Officer, Aitkin County
Resides in the Aitkin Community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2022

Melissa Magnuson
Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric care for Aitkin nursing home residents
Resides in the Aitkin community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2012

Mark J Meyer
Vice President of Financial Services/Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Resides in the Aitkin community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2009

Peg Lundberg
Retired
Resides in the Aitkin community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2020

Stephanie Jacobs
Patient Accounts, Riverwood Healthcare Center
Resides in the McGregor community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2020

Lane Fischer
Patient Accounts, Riverwood Healthcare Center
Resides in the McGregor community
Served on Riverwood’s Foundation Board since 2020

Contact Us
Phone: (218) 927-5158
Email: foundation@riverwoodhealthcare.org

Mailing Address:
200 Bunker Hill Drive
Aitkin, MN 56431