Board of Directors Archives - Mind Body Solutions
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Board of Directors

Jane Sage Cowles

A native Minnesotan that returned to the Twin Cities in 2014 after spending 28 years in Seattle. Jane completed her graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1982 and was involved in private practice as a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer for many years. She has had a life long… Read More

Julie Champ

Keenly passionately about all things money, Julie began her career with Ernst & Young (8 years), then did a 10 year stint with 2 fast-growth/entrepreneurial companies learning that transformative change can indeed be fun!  She returned to public accounting practice with former buddies from E&Y in their niche firm, Barthe & Wahrman, where she developed… Read More

Ken Riff

Ken is the former Vice President of Strategy and Patient Data Management for Medtronic’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Business and holds 13 patents in the field of implantable medical devices. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Riff practiced hospital-base internal medicine in Colorado and currently he serves as a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota. Alongside his… Read More

Kathy Graves

Prior to the formation of Parenteau Graves Communications, Kathy served as marketing and public relations director for The Minnesota Opera and Virginia Opera,on the staff of U.S. Senator Gary Hart, and as the arts writer for the Southwest Journal for seven years, during which time she received the Minnesota Newspaper Award for feature writing. Kathy… Read More

Pat Fitzpatrick

Patrick Fitzpatrick (affectionately known as “Fitz”) brings his strong entrepreneurial spirit and leadership experience to Mind Body Solutions. His passion lies in helping Mind Body Solutions develop programs that heal our returning military men and women who have so valiantly and honorably defended our nation. Fitz’s father was a World War II prisoner of war… Read More

Matthew Sanford

At age 13, Matthew’s world turned upside down when a devastating car accident killed his father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down. Advice from his doctors to “forget his lower body,” however, was what really crippled Matthew, leading him to ignore his once-athletic body, until at age 25 he discovered yoga… Read More

Rob Ley

Rob Ley is a marketing professional and a passionate backer of Mind Body Solutions.He’s been an adaptive yoga student here since 2008, after getting “squished” as he puts it, in a motor scooter accident. That event provided Rob with a spinal cord injury, an introduction to MBS, and a completely new outlook on life.Rob credits… Read More