Contact Us:

Ireland’s Hope
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

For inquiries email: info@irelandshope.org
Phone: (651) 442-9039

Board of Directors
Executive Director — Patti O’Connor
President — Karl Demer
Treasure — Mike Driscoll
Secretary — Eloise Nettleton

Advisory Board:

Jonathan N. Johnson, MD ~ Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

R. Erik Edens MD, PhD Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Children’s Minnesota

Elizabeth Preze ~ Manager of Transplant Services, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota

Rose Woo ~ Cardiac and Vascular Group Sales Operations, Medtronic

Melissa Chorba, RN, BSN ~ Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Mel Lamagna, MSW, LCSW ~  Social Work Manager – Family Services, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Alecea O’Connor ~ Cord Blood Bank Liaison, Be The Match

Anne Schullo, MNBA ~ Community Engagement Coordinator, American Heart Association

Shannon Stauff ~ Director of New Business, Integer

Ben Solberg ~ Senior Director of Strategy, Mirum Agency

Kim Uccellini, MS, MPH ~ Policy Analyst, Liaison,  Patient Affairs and Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committees, United Network for Organ Sharing.

Linsey Rippy ~ Family Outreach Coordinator ~ Pediatric Heart Transplant Mom

Bernard Brodkorb ~ Brodkorb CPA

Send us a message:

Patti O'Connor
Executive Director
Patti O’Connor
poconnor@irelandshope.org


Program Director
Rose Woo
rwoo@irelandshope.org


Director of Partnerships 
Shannon Stauff
sstauff@irelandshope.org

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Hospital Liaison
Elizabeth Preze
epreze@irelandshope.org

Linsey Rippy
Family Outreach Coordinator
Linsey Rippy
lrippy@irelandshope.org

Melissa Chorba
Patient Advocate
Melissa Chorba
mchorba@irelandshope.org