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Aspirus St. Luke's Welcomes New Board Members Helena Jackson and Scott Lyons

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St. Luke’s is pleased to welcome Helena Jackson and Scott Lyons to its Board of Directors.

Jackson currently serves on the Beck Foundation board and the Alworth Institute Advisory board at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She also serves on committees at the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Previously, she was on St. Luke’s Foundation board. She is a retired attorney who worked for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and served as a senior vice president and trust officer at US Bank. Jackson also worked for private practices in Santa Rosa, California, and Duluth.

Lyons runs a consulting business specializing in business and personal safety, security threats and more. He recently retired as coordinator of the law enforcement program at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College in Cloquet. He also served as a faculty member, advisor, mentor and program coordinator in the Minnesota State College system. Additionally, he volunteers as a UMD football coach. Prior to his educational career, Lyons served as Duluth’s Chief of Police for 11 years. He currently serves on St. Luke’s Foundation board, the UMD Hall of Fame committee, DECC Hall of Fame committee and the Emberg Family Trust committee.

Jackson and Lyons join the following Board members:

  • Kevin Beardsley, Treasurer 
  • Andrea Benson, MD, Chief of Staff
  • Jennifer Boyle, MD Chief of Staff Elect 
  • Mitch Cardwell, DO 
  • Patrick Heffernan 
  • Rick Hogenson 
  • Pakou Ly
  • Herb Minke, Past Chair
  • Brian Murphy
  • Yvonne Prettner Solon, Chair
  • Rick Revoir
  • Anna Sackette-Urness
  • Jack Seiler
  • Rene Settergren (Vice Chair)
  • Phil Strom
  • Aimee VanStraaten, MD, (Secretary)