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New Board Members

FirstLight Health System would like to announce a change to its governing Board of Directors. It is with great sadness and appreciation for their years of service that we announce the retirement from the board: Roger Nieboer, Mike Fetzek and Dr. Larry Brettingen. They have each served the maximum term of commitment that a board member can serve. They have dedicated countless hours and tireless service to the betterment of FirstLight and they will be greatly missed.


The FirstLight Health System Board and nominating committee have been searching for new members to fulfill the vacancies left by Nieboer, Fetzek and Brettingen. After an exhaustive search and interview process, FirstLight is excited to announce the new FirstLight Health System Board members; Dr. Jack Schwinghamer, Teri Heggernes and Dr. Robert Musgrove.


Heggernes lives in Mora with her husband, Rob Heggernes and their 4 year old son Joshua.  She has been working in the banking industry for 14 years, and is currently with Stearns Bank N.A. in Pine City as a mortgage lender. Heggernes has been involved in the Mora Education Foundation event planning committee and was the treasurer for the Mustang Booster Club.

Musgrove is currently President of Pine Technical College (PTC) in Pine City, MN, where he has served since 1998.  He is a native of Sweetwater, TX, and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas, a Master of Arts in English and a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas.


Dr. Schwinghamer is a current FirstLight physician. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and he joined FirstLight Health System in 2000.


“We feel very fortunate to have these three individuals join our board, they are each an unique and outstanding asset to our organization and we are impressed with the quality of the applicants that we received, as well as the commitment to the health and wellness of our community that these individuals have shown.” said Randy Ulseth, CEO of FirstLight Health System. “We welcome them to our organization and to the Board.”


FirstLight Health System is located at the junction of Highways 65 and 23 in Mora.  The main telephone numbers are 320-679-1212, 320-629-9993 and 800-245-5671. 

 New Board Members

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Dr. Robert Musgrove  Teri Heggernes Dr. Jack Schwinghamer