• Barbara Joers CEO Gillette children's

    Barbara Joers

    President and CEO
  • Kit Brady

    Vice President, Human Resources and Environment of Care
  • Karen Brill, VP of Patient care at Gillette Children's

    Karen Brill

    Vice President, Patient Care
  • Tim Getsay

    Vice President, Performance Management
  • Dennis Jolley, VP of Institutional Advancement at Gillette children's specialty healthcare

    Dennis Jolley

    Vice President, Institutional Advancement
  • Paula Montgomery

    Vice President, Legal Affairs
  • Micah Niermann

    Micah Niermann, MD

    Pediatrician and Adult Physician
  • Patrick Nolan, Gillette CFO

    Patrick Nolan

    Vice President, Finance and Revenue

Barbara Joers

President and CEO

Barbara Joers became Gillette’s chief executive officer in October, 2013. She received a bachelor’s degree in hospital administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and a master’s degree in health services management and policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Kit Brady

Vice President, Human Resources and Environment of Care

Kit Brady received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and drama from the University of Dallas and a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater directing and management from the University of Minnesota. She also received a Master of Arts degree in human resources management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Brady is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds SHRM certifications as a Senior Certified Professional, Group Benefits Associate and Senior Professional Human Resources. She enjoys gardening, kayaking, and yoga. Brady is a long-time block club leader, and has organized National Night Out events for more than 15 years.

Karen Brill

Vice President, Patient Care

Karen Brill received a Baccalaureate of Nursing from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska. She’s a member of the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau and the American College of Healthcare Executives. In her free time, she enjoys playing cello, traveling and learning new languages.

Tim Getsay

Vice President, Performance Management

Tim Getsay received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Kenyon College and a Master of Labor and Human Resources degree from Ohio State University.

Dennis Jolley

Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Dennis Jolley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and behavioral science and health from the University of Utah and a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology and Social Medicine degree from the Utah School of Medicine. He also received a Master of Education degree in teaching and learning theory from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Jolley is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, the Association for Strategic Planning, the CMO Club, the American Marketing Association, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society for America. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, fitness, food and travel.

Paula Montgomery

Vice President, Legal Affairs

Paula Montgomery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, sociology and pre-law from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Montgomery received a Juris Doctor degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She’s a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. In addition, she serves on the in-house counsel committees of both the Children’s Hospital Association and the Minnesota Hospital Association. In her free time, she enjoys travel, reading, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Micah Niermann, MD

Pediatrician and Adult Physician

A graduate of the University of Kansas and University of Kansas School of Medicine, Micah completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. 

Patrick Nolan

Vice President, Finance and Revenue

Prior to joining Gillette, Nolan held management and leadership positions in three healthcare systems while participating actively in community volunteer efforts. A graduate of Winona State University, Patrick completed his graduate studies at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.