Who's on the DMCC Board?

R.T. Rybak
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The eight-member Destination Medical Center Corp. board held its first meeting on Aug. 9, 2013.

The board is designed to serve as the state’s governing board responsible for providing public oversight of the DMC Initiative throughout planning and implementation phases.

The governor appoints four members, and Mayo Clinic appoints one member. The Rochester City Council provides two members, and the Olmsted County Board provides one member.

The current board:

R.T. Rybak


Rybak took over as the board’s chairman when he replaced Tina Smith last year, after she left her lieutenant governor position to become a U.S. senator.

Rybak was appointed by former Gov. Mark Dayton to a four-year term in 2013 and was re-appointed to a six-year term last year.

Rybak is president and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation. He was mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-13 and is a founding board member of Greater MSP, Itasca Group, Regional Council of Mayors and Generation Next, on which he also has served as executive director.

Kim Norton

Norton, who earned a place on the board when she became Rochester’s mayor this year, was elected by board members to serve as vice chairwoman.

A former state representative, Norton worked on the DMC legislation that outlined parameters for state funding and oversight of the initiative, including the creation of the DMCC board.

Jim Bier

Bier is the board treasurer and was appointed to represent the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners in 2013.


As commissioner, Bier has represented the county’s 5th District since 2002. The district covers northwest Rochester, Byron and Cascade and Kalmar townships.

Dana Bailey

Bailey was appointed to the board by Dayton in 2018 to replace Susan Park Rani in a term that will expire in 2023.

She is the executive director of Projects and Initiatives for Minnesota IT Services, as well as a former chief of staff to then-St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and a one-time deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to Dayton.

James Campbell

Campbell was appointed to the board by Dayton in 2013 and is serving a six-year term.

A 1960 Byron High School graduate, Campbell is former chief executive officer of Wells Fargo Minnesota.

Nick Campion


Campion joined the board this year as a representative of the Rochester City Council.

He was first elected to serve the council’s Ward 3 in 2014. He’s the director of mobile strategy for Newscycle Solutions.

Michael Dougherty

Dougherty was appointed to the board by Mayo Clinic in late 2015, replacing Bill George.

He has been a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2012 and is founder and chairman of Dougherty Financial Group.

Paul Williams

Williams was appointed to the board by Dayton in 2018 to replace Smith in a term that ends in 2020.

He is the president and CEO of Project for Pride in Living and worked on Dayton’s 2018 task force on affordable housing. He also the is a former St. Paul deputy mayor.

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