Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Nelson Adamson, MD


John Crosson, MD


Laurel Gamm, MDLaurel Gamm

Dr. Laurel Gamm is trained in family medicine and has worked as both a family medicine primary care doctor and more recently in the emergency department in rural Minnesota (New Ulm). She is a long-time PNHP member and has been involved in the single-payer movement in Minnesota since the early 1990s.  Laurel works for Health Care for the Homeless in St. Paul.  Together with Inge De Becker, she was co-chair of PNHP MN 8/1/2013- 7/31/2015, and she remains on the Board of Directors.


 Carol Engelhart, RN

Carol Engelhart started her nursing career in 1975 as   a hospital nurse later training to be a diabetes nurse specialist.  Her passion for others in everyone having best and fair care begin with her history of being a daughter of a small town family doctor  in rural South Dakota.  In the past eleven years, she has been working in Minneapolis and St Paul as a diabetes nurse specialist first at Health Partners and then at the VA Medical Center. She retired in April 2017 .She has kept her passion for everyone having best and fair care by now being an advocate and expert for health care for all ages. She currently serves on the Physicians for a National Health Program –Minnesota board.  She is married to Ken Engelhart MD. Together they are working as a team to bring the message of health care for all ages to both city and rural areas.

Kenneth Engelhart, MD

Ken Engelhart gradulated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1978. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1981. He worked in rural South Dakota for  four years and then worked in primary care at the Marshfield Clinic from 1986 to 2006.  In 2006 he begin a career at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis Minnesota. He became the Co-Chief of primary care medicine where  he was involved in beginning the patient centered medical home , helping achieve improved quicker access to veterans in primary care at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and a special project to  achieve medication access for Veterans who need Hepatitis C treatment.  He has had the varied experience of working in a small rural clinic, a larger health maintenance organization care clinic and a publicly funded and delivered care system at the VA Medical Center.  At the VA , prescription drug prices were able to be negotiated to 40 % less cost than in the private sector. Ken is passionate about advocating and being an expert in health policy .Together he is working with his wife Carol to bring the message of best and fair health care for all ages. He is current board member for Physicians for a National Health Program –Minnesota.

Glen Peterson, PhD

Lauren Peterson, PA


Chris Reif, MD


Chuck Sawyer, DC

Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG

Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG is an assistant Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health. She is the Division Director for General Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Terrell completed her residency at the University of Minnesota in 1999. She also attended medical school at the U of M and finished in 1995.

Dr. Terrell is medical director of and created the Women’s Health Specialists Clinic: a comprehensive, integrative clinic which encompasses obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, family medicine, holistic care, midwifery, psychology, nutrition and acupuncture.

Dr. Terrell has held various administrative positions including Chief of Staff of the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is active in training medical students and residents. She is driven by providing the best possible, evidence based, compassionate care to patients, educating learners in a truly Interprofessional environment, and improving health systems while increasing access.