Staff/Contact Us

General inquiries may be sent to hfhl@umn.edu. Call (612) 625-8693 for immediate assistance.

Mindy Kurzer

Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D.
Director
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Tel: (612) 624-9789
Fax: (612) 625-5272
mkurzer@umn.edu

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Jared Walhowe
Assistant Director
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Tel: (612) 625-8693
Fax: (612) 625-5272
walh0009@umn.edu

Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl
Director
MN Food Charter Network 
Tel: (612) 626-6425
Fax: (612) 625-5272
dahl0032@umn.edu

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Hannah Germaine
Grants & Communications Coordinator
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Tel: (612) 625-8693
Fax: (612) 625-5272
germa117@umn.edu

Robin Schow

Robin Schow, MPH
Education Program Director
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Tel: (612) 625-8693
scho0040@umn.edu

Jenny Breen

Jenny Breen, MPH
Professional Chef
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
breen026@umn.edu

Jaycie Thomsen

Jaycie Thomsen
Research Intern
MN Food Charter Network
Tel: (612) 625-8693
thoms356@umn.edu