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201 4th Street SE
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

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Linda (Lin) Gentling
2221 Baihly Court SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 288-2851 (home)
(507) 993-5902 (cell)

Appointment:  April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2018
Re-Appointment:  May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021

Board member Lin Gentling is semi-retired and currently in Development at Camp Victory Ministries after serving with the Mayo Clinic in the Department of Finance as a finance analyst.  Prior to that, Lin was on the faculty at Northland College in Ashland, WI and taught with Outward Bound Schools around the world.   She earned a BA degree from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in Biology and Psychology and a graduate degree from the University of MN in Kinesiology. 

Lin previously served on the Ethical Practices Board from 2009-2014.  She also serves on the Rochester Salvation Amy Board of Directors, the Rochester Track Club Board, the International Association of Ultrarunning Executive Board and is a member of the Bethel Women's Board at Bethel Lutheran Church. In addition to her service of these Boards, she also volunteers her time at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary.  

Lawrence T. Collins
3052 Monroe Drive NW
PO Box 6390
Rochester, MN 55903
(507) 993-0352 (home)

Appointment:  May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2020

Board member Lawrence T. Collins is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.  Following two years as a Special Assistant Minnesota Attorney General, in 1970 he joined the Rochester law firm of Keith and Healy, and later was a founding member of what is now Dunlap & Seeger, P.A.  In 1982, he was appointed by Governor Al Quie to the Third Judicial District Court, including Olmsted County, where he served until retirement in 2005.   Lawrence was then assigned as a Senior Judge to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where he served until 2013.   He is an original member of the Rochester Police Policy Oversight Commission.

 Lawrence is married to Dr. Judith M. Collins, a retired professor and career CIA officer.  They have three sons and five grandchildren. 


Jose Rico
1012 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(612)402-4090

Appointment:  May 17, 2017 - April 30, 2019
Re-Appointment:  May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022

Board member Jose Rico moved to Rochester in 2015 and is currently employed at the Mayo Clinic. Certified as a clinical research professional, Jose is trained in the dynamic of ethical conduct, principally: beneficence, justice and respect for persons.    Jose has held various positions in clinical and behavioral research, including positions held at the University of Minnesota, Medtronic, and HealthPartners.  In his recent history, Jose has enjoyed having volunteered in Honduras for International Health Service of Minnesota, and for the Animal Humane Society in St. Paul, MN  

Jose is in his senior year of completing his bachelor's degree.   At Mayo Clinic, he is also an active participant in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  

Faye Harris
2625 60th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(815) 501-7126 (cell)

Appointment:  May 17, 2017 - April 30, 2019
Re-Appointment:  May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022

Board member Faye Harris is currently employed at Mayo Clinic as a cancer biomarker researcher.   She earned a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic Graduate School.     Faye has lived in Rochester since 2007 and has recently worked to increase her community involvement by participating in the Diversity Councils' Community Leaders Creating Change and the Ready to Lead programs. 

Peter Amadio
816 9th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 281-3772

Appointment:   May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021

Board member Peter C. Amadio, MD is a hand surgeon at Mayo Clinic.    He has lived and worked in Rochester since 1983.   At Mayo, he serves as Dean For Research Academic Affairs, Medical Director for Information Security, and Deputy Director for Mayo's Center for Military Medicine.   Outside Mayo he has leadership positions as well, including serving as President of the Minnesota Medical Association, the American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, as well as on the Boards of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society.  In these positions he has developed policies for, and has dealt with many issues relating to, diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, conflicts of interests, ethical practices, and professional behavior.

Peter is married to Bari Amadio, who is CEO of the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.   Their two children grew up in Rochester and attended Rochester Public Schools.  


Cassandra Ramel 
2003 20th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 319-7546

Appointment:  May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022

Board member Cassie Ramel has been a Rochester resident since 2015.  After graduating from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL with her Pharm.D., she completed a pharmacy practice at the Veterans Affairs clinics in Little Rock, Arkansas.    Since 2015, she has been a clinical pharmacist at Mayo Clinic and a volunteer pharmacist at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic in Rochester. 

Carrie Kowalczyk
2829 43rd Street NW
TownePlace Suites #329
Rochester, MN 55901
(952) 232-9850

Appointment:  May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Carrie Kowalczyk is an employee of Digineer, Inc. and has lived and worked in Rochester, MN as a contracted senior business analyst with Mayo Clinic since the fall of 2015.   Carrie looks forward to serving on the Ethical Practices Board for the City of Rochester and discovering other opportunities to be of service to her community.