Creating a Healthier Minnesota

Juniper is helping communities across Minnesota create a culture of health, where prevention and wellness are the norms. Our evidence-based programs give you the tools you need to take control of your health and manage it in a way that works best for you and your life.

Juniper evidence-based programs

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What are evidence-based programs?

Juniper programs are based on rigorous research and are proven to produce results. You can be confident that the classes will be a good investment of your time. Our trained and certified leaders are experts at presenting class content and connecting class participants with each other.

But don't worry. We'll meet you where you are. Our classes are perfect for people of all physical abilities.

Juniper since 2016

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Provider Organizations

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Class leaders

Our team

Direct media inquiries to David Kittelson, 651-641-8612. Direct personnel inquiries to Rebecca Ervasti, V.P. of Human Resources.

Sarah Blonigan
Sarah Blonigan
Juniper Network Director
Ginger Carroll
Project Manager
Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen
VP of Strategy and Business Development
Dave Fink
David Fink
Program Consultant
Erin Haugen
Erin Haugen
Wellness Engagement Center Supervisor
Camile Nash
Community Health Worker
Juan Perez
Juan Perez
Community Health Worker
Lauren Peterson
Provider Relationship and Experience Manager
Jen Rooney
Jen Rooney
Provider Relationship Manager
Sara Thiphaseng
Juniper Billing Specialist
Rachel Von Ruden
Rachel Von Ruden
Senior Relationship Provider
Xue Yang​
Community Health Worker

Juniper providers

Using a network approach

Juniper works through a network of community organizations, local healthcare organizations, class leaders and funding partners.

The best health outcomes come from an integration of clinical care and social care, and Juniper is at the forefront of this growing movement. We are committed to continuing to build partnerships that will allow us to provide services targeted to people who will benefit from them most.

Powerful partnerships

Our provider organizations ground Juniper in local communities. Powerful and well-known within their communities, these organizations are essential to achieving Juniper’s goal of creating a culture of health and wellness in our communities.

Our funding partners

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Minnesota Deparment of Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota


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Trellis is the managing partner for Juniper, providing management information systems, coordination, provider services and support to our partner organizations.

Interested in being a part of transformative healthcare culture change in Minnesota? For information or to get involved, contact us at 855-215-2174 or email.