Marie Dotseth, MHA
Executive Director

Marie Dotseth, MHA

Marie Dotseth has been the Executive Director of MAPS since July 2012. Marie was instrumental in helping organize MAPS in 2000 and has remained active in various MAPS committees and work groups throughout its history. Immediately prior to MAPS, Marie was an independent consultant specializing in health organization quality improvement, patient safety, culture change and public policy. Marie also served as Senior Advisor for Patient Safety at the Minnesota Department of Health and was responsible for implementing the adverse events reporting law. Marie also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Commissioner of Health. Marie has worked as the Director of Patient Safety Policy at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN and as Director of Public Policy at Allina Health System.

Marie has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters in Health Administration. Marie has over 20 years of experience working in engineering and health care including: hospitals, health plans, academic and government institutions.

Email Marie: mdotseth@mnpatientsafety.org

Betsy Currie, MA
Project Manager

Betsy Currie, MA

Betsy Currie joined MAPS in October, 2013.  She has a background in strategic and performance planning for the federal government at the Departments of Commerce and Veterans Affairs.  Most recently, she worked as a Project Manager for a nonprofit education consulting group. 

Betsy has an MA in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School, and a BA in Political Science and a concentration in French Studies from Carleton College.

Email Betsy at bcurrie@mnpatientsafety.org

 

Kathy Welte, BSN, RN, MBA
Project Consultant

Kathy Welte, BSN, RN, MBA

Kathy Welte joined MAPS in September, 2015.  She has a background in healthcare administration and nursing management.  Her most recent position was director of nursing at Pediatric Home Service.  She was also the chief operating officer for the pediatric blood and marrow program at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  She served in a number of positions at Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program) as director of quality systems and membership services and donor and umbilical cord blood services.  She has clinical experience in solid organ and blood and marrow transplantation and faith community nursing.

Kathy has a BSN degree from the College of St. Teresa and a MBA in healthcare administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Email Kathy at kwelte@mnpatientsafety.org