The Heart of New Ulm Project Community Leadership Team

Since launching in 2009, Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project has been guided by a team of community leaders representing various sectors. The project currently has a 12-member Leadership Team, whose clear vision for the future of New Ulm, creative ideas, vast knowledge, keen insights, network of connections and passion for the community are invaluable. All play a critical role in helping the project continue on its successful path toward sustaining a culture of health and well-being in New Ulm.

Jennifer Maurer from New Ulm Medical Center and Cindy Winters from the Heart of New Ulm Project / Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation serve as facilitators for the team. 


 Jeff Bertrang, Independent School District #88 

Lydia Drexler, Firmenich Manufacturing
Jennifer Maurer, New Ulm Medical Center
Carisa Buegler, New Ulm Medical Center
Dr. Nathan Groebner, New Ulm Medical Center
Karen Moritz, Brown County Public Health
Jeff Dittrich, Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty
Sarah Leslie, Community Member
Les Schultz, Brown County
Laura Schmidt, Hy-Vee 
Cindy Winters, Heart of New Ulm Project
Audra Shaneman, New Ulm Chamber of Commerce 
Jim Unke, Martin Luther College