MFC Board

The Mayo Families Connections’ executive board is comprised of volunteer members of MFC.  Our group is always looking for new members to volunteer.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions for the group, please email

Executive Committee

Laura Watkins


MFC Member Since 2018
Board Member Since 2019

Laura is the Office Manager at QW Furniture. She teaches fitness classes at the DAHLC and teaches ballet at Bliss Dance Space. Laura is also a founding member of the Rochester Ensemble of Dance.

Melissa Wang, M.A.

Former President

MFC Member Since 2018
Board Member Since 2019

Melissa is a clinical research coordinator at Mayo Clinic. She has a background in intercultural communications and public relations.

Angela Ge

Vice President
Volunteer Group Leader

MFC Member Since 2020
Board Member Since 2022

Angela Ge is the venture partner of Flying Tiger Capital and the co-founder of the social enterprise SEEDInVenture which promotes youth participating in social innovation. Mother of two girls, Angela is also an advocate for Montessori education. 

Brina Gonzalez-Bowen, MBA


MFC Member Since 2018
Board Member Since 2021

Board Members

Matthew A. Freil, NREMT-P, PNCCT-S, CTP

Taster’s Table Chair

MFC Member Since 2022

Matthew's career began with him as a critical care flight paramedic, he then transitioned to being a solid organ transplant coordinator and now manager for a company that is the largest user of DonorNet (the national organ sharing platform) in the United States. In his spare time, Matthew is also a certified advanced level wine professional & sommelier as well as an avid home cook with a penchant for collecting hand forged chef's knives and old world wines from Austria, France, Germany, and Spain.

Jordin Adkins

Welcome Brunch Chair

MFC Member Since 2021
Board Member Since 2021

Jordin is a Health Systems Clinical Sales Consultant at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Kami Mirande


MFC Member Since 2020
Board Member Since 2022

Kami is a graphic artist for a non-profit organization, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Klamath County, back home in Southern Oregon. She also recently enrolled at RCTC to work toward her second undergraduate degree.

Brittany Vaillant

Marketing and Social Media
Winter Carnival Co-Chair

MFC Member Since 2020
Board Member Since 2022

Brittany is a communications manager for Stryker, a leading medical technology company. Her formal education is in Finance and Accounting but her passion is communication and design. She loves international travel and volunteering. One of her most impactful trips was to participate in an Operation Smile mission in Morocco. Her husband is an Infectious Diseases fellow and they welcomed their first child together in August 2021.

Quinn Proffer

Taster’s Table Co-Chair

Quinn is Vice President at Flywheel, a research informatics company, and made Rochester his home in 2016. An avid Douglas Trail cyclist and Chester Woods kayaker, you can find Quinn outside even in the coldest months. His wife is an Alix School of Medicine alumna and current Dermatology resident.

Bethany Kundert

Winter Carnival Co-Chair

Bethany is a stay-at-home mom, Minnesota Master Naturalist, and nature photographer/artist. In a past life, she completed a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and worked as a Cytometry Technologist for many years. She is passionate about local nature, and she can be seen frequently birding around Rochester with her toddler and dog in tow (and on occasion - her pathology resident husband). 

Tina Rajnauth, M.D, MLT

New Member and MFC Liaison to Arizona, Florida and Medical/Graduate School

MFC Member Since 2021
Board Member Since 2022

Tina is an emergency medicine physician.

Carlyn Fredrick

Kaleidoscope Editor
Special Interest Group Coordinator

MFC Member Since 2020
Board Member Since 2023

Carlyn is a Marketing Lead at BookBub, a Boston-based startup that helps readers discover new books. Born and raised in California, she spent ten years in Massachusetts before moving to Minnesota. She loves going out to local restaurants and breweries, and she's a member of the Rochester Curling Club. 

Available Positions

Welcome Brunch

Seeking Vice Chair

Above: Some of our board members at 2022 Welcome Brunch

Above: Board members at Taster's Table 2019