The Advanced Practice Fellowship is supported by the HealthPartners Institute Office of Health Professions Education (OHPE).The HealthPartners Institute improves care, health and well-being through research, education, and practice.

HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. As part of HealthPartners, APC Fellows will have access to an organization that includes hospitals, clinics, and a health plan. This access creates a unique synergy that broadens reach and as a result, provides incredible opportunities to make discoveries, develop and test ideas, and implement solutions based on evidence.

Our mission, vision, and values

• Mission: To improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients, and community.

• Vision: Health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust.

• Values: excellence, compassion, partnership, and integrity

Office of Health Professional Education Leadership:

Kelly Frisch, MD – DIO and Executive Director – Responsible for maintaining Institutional Accreditation and oversight of GME programs and training.  Leads health professions education strategy.
Michelle Noltimier, RN, BSN, MBA – Director of PA/NP Graduate Programs – Develops training systems for Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner learners. Directs the Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship Program. 

Meredith Wold, PA-C – APC Fellowship Central Director – Supports development of new post-graduate training programs at HealthPartners for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to enhance their clinical and professional skills in their chosen specialties and address future workforce needs.





The Advanced Practice Fellowship Council guides all aspects of APC fellowship education at HealthPartners. Every APC fellowship program at HealthPartners is represented on the council and actively participates in development of new programs.

Advanced Practice Fellowship Council:

  • Michelle Noltimier, RN, BSN, MBA – Director of AP/NP Graduate Programs
  • Ann Verhoeven – EM PA Fellowship Director
  • Scott Faust – Hospital Medicine APC Fellowship Co-Director
  • Meredith Wold – APC Fellowship Central Director
  • Tracy Keizer – Psychiatry APC Fellowship Director