Our Senior Leaders

Kathy Johnson, Interim CEO, joined the AAHS team in March, 2017. Johnson brings over 40 years of experience in the health care industry. She holds an associate’s degree in nursing, a four-year degree in organizational management and communication from Concordia, St. Paul, and is a certified health care executive through the University of Minnesota Independent Study Program. She is retired as CEO of Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dawson as of October 2015. Kathy lives in Dawson with husband, Dwayne and has two children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Contact Kathy at kjohnson@aahsmn.org.


Anne Kells, CFO joined the AAHS team in 2010. Kells received her B.S. degree in Accounting from Moorhead State University. She brings 13 years of work experience;  formerly as West-Con’s Controller. She was also an auditor at Dana F. Cole and Finance & Human Resource Director at Pioneer Public TV. Anne and her husband live in Appleton with their two children.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she responded, “Cleaning up the financials, creating a budget and the commitment of the staff to follow the budget and put us on the right track.” Contact Anne at akells@aahsmn.org.


Pam Martinson, Human Resource Director joined the AAHS team in 2013. Martinson received her office information system specialist associate in applied science degree and legal secretary diploma from Alexandria Technical College. She comes to us with a broad range of experiences in several industries with over 12 years of work experience. Prior to joining the AAHS team, Pam worked as a Human Resource Representative at Case New Holland in Benson. There, she focused on recruiting, hiring and training to meet business needs of over 200 employees. When Pam is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s sporting events and is a huge Minnesota Wild Fan.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she responded, “The values and leadership are outstanding.  It’s nice to be on a team that is respected and helps one another.” Contact Pam at pmartinson@aahsmn.org.


Judy Carruth, Clinic Manager has been part of the AAHS team for 33 years. She started her career in the business office and was promoted to clinic manager in 1986. Judy and her husband, Jim have two children that have graduated from high school and live on a farm near Danvers. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys being at the lake with her family.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she said, “Delivering quality care and patient satisfaction.” Contact Judy at jcarruth@aahsmn.org.


Andrea Brooks, Care Center Director of Nursing joined the AAHS team in May 2016. She brings 30 years of health care experience. Andrea started as a CNA in high school, joined the military and became a Field Combat Medics, received her LPN in the Military and later received her RN from Ridgewater College, Willmar. Pathway Health Services was her most recent employer where she was a Nurse Consultant performing many tasks. Andrea is married to her husband Jim, has four children and one grandchild. She enjoys traveling to different horse camping sites.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she said, “The residents and the staff. It is really nice to see the interaction of the staff with the residents. The staff truly care about the residents and the residents seem happy to be here.” Contact Andrea at abrooks@aahsmn.org.