Dr. Olson is a pediatric hospitalist at Children's Minnesota and an associate program director for the Pediatric Residency at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about the power of storytelling to build connection, foster empathy and promote healing.
Read “Muscle Memory” by Dr. Olson (Academic Pediatrics: In the Moment, 2021)
Dr. Trappey is a Med-Peds hospitalist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He is passionate about helping other providers become more effective storytellers through programs and events like story slams, storytelling workshops and electives.
Read “Running on Fumes” by Dr. Trappey (JAMA: A Piece of My Mind, 2020)
TSEGANESH SELAMEAB, MD
Dr. Selameab (she/her) is a wife and mother of three amazing girls who practices internal medicine in St. Paul, with a focus on refugee and immigrant populations as well as urban-underserved and community-based advocacy. Storytelling and narrative medicine has been a part of Dr. Selameab’s medical journey for many years and she has been invited to share her written work at the University of Minnesota Medical School White Coat ceremony, at regional medical conferences, and has participated in several local and national storytelling events.
Watch "Advocating Diastole" by Dr. Selameab. Artwork by Akit Mehta, MD. Animation by Carrie Clark.
Dr. Williams is a Med-Peds hospitalist at HealthPartners who splits his clinical time between Regions and Children’s Minnesota. He is also an Associate Program Director of the Med-Peds residency program at the University of Minnesota. He is passionate about creative writing and the power of narrative expression to cultivate resilience.
Dr. Hallberg has long been an active patron, participant and volunteer in the Twin Cities arts community, and he has woven medicine and the arts together in myriad ways since he was a medical student. As medical director of the innovative and award-winning Mill City Clinic, he has been able to create a unique space where the art of medicine is carried out seamlessly.
JENNIE MAGNER, MA
Jennie has a BFA in visual art (two-dimensional design) and MA in comparative and international development education. She enjoys merging her academic backgrounds in education, art, and international work through CFAM’s creative and interdisciplinary work.