SHARON GABRIELSON is dedicated to enhancing the lives of consumers through health and wellness products and services. Recognized for her role in energizing innovative and creative market-driven solutions, she focuses on leveraging portfolio strengths, engaging others in a vision, and taking calculated risks. With the confidence and expertise to make high stakes decisions from research and evidence-based information, Sharon is adept at navigating the changing healthcare environment.
Currently, Sharon is Chair (Division President Equivalent) of the Global Business Solutions Department at Mayo Clinic. She has also served as Administrator of the Clinic’s Office of Population Health, and Vice Chair of Health System Administration (COO Equivalent). As Chair of Global Business Solutions, Sharon directs the creation and delivery of domestic and international new business development opportunities for commercializing the Clinic’s competencies to deliver service-based products to the B2B and B2C markets. As Vice Chair of Health System Administration, she led a $2 billion revenue generating organization of community-based practices through the transformation from “fee for service” to “value based care”. She also led the design and implementation of the new governance structure for Mayo Clinic in the Midwest. In these roles, she was instrumental in developing a strategic plan for market penetration, scaling for growth and competing in a risk-based environment.
Previously at the Mayo Clinic, Sharon rose to a leadership role as Section Head of the Division of Systems and Procedures, the company’s management, engineering and internal consulting function. Earlier she held administrative positions with the Olmsted Medical Center and LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization. She began her career as an RN at Saint Marys Hospital.
Sharon has served on numerous leadership and management committees of Mayo Clinic as well as several industry boards. Her board memberships include American Medical Group Association, Mayo Medical Services, Inc., the Health Tradition Health Plan, the Austin Medical Center as Compensation Committee Chair, and the Albert Lea Medical Center. She has made presentations to industry associations on topics such as competing with disruptive innovators and authored articles with her most recent one being “Developing a new governance structure: the mayo clinic experience”. Sharon received an MA in Health Administration and an MA in Management from Saint Mary’s University and a BS in Nursing from Winona State University.