Board of Directors
Ms. Johnson has served as a member of the Board of Directors since April of 2020. She is currently President and General Manager of Affinity Capital Management, a venture capital firm that invests primarily in seed and early-stage health care companies in the United States, a position she has held since 2000. Ms. Johnson also currently serves on the Board of Directors for AtriCure (Nasdaq: ATRC) and ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLPT), both medical technology companies.
Ms. Johnson held several leadership roles at Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) over the course of 17 years, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Her experience at Medtronic included President and General Manager of its vascular business and President and General Manager of its tachyarrhythmia management business, among other roles.
Ms. Johnson previously served on the Board of Directors of The Spectranetics Corporation, a medical device company which was acquired by Royal Philips, ADC Telecommunications, which was acquired by Tyco Electronics, and Pentair, an industrial manufacturing company. She also served as a member of the board of directors of Piper Sandler (formerly Piper Jaffray), an investment banking firm, from 2003 to 2019. She was lead director for Piper Sandler from 2012 to 2018. Ms. Johnson is also currently Chair of the Investment Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota Foundation and serves on the boards of several private entities. She received her B.A. from St. Olaf College.