Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Anneliese Peterson leads the operations and services provided by Walker Methodist’s housing communities. This includes providing expertise and vision for each community in their effort to offer the highest quality customer service.
Before joining Walker Methodist in 2013, Anneliese worked at Sunrise Senior Living for 11 years. In her positions with Sunrise, she served in roles in human resources, later becoming the Executive Director for numerous communities and served as the Regional Director of Operations in Minnesota.
Anneliese currently volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association on their Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Development Committees. She is also very involved with LeadingAge MN and has served as a past co-chair of the Housing Cabinet and as a member of the Quality Council.
Anneliese holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Organizational Communication from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Anneliese has recently been named to LeadingAge Minnesota’s 50 for the Next 50. 50 for the Next 50 recognizes innovative and influential leaders who are charting the course for the next wave of older adult services that will empower Minnesotans to age well and live fully.
An influential voice for home and community-based services, Anneliese has shaped public policy, fostered relationships with stakeholders, and taken on new roles and challenges to best meet the needs of older adults in all the places they call home.