Michele Peterson, MD, Co-Vice Chair
Michele is a pediatrician who currently practices at Central Pediatrics, and was formerly an MD with HealthEast. She attended medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota. Long before entering medical school, she had the pleasure of babysitting and then becoming the Personal Care Attendant for a beautiful little girl, Jennifer Mohwinkel. Jenni was born on Halloween and was perfect in every way. Around the time she was 3 years old, she started to miss some of her development milestones. She eventually was diagnosed with a rare neurodegenerative disease, Sandhoff’s, and subsequently died at the age of 10. Michele supported and cared for Jenni for over 5 years, until her passing in her home. Her time with Jenni forever changed the pediatrician she would become and is the reason she believes so strongly in the mission of Crescent Cove. When she is not working Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with her husband , two teen-age children. She enjoys skiing, biking and traveling when she has time. To this day, she remains very close to Jenna’s family as well.