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Toni Kay Mangskau


Toni Kay Mangskau grew up in the Rochester, MN area and graduated from Winona State University with a degree in social work. 

She has worked at Mayo Clinic for the past 35 years with her most recent position in cancer research. Ms. Mangskau’s prior work experiences include the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Research Program, various community mental health and corrections programs, state legislative analyst and a volunteer caseworker for a local immigrant and refugee agency. 

She has served as American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN) ACT Lead for Congressional District 1 and was awarded National Act Lead in 2013. Currently, she is a volunteer with Three Rivers Restorative Justice , Olmsted County United Way Research team, Age Friendly Olmsted County, National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) serving as the Minnesota lead, and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) focusing on caregiving issues.

Ms. Mangskau has been a caregiver for five family members with significant health issues. She has advocated for a variety of health-related legislation at the state and federal level.

In addition to her work and advocacy activities, Ms. Mangskau is the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren.