Generations Health Care Initiatives (GHCI), a private, Duluth-based foundation that engages the community in improving health for all, especially the underserved, has announced the election of new board officers and the addition of one new board member.
New officers include board chair Julie Pierce , Vice President of Strategy and Planning at Minnesota Power; vice chair Stephanie Balmer , Partner at Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer; and secretary/treasurer Steve Patronas , Senior Vice President at RBC Wealth Management.
Newly elected to the board of directors is Elizabeth Henderson , Treatment Court Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Judicial Branch overseeing South St. Louis County Mental Health Court.
Other GHCI board members are Thomas Albright ; Carl Crawford ; Steve Greenfield ; Lynn Goerdt ; past chair Jo Ann Hoag ; and Michael Slag, MD .
The GHCI staff is comprised of Executive Director Mary Rapps ; Breanna Haas ; Megan Halena ; Sonia Kjos ; Terry Leonidas and Sarah Nelson .
Generations Health Care Initiatives carries forward the legacy of the Andreas M. Miller Trust, which established Duluth’s Miller Memorial Hospital in 1934, the predecessor to Miller-Dwan Medical Center. After the merger between the SMDC Health System and Miller-Dwan Medical Center in 2001, Generations Health Care Initiatives was formed to explore and implement innovative strategies to address the region’s health needs.
The organization is located at 130 W. Superior St., Suite 700. Its phone number is 218/336-5700; its web address is ghci.us.