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TRUST Annual Meeting

MEMBERS ONLY: Personal Development Series "Creating and Strengthening Your Personal Brand"

October 2015 New Member Breakfast

Monthly Program: We Don’t Think the Way We Think We Think


MEMBERS ONLY: Personal Development Series "Resilience in Health Care"

November 2015 New Member Breakfast

MEMBERS ONLY: Personal Development Series "A Positively Brilliant You!"



The Women's Health Leadership TRUST

The Women's Health Leadership TRUST is a professional network of executive women in health care, founded in the Twin Cities.

Together we are:

  • Creating exciting opportunities to network within the health care industry;
  • Offering programs, seminars, and workshops designed to enhance leadership skills;
  • Providing meaningful educational offerings and programs
  • Advancing the health care careers of women


Carol Kraft

TRUST President Carol Kraft

Register Now – Annual Meeting, October 5, 2015


Meet New TRUST President Carol Kraft

At this event, Janet Stacey, President of Fairview Foundation, will pass the baton to Carol Kraft, President & CEO, SelectAccount. Carol will discuss the strategic work completed over the summer by the TRUST Board of Directors that will shape our programs and plans for the next year. We will also welcome four new Board members — Amy Ronneberg, Chief Financial Officer, Be The Match; Christine Bent, Senior Vice President, Allina Health; Ellyn Hosch, CIO, Prime Therapeutics; and Monica Engel, VP of Consumer Markets, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. We will say thank-you to Board members who are completing their terms (Marian Furlong, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Kaye Foley, independent health care consultant; and Wendy Stulac Motzel, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin).

Wendy Stulac MotelWendy Stulac Motzel, the TRUST's 2015 Jean Harris Award recipient, will present a keynote address on mentoring, her career path and the innovation she has experienced in her positions at HealthEast, University of Minnesota Physicians and Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.

The TRUST will also announce the launch of a new TRUST Mentoring Program, one of the priority initiatives from the Leadership Development Committee. Be among the first to hear all about it! Registration is now open.

TRUST Boat Cruise Rolled Down the River

More than 100 TRUST members enjoyed the camaraderie and scenery during the organization's annual boat cruise, held on August 18. Watch for photos from the event soon.


Carol Kraft is the TRUST's new President, effective September 30. Carol has been a member of the TRUST since 2006. She says, “Since I joined the TRUST, I have been actively engaged on various committees including co-chairing the TRUST Forum. I am excited about the upcoming year and our focus on innovation, member benefits and leadership development. I have been in the health care industry for 35 years — and I have never seen such a rapid pace of change. It is an exciting industry to be in and I look forward to charting new courses with the TRUST members.”

In her professional role, Carol is President and Chief Executive Officer of SelectAccount. SelectAccount is a spending account administrator for consumer directed health plans. As CEO, Carol manages all aspects of the business, including sales, operations and technology. SelectAccount manages $2.3 billion annually as consumers spend and save through their HSA, HRA, FSA and VEBA accounts. In addition to the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST, Carol serves on the boards of CCStpa, a third party administrator providing solutions to business with self-funded health plans, the Walker Methodist Foundation and is a member of the executive leadership team for Go Red For Women. She also serves on the board of the American Bankers Association HSA Council in Washington, DC and is a member of Women Business Leaders (WBL).

Save the Date for the 2016 TRUST Forum!

The TRUST’s annual signature education and networking event will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Our theme will be "Innovation in Minnesota Health Care," and Cindy Kent, President & General Manager, 3M Drug Delivery Systems, will present our keynote address. Watch for more details in the coming months — and save the date!

Innovation word cloud

The full photo gallery from the TRUST's 2015 Forum is now available! We have also posted photos from the record-setting event at our Forum page on this website and at the TRUST's Facebook page.

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St. Paul, MN 55114
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