Membership in the Women's Health Leadership Trust provides a number of benefits.
Membership is open to active members of the health care industry in Minnesota. For an explanation of membership categories, please refer to the member types listed below. TRUST reviews all applications for membership and reserves the right to deny membership to those individuals who do not meet the criteria for membership as specified in the membership requirements.
TRUST offers a rolling membership, meaning your membership begins on the date your application is approved and payment is processed, and extends for one year. Dues may be deductible as membership in a professional association on your income tax forms. Consult your tax advisor for more information. To receive member rates for an event, you must first become a member, and then register for the event(s). These will be two separate transactions.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at 651.366.6085.
Why Join the TRUST?
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The TRUST is an organization of active members of the health care industry in Minnesota. We are delighted you are interested in applying for membership. Please keep the following membership criteria in mind:
Members must be currently active in health care or a health related field,
Have been in an influential policy-setting, management or leadership position for at least one year,
Be committed to the advancement of women in health care.
Individuals who are enrolled in graduate level health care studies at an accredited college or university are also welcome to join the TRUST; see below for information about our Graduate Student Membership
Select a Membership Level
Choose the member type and complete the online application and pay with credit card or create an invoice. IMPORTANT: Membership will not be active until payment is received. If you choose the invoice option, you will need to pay in 30 days or your application will be removed from the database.
Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and Discover
At this TRUST membership level, members pay annual dues which include most, but not all events. NOTE: registration is still required for each event. All Inclusive Members are eligible to participate in the TRUST's Accelerate! Mentoring Program.
All Inclusive price includes:
Regular monthly programs
All Inclusive Members pay "a la carte" for the following events:
Individuals who are faculty of or enrolled in graduate level health care studies at an accredited college or university. For this TRUST membership level, member dues include most, but not all events. NOTE: Registration is still required for each event.
Graduate Student/Faculty membership includes:
Regular monthly programs
Personal Development Series
Graduate Student/Faculty members pay "a la carte" for the following events:
Pinnacle Leader Dinners: cost varies
Special Events (Boat Cruise, The Forum): cost varies
Individuals who wish to register for events may sign up as a guest. Guests will not receive any benefits. This membership is mainly for non-members to use the website.
Membership period: Annual membership runs for one year from the date your application/renewal is approved and payment is processed.
Member rates for an event:
To receive member rates for an event(s), you must join first and then register for the event(s). These will be two separate transactions. Once your membership is active, you will then need to sign back in and go to sub-accounts in the profile to add your contacts.
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Julie Bluhm, Guild Incorporated
Sarah Borgerding, HealthPartners
Patty Bowler, Minneapolis Department of Health
Cheryl Brennan, In Transition
Kelsey Buhr, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Rev. Laurie Damberg, Bethel University
Victoria Hanson, Mayo Clinic Health System
Mamie Jin, University of Minnesota Health / Fairview
Kelly Litsheim, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Christie Martin, Allina Health System-Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Susan McClernon, University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education, Health Services Management
Laura Reed, Fairview Health Services
Carla Stark-Parrish, DCP Associates
Betsy Van Hecke, Medtronic, PLC
Members Who Renewed Membership in September:
Tracey Armstrong, Lutheran Social Service of MN
Jeanette Augustson, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Ashley Bane, Compeer Financial
JoAnn Birkholz, Medica Foundation
Barbara Blumer, Barb Blumer Law, P.A.
Leslie Bodell, Optum
Christi Burdick-Travis, University of St. Thomas
Julie Dekker, Fulcrum Health
Roberta Dressen, White Rock Partners
Seanne Falconer, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Roberta Fernandez, The FARE Hypnosis Center
Barbara Fordyce, In Transition
Kari Harrisville, C2IT Solutions
April O'Brien, Bethesda Hospital/ HealthEast
Christine Horton, DevicePharm
Kathryn Kallas, Kallas & Associates, LLC
Nell Kauls, Optum
Leslie McDonnell, 3M Health Care Business
Helen McIntyre, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Penelope Moyers, St. Catherine University
Norma Porter, Anthem/DeCare Dental
Cynthia Ramsey, Cigna
Carolyn Ringhofer, Medica
Jennifer Runchey, Prime Therapeutics
Pam Stegora Axberg, Pam Stegora Axberg
Nicole Stretar, SelectAccount
Marissa Szody, Allina Health
Lisa Tindell, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Alanna Valadez, HealthEast Community Services & Bethesda Hospital
Linda Zespy, RedBrick Health Corporation