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TRUST Member Spotlight: Ann Cazaban

Thursday, August 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The newest subject of the Women's Health Leadership TRUST Member Spotlight is Ann Cazaban, the executive director at Southside Community Health Services (SCHS) in Minneapolis. Her organization has been providing culturally competent primary and preventive health care services to the community for more than 48 years. Ann provides oversight on the day-to-day operations, fundraising and community engagement. Ann has served as executive director for two and a half years; she also served as interim executive director, associate director and manager of special projects at SCHS prior to her current role.

Ann joined the TRUST to meet new leaders in other sectors of the health care industry and to learn from them.

She has had a good experience being mentored. "My mentor met with me monthly and was available by email or phone between face-to-face visits. As a woman who earned her PhD later in life, she demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning and helped me realize that my role was a journey and that as the organization continues to evolve, so will I. She encouraged me to set goals and to celebrate and honor the goals as I met them."

Ann looks forward to serving as a mentor at some point. "I would like to mentor other women, sharing my experiences and knowledge after 12 years in the industry in a variety of roles. I believe that the mentor benefits as much as the mentee."

Ann Cazaban
Ann Cazaban

Each month, the TRUST highlights at least one member in our Member Spotlight feature. The profiles are coordinated by the TRUST's Marketing Communication Committee members, who work to select TRUST members from a variety of health care career settings and at various career stages. To learn more, contact one of the Marketing Communication Committee co-chairs or staff liaison Laurie Pumper.


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