Trusted Sr. Leader

Do you know a proven leader in the health-care industry? A senior-level professional or executive who has demonstrated her commitment to the industry – while inspiring and mentoring others?

Why not recognize her contributions by nominating her for the Trust Senior Leader Award? Nominees can be colleagues, supervisors or partners; they do not have to be TRUST members.

The Trusted Senior Leader Award (along with the Emerging Leader Award) is presented at the TRUST’s annual Forum event. Both awards celebrate women who exemplify the positive actions, traits and passion of leaders in the health care industry.

2013 "Trusted Sr. Leader" Recipient,
Dr. Sheila Riggs, Associate Professor
Division of Dental Public Health Chair of
Department of Primary Dental Care
University of Minnesota 


Trusted Senior Leader Award Criteria

  • Senior leadership or executive role in the health care industry
  • Recognized role model and leader for change and innovation within her company and/or the industry
  • Mentor to others
  • Participation in organizations that either promote improvements in the health care industry or support the development of women
  • Must be in attendance at the annual TRUST Forum event

Past Recipients

2013 - Dr. Sheila Riggs

Expansive innovator is the term most associated with Sheila Riggs, a health care executive with two doctorates in health care and over 20 years of cross-functional industry experience.

From her analytic training at Harvard to her executive and academic positions in health care across the Midwest, she has built a reputation in the field of health care analytics and worked to bring the latest innovations to the health care economy. 

Sheila has earned the trust and respect of health care and policy colleagues by staying fastidiously grounded in the evidence as we implement the Triple Aim. Not only an innovative leader in the health care industry, Sheila is also an inspiring mentor within the community, dedicating her time and talents to the TRUST, the YWCA of Minneapolis, the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable.   


2012 Shirley Weis

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic. Shirley is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and serves as secretary for the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors. She oversees operations of Mayo Clinic’s health care system that treats more than 1 million people each year.

Shirley was named one of the Top 25 Women in Health care for 2007 and one of 25 Women Industry Leaders in the Twin Cities in 2009.



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