The 2015 Forum

An annual event presented by
the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST

The TRUST’s annual signature education and networking event just gets bigger and better every year. In 2015, nearly 900 women and men in health care came together for a wonderful program and great networking. On April 25, 2016, we will welcome Cindy Kent, President & General Manager, 3M Drug Delivery Systems, as our keynote presenter. Learn more about the 2016 Forum.

The 2015 Forum was held on Tuesday, April 21, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Cynthia Lesher, former president and CEO at Northern States Power Company - Minnesota, an Xcel Energy company, was a great hit with her keynote address, "You Are the CEO of Your Life." Read a follow-up Q&A with Cynthia Lesher, conducted by TRUST Secretary Theresa Pesch. Liz Collin, WCCO-TV anchor and reporter, served as emcee. Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making the event possible! Thanks as well to our dedicated committee — led by co-chairs Dee Thibodeau, Theresa Pesch and Carol Kraft — for their excellent work in planning the Forum! View our photo gallery from the event.

Every year, part of the program at the Forum celebrates women who exemplify the positive actions, traits and passion of leaders in health care. Visit our awards page for details.


Forum Full House

The 2015 Trust Forum attracted nearly 900 attendees.
Cynthia Lesher

Cynthia Lesher drew laughter and applause with her inspiring keynote presentation.

Nancy Feldman

Nancy Feldman, President and CEO of UCare, accepted the TRUST's 21st Century Pinnacle Leader award.
Janet Stacey

TRUST President Janet Stacey of PadillaCRT presented more than 30 Women in Health Care Leadership Awards.

Wendy Stulac Motzel, Administrative Director, Surgical Administrative Center, University of Minnesota Medical School, accepted the TRUST's Jean Harris Award.
Theresa Pesch

Theresa Pesch, President, Children's Health Care Foundation and Vice President of Development for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Silvia Perez receives award

Silvia Perez of 3M received one of the TRUST's Women in Health Care Leadership Awards. Left to right: President Janet Stacey, Vice President Carol Kraft, Silvia Perez, Theresa Pesch and Dee Thibodeau.
Stella Whitney-West receives Award

Stella Whitney-West of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center received one of the TRUST's Women in Health Care Leadership Awards. Left to right: President Janet Stacey, Vice President Carol Kraft, Stella Whitney-West, Theresa Pesch and Dee Thibodeau.


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