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?
This video shows our members talking about why they belong to the TRUST. If you are interested in becoming a TRUST member, this video will help you make your decision. If you are already a member, please share the video with a colleague who is not yet a member.
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
1 year Membership fee - $100
*St. Catherine University students interested in a student membership are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about a complimentary membership from the university.
*University of St. Thomas students interested in a student membership are encouraged to email Kate DiAna at email@example.com for information about discounted membership from the university.
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.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 651.366.6085 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive at least one email per month from our domain – whltrust.org.
Make sure this domain is on your safe sender/white list to receive our communication. Contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you.
Mary Jo Huppert, Fairview Health Services
Katie Jacobson, Northwestern Mutual
Karin Johnson, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Pinar Karaca-Mandic, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Pa Nhia Lee, University of St. Thomas
May Lor, University of St. Thomas
Karin Lund, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Melanie Majerus, UnitedHealthcare
Fairview Health Services
Janet Pestle, United Hospital - Allina Health
Kate Smith, Noelle Health
Amy Staudinger, Colliers Project Management
Mary Walton, UnitedHealthcare
Members Who Renewed Membership in September:
Jeanette Augustson, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Katelyn Barr, Hollstadt Consulting
Chrissy Bell, 3M Health Care Business
Patty Bowler, Minneapolis Health Department
Mary Chapa, Fairview
Monica Devers, Augsburg University
Roberta Fernandez, Conscious Napping
Tara Florek, Mediture
Barbara Fordyce, Oasis Senior Advisors Minnetonka
Mary Hengen, In transition, previously at Optum
Christine Horton, DevicePharm
Sarah Keenan, Bluestone Physician Services
Danielle Kent, Prime Therapeutics
Stefanie Lenway, University of St. Thomas
Theresa Luke, HealthPartners
Jena Machart, Ameriprise Financial
Susan McClernon, University of Minnesota, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Health Services Management
Helen McIntyre, M Health Fairview
Abbie Miller, HealthEast Care System
Beth Monsrud, UCare
Beth Olson, Lagoon Health, LLC
Norma Porter, Anthem/DeCare Dental
Jennifer Runchey, Prime Therapeutics
Sophia Skemp, BWBR
Carla Stark-Parrish, DCP Associates
Barbara Stinnett, Timmaron Group
Nicole Stretar, Further
Marissa Szody, Allina Health
Analyn Walchak, Optimize PPT
Rita Webster, WiseLeader
Linda Zespy, RedBrick Health Corporation