At their June meeting, the Board of Directors of Southern Minnesota AHEC elected Steven L. Perkins of Luverne and Rock County as a new board member. Mr. Perkins is semi-retired from a career in executive management in both private industry and the public sector. He currently operates Perkins Consulting, which provides management, financial and strategic planning, executive search and economic development consulting services to businesses and government. He describes himself as, "A goal driven, tenacious volunteer for health care and charity that believes leaders must set the example for organizational and societal collaborative action." Beneficiaries of his passion for volunteering include the Sanford Health Luverne Hospital Board of Directors, the Minnesota Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association, Luverne Area Community Foundation, Southwest Minnesota EMS Corporation, Missouri River Energy Systems, New Life Treatment Center, Inc., Minnesota Mayor's Association, and many others.
Gina Danyluk, B.S., M.B.A., Assistant to the CFO of the Academic Health Center, has been appointed by Frank Cerra, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota to fill the unexpired term of Stewart McMullan, who has moved to a new position at the University. Ms. Danyluk has been employed at the University of Minnesota for ten years. She was Director of Accounting Services in the Controller's office for five years; spent three years on the University's enterprise financial system implementation project and the last two years at the Academic Health Center. Ms. Danyluk has a Master of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Georgia State University.
Southern Minnesota AHEC is pleased to welcome these to new members to the Board of Directors.