Stratis Health Welcomes New Board Members: Jeremy Hanson Willis, Pamela Parker, and Janet Silversmith
BLOOMINGTON, MN (January 2, 2024) Three extraordinary leaders – Jeremy Hanson Willis, Pamela Parker, and Janet Silversmith – who are working tirelessly to improve the quality of health for communities join the board of Stratis Health, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that is a national leader in health improvement.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeremy, Pam, and Janet to our board. They are joining Stratis Health at a critical time in its history as we work to improve health and lead health care transformation. Their wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives will shape and strengthen how we optimize people-centered health care, empower marginalized communities, and champion quality health and care,”
— Ruby Schoen, Stratis Health Board Chair
Jeremy Hanson Willis is the Chief Executive Officer for Rainbow Health. As a trusted executive, he has expanded Rainbow Health’s mental and chemical health services and launched a virtual HIV/STI pharmacy and aging services for older LGBTQ+ adults and people with HIV. Jeremy brings more than two decades of public and private sector work experience, and he will play a crucial role in leveraging Stratis Health’s strengths in driving change toward equitable health outcomes.
Pamela Parker has been the Medicare Medicaid Integration Consultant to SNP Alliance since 2014. With over 35 years in Minnesota State Department of Human Services (DHS) management positions, Pamela has an extensive track record of developing/managing state health and long-term care (LTC) programs and rate development. As a transformative leader, Pamela was responsible for developing and implementing the first integrated Medicare and Medicaid demonstration for people with dual eligibility. At Stratis Health, she will be an asset to how Stratis Health improves care for older adults and will serve as one of two designated consumer representatives on the board.
Janet Silversmith is the CEO of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), the state’s oldest and largest professional association for physicians and physicians-in-training. Previously, she served as the MMA’s Director of Health Policy. In that position, she was responsible for providing leadership for MMA advocacy strategy and the analysis and development of MMA policy. Janet has more than 25 years of experience in health policy and a background in health disparities research. Janet joined the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Board of Directors in July 2018 and has served as Secretary/Treasurer. As one of the cross-over members from the MAPS board to Stratis Health, Janet will provide unique insights on how Stratis Health’s patient safety work can be more targeted and impactful.
The Stratis Health Board of Directors includes a diverse representation of physician and nurse leadership, health system and health plan leadership, business sector expertise, academics and research, and consumers. The new board members will serve three-year terms of service effective January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2026.