This post was written by Gretchen Hammer, a previous member of our team.
Q: What do you call 14 of the greatest health care minds in Colorado?
A: The CCMU Board of Directors.
This month CCMU will celebrate 15 years of work toward our unwavering mission of improving care for the underserved. Our unyielding focus on our mission and much of the progress that we celebrate is because of the dedication and guidance of the CCMU Board of Directors, not just as Board Members, but as health care experts making an impact in Colorado through their own hard work.
The CCMU Board of Directors is a dynamic group of health care leaders who dedicate their time, energy, and passion to help CCMU reach our mission. It is a profound privilege to call these folks my bosses and to have such a knowledgeable and respected group of advisors for our work. These experts in the field keep us up to speed about the latest issues in improving value in health care, addressing oral health needs across the state, maintaining the health care safety net, providing mental health services to vulnerable populations, and of course, relevant legal and financial issues that could impact our work.
More important than their expertise, however, the CCMU Board of Directors provides a moral compass for the organization and grounds us in our mission. Whenever we get stuck on an issue or are unsure of which path to take, I look forward to talking with the Board and relishing their thoughtful dialogue and guidance. I greatly admire their ability to perfectly balance a deep and sincere compassion for the underserved and their health care providers with a strategic pragmatism that makes me a better leader and our organization a better agent of change.
So this month, I dedicate this column space to:
- Sharon Adams
- Barbara Brett
- Karen Cody Carlson
- Dr. Carl Clark
- Dave Dennis
- Dr. Mark Earnest
- Natalie Funk
- John Gardner
- Tracy Johnson
- Dr. Larry Kieft
- Brenda Morrison
- Gerry Niederman
- Edie Sonn
- Dr. Gary VanderArk
Our fabulous board of directors.