At ClearWay Minnesota’s Annual Meeting today, the Board of Directors welcomed three new members and installed new officers.
The Board oversees our work to provide free tobacco cessation services, fund and conduct research, pursue public policy initiatives and conduct other efforts to reduce tobacco’s harm in Minnesota. Some members are appointed by state government officials while others are elected to at-large seats.
The new members bring expertise in several areas. They are:
- Kelly Drummer, President and CEO of the Tiwahe Foundation, an independent community foundation working to renew American Indian communities and make them self-sustaining. Ms. Drummer has a long history of leadership with philanthropic organizations.
- Janet Keysser, former manager of the state’s asthma program at the Minnesota Department of Health. During her 14 years in that position, she oversaw the development of Minnesota’s first asthma plan.
- Anne Vars, a senior project manager in health care at Target. Previously, Ms. Vars was a consultant who advised health systems such as hospitals on strategic planning, program development and other activities.
The Board also saluted Medtronic executive Lyn Stepaniak, whose term on the Board has expired. More information about ClearWay’s Board is available here.