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Portico Healthnet, a Twin Cities based nonprofit dedicated to ensuring all Minnesotans have access to health care, announced today the election of seven new board members. New members, who were elected to a three-year term, include:

  • Aaron Bloomquist, Chief Financial Officer, North Memorial Health Care
  • Blake Darsow, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Community Care
  • Dana Erickson, Senior Vice President, Health Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Derrick Hollings, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Hennepin Healthcare System
  • Dominic McQuerry, Public Policy Manager, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • Ghita Worcester, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Chief Marketing Officer, UCare
  • Anna Youngerman, Chief Value Officer, Children’s Minnesota

“We are honored that these health care and community leaders have joined our board of directors. They bring a wealth of knowledge, and share a commitment to increasing health care access for the most vulnerable in our community,” said Kimberly Parrish, Chair of the Portico Healthnet Board of Directors.

“Through direct client service and advocacy for systems change, Portico is working to create a community in which all Minnesotans have access to health coverage and care,” said Meghan Kimmel, Portico Healthnet’s President. “The board guides this work, and we are grateful for their leadership.”

About Portico Healthnet

Portico Healthnet is a nonprofit organization with a 24-year history helping low-income Minnesotans access affordable health care. Portico assists low-income, uninsured Minnesotans to enroll into health care coverage, understand how to use the health care system, and access community resources. Since its founding, Portico has helped over 50,000 low-income, uninsured children, families and adults overcome barriers to quality health care coverage and services. Portico employs multi-lingual and culturally competent community health workers and care management coordinators in order to effectively serve the diverse populations represented among Minnesota’s uninsured. To learn more, visit or call 651-489-2273