“I chose to serve on the Winona Health board of directors as a way of giving back to my community,” said Highum. “I come from a family who believes in giving back, and I’m excited to have an opportunity to participate on a community board that is committed to helping people.”
Highum is the senior system analyst with The J.R. Watkins Co. in Winona, Minn. She has been with the company for more than 21 years. A long-time Rushford resident, Highum is the daughter-in-law of long-time Winona Health board member Herb Highum, who retired from the board in December. Highum and her husband, Ken, live in Rushford and have two grown sons.
In addition to Highum, Winona Health board members are: Ken Mogren, chair; Roderick S. Baker; Scott Biesanz; Steve Blue; Scott Birdsall, MD; Matthew Broghammer, DO; Vicki Decker; Gary Evans; Richard Ferris, MD; Pastor Rick Iglesias; Jim Killian; Hugh Miller; Daniel Parker, MD; Rachelle Schultz, president/CEO; Kim Schwab; and Mark Wagner.
The Winona Health board is composed of community members elected to serve on the board on a volunteer basis. The board is responsible for establishing Winona Health’s strategic direction; quality and safety; financial oversight; and setting organizational policy. Board members are committed to guiding Winona Health in its mission to improve the health and well-being of the greater Winona area community while remaining a strong and independent, not-for-profit community-owned healthcare system.