Open Cities Health Center’s Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse and committed group of volunteers. The board is responsible for overseeing the overall health and well-being of the organization. They evaluate and provide direction for the mission, vision, values, operations, finances, and policies of Open Cities Health Center.
Our board members have deep roots in the local community and over half choose Open Cities Health Center as their primary clinic. This connection to the local community allows our board members to bring a valued diversity of experiences and ideas that help us continue to improve and provide community health with a heart.
Board of Directors
Eugene Nichols, Chair (Retired; 3M Health Care Division)
Charles Foye, Vice Chair (Retired: Pastor, Christ Temple Church)
Maypahu Ly (Big Brother, Big Sister)
Elsa Svenningsen, Secretary (Retired: Union Organizer)
Graham Butler (Graham Butler Legal Services, P.A.)
Jay Colond (IT Manager, McKnight Foundation)
Keillen Curtis (Lawyer, Curtis Law Firm)
Anna Diaz (School of Public Health)
Coral Garner (Director Adolescent Health & Youth Development, Minneapolis Health Department)
Frank Spoden (Retired: Mental Health – Clinical Therapist)
James Platten (CEO, Open Cities Health Center – non-voting member)