Open Cities Health Center is led by an executive director; who is hired and supervised by a Board of Directors. The Executive Director in turn is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the organization.
Board of Directors
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Cities Health Center is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors compromised of at least 51% clinic patients. This reflects our commitment to ensuring accessible and appropriate services to meet the needs of our patients.
James Platten was appointed executive director of Open Cities Health Center in 2014. Mr. Platten has served in executive and leadership roles positions with a variety of Minnesota health care non-profits over the last 40 years, including Park Nicollet, Allina and Fairview. His background includes medical clinic operations, provider management and recruitment and strategic management. Most recently before coming to Open Cities Health Center, Mr. Platten served as an Director of Providers at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, working with multiple service lines and developed quality metrics for clinical care in dyad relationships with providers and designing models of care delivery. In addition, Mr Platten has served as adjunct faculty in the areas of management, operations, quality and strategic management at two local universities. Mr. Platten also is an active volunteer, working on many key initiatives surrounding community, mentoring and community.