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Our Organizational Leadership

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.


Executive Director

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.

Medical Care

Do you feel achy? Are you confused about what to do for your diabetes? Do you just feel sick and you don’t know why? At OCHC we can provide medical care for just about any condition that ails you! Learn more.

Behavioral Health

We want to make sure you feel strong and healthy – inside and out. We provide counselling to address issues like depression, anxiety and chemical abuse. Learn more.

Eye Care

Eye check-ups are important starting at an early age. Check-ups can help kids do better in school, and help adults avoid conditions that could cause blindness. Keep your eyes and your family’s eyes healthy.

Dental Care

Are you afraid of the dentist? Are you afraid of the cost of going to the dentist? Do you want to feel comfortable and know that you can afford dental care? Find out how we can help you!


Have you had whiplash from a car accident? An on-the-job injury? Do your joints simply ache? Find holistic care to ease pain for the whole family, including infants and children.