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HealthPartners names Pahoua Yang Hoffman Senior Vice President, Government and Community Relations

January 10, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – HealthPartners today announced that Pahoua Yang Hoffman has been named senior vice president of government and community relations.

In this role, Hoffman and her team will partner with local, state and national organizations and government agencies to improve community health and well-being and ensure access to high quality, affordable care and coverage. She will lead the organization’s community engagement initiatives and advocacy efforts on behalf of HealthPartners’ patients and members.

“We’re excited to welcome Pahoua to our team,” said HealthPartners President and CEO Andrea Walsh. “Her impressive background in community relations, public policy and government affairs will help us continue to support our patients, members, employers and community through innovative partnerships and reforms to support health and well-being.”

Hoffman has more than two decades of experience in community engagement and public policy. She joins HealthPartners from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, where she was the senior vice president of community impact. Previously she held roles at the Citizens League, Twin Cities PBS and the University of St. Thomas Office of International Students.

“I'm excited to join an amazing team of 26,000 people who partner with patients, members and the community to improve health and well-being,” said Hoffman. “Listening to and learning from community, as well supporting community members to be their own agents of change, has always guided my approach. This will be particularly important in health care – an industry that can be challenging to understand. I look forward to working with a talented team and building upon the organization’s strong foundation.”

Hoffman currently serves as a board member for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Constellation Fund, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, the Girl Friday Theatre Productions and is an advisory board member with the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. She succeeds Donna Zimmerman, who is retiring from HealthPartners after 25 years.

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