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Regions Hospital Board of Directors adds five new members in 2019


September 25, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Regions Hospital has added five new members to its Board of Directors this year. Armando Camacho, president and CEO of Opportunity Partners; Acooa Ellis, senior vice president of community impact at the Great Twin Cities United Way; Kent Larson, executive vice president and group president of operations at Xcel Energy; Mike Vale, executive vice president of the Safety and Industrial Business Group at 3M; and Lance Whitacre, chief information officer at Andersen Corporation, joined the board earlier this year.

  • Armando Camacho joined nonprofit disability organization Opportunity Partners in 2014.
  • Acooa Ellis has been with the Greater Twin Cities United Way since 2018.
  • Kent Larson has been with Xcel Energy since 1982.
  • Mike Vale has been with 3M for 25 years.
  • Lance Whitacre joined Andersen Corporation in 2001.

2019 Regions Hospital Board of Directors:

  • Jennifer Reedy, board chair; Bush Foundation CEO
  • Jim McDonough, past board chair; Ramsey County commissioner
  • Laura Liu, vice chair and board treasurer; College Possible CFO
  • Armando Camacho, Opportunity Partners president and CEO
  • Steve Connelly, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group co-executive medical director
  • Angie Dillow, PhD, AKD Consulting, LLC, strategic consultant
  • Acooa Ellis, Greater Twin Cities United Way senior vice president of community impact
  • Jan Halverson, retired attorney
  • Jennifer Hines, MD, HealthPartners Midway Clinic clinical medical director
  • Todd Hofheins, HealthPartners CFO
  • Tim Keenan, Regions Hospital Foundation board chair
  • Kent Larson, Xcel Energy operations EVP and group president
  • Brian Rank, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group co-executive medical director
  • Megan Remark, Regions Hospital president
  • Jerome Siy, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group Hospital Specialties Division medical director
  • Susan Truman, Regions Hospital chief of staff
  • Mike Vale, 3M Safety and Industrial Business Group EVP
  • Andrea Walsh, HealthPartners president and CEO
  • Lance Whitacre, Andersen Corporation senior vice president and CIO

About Regions Hospital

Regions Hospital is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Regions Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center serving adults and children in Minnesota and western Wisconsin for more than 140 years. As a private, nonprofit teaching hospital, Regions Hospital provides outstanding care in women’s health, cardiology, oncology, surgery, orthopedics, neuroscience, burn, emergency care, mental illness and more. For more information, visit

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