ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Ms. Suyapa Miranda to the seat formerly held by Lauren Gilchrist. The seven-member board is responsible for overseeing MNsure.
Ms. Miranda is appointed as the member representing the areas of public health, health disparities, public healthcare programs, and the uninsured. Her term will expire on May 5, 2020.
“Ms. Suyapa Miranda brings a deep understanding of Minnesota health services to the MNsure Board,” said Governor Dayton. “An active member in her community, Ms. Miranda has dedicated her career to addressing health and economic disparities throughout our state. Her deep knowledge and commitment will contribute greatly to MNsure’s ongoing efforts to better serve all Minnesotans.”
About Suyapa Miranda
Ms. Suyapa Miranda is currently a Midwest Affiliate Multicultural Initiative Director with the American Heart Association, where she works to proactively address health inequities in Minnesota communities through policies and programming. Ms. Miranda previously served as Executive Director for the Saint Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC). Prior to joining SAPCC, she worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 17 years, most recently as a Development Coordinator for the Women’s Environmental Institute.
Ms. Miranda serves on the board of directors for several other Minnesota non-profits and organizations, including the Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board and the Minnesota Council of Latino Affairs. She also serves as a board member of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, the Vice President for the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, and as chair of the Partners for Women’s Equality board. Ms. Miranda earned a B.A. in Modern and Classical Languages from University of St. Thomas and a Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership from Metropolitan State University.
About the MNsure Board