**shared with permission from Essentia Health press release
Essentia Health Welcomes Soukup to the Board of Directors
Essentia Health is pleased to announce the recent addition of Krista Rolfzen Soukup to the Board of Directors leading Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd and surrounding clinics.
“We value our board members throughout Essentia Health”, says Adam Rees, President Essentia Health-Central. “To achieve our mission ‘of making a healthy difference in people’s lives’ we seek out community leaders to guide the decisions we make.”
Krista Rolfzen Soukup is the owner of Blue Cottage Agency providing representation and promotional services for writers, books and the literary arts as a whole. Soukup and her four children live in North Brainerd where her children attend Brainerd High School and St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Southwest with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing and is an active member of The Crossing Arts Alliance, Northside Neighborhood Association and Boy Scout Troop 45.
Soukup explains, “Membership on the Essentia Health-Central Board allows me to serve the health community which has served my family. I believe in strong community partnerships and have watched Essentia play an important part in our region’s quality of living. I look forward to being involved in the continued provision of services and community involvement to meet the many health care needs of our community.”
“When recruiting new board members, we look for candidates that complement our existing members strengths to help us live up to our mission to make a healthy difference in people’s lives in the Brainerd Lakes area” explains Chuck Albrecht, Essentia Health-Central Board chair. “Krista has keen insights into working mothers with school age children and the Brainerd neighborhood.”
If you are interested in learning more about Essentia Health’s mission, vision, and values, please visit EssentiaHealth.org.