Linda Berglin and Krista Kay Boston Named to Portico Healthnet Board of Directors
Linda Berglin, former Minnesota State Senator, and Krista Kay Boston, JD, were named new members of the Portico Healthnet Board of Directors.
“We are fortunate to have the expertise both Linda and Krista offer,” said Deb Holmgren, Portico President. “Individuals are facing new health care challenges, causing many of them to fall through the cracks of our health care system. We believe Portico serves as an important player in Minnesota working to make coverage and care more accessible. The experience that Linda and Krista bring to our efforts will be invaluable.”
Berglin currently is Public Policy Manager for Hennepin County. Prior to that, she served in the Minnesota Senate for 30 years, where she chaired several legislative committees. Before that, she served as a Minnesota state representative for seven years and was assistant majority leader.
Boston is Director of Consumer Assistance Programs for the State of Minnesota Board on Aging, Department of Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Division. She also is an adjunct community faculty member at Metropolitan State University in human services, staff training and development. She previously was a strategic business and policy analyst for First Call Minnesota and held several other state of Minnesota positions, including work with the State Auditor’s Office.
In addition to adding the new board members, Portico announced the following staff changes:
Portico Healthnet, created in 1995, is a nonprofit health and human services organization helping uninsured Minnesotans access affordable health care coverage and services. It offers outreach programs, personalized application and enrollment assistance for public programs and a unique model of coverage and care management. Serving uninsured, low-income residents in Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties, Portico connects individuals and families to the resources they need to manage their health more effectively.