Allina Health and Coloplast Leaders Join Medical Alley Association Board of Directors

Medical Alley, MN – The Medical Alley Association (MAA) announces the election of two new directors to the board, Dr. Penny Wheeler, President and CEO of Allina Health, and Manu Varma, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Coloplast. Allina Health is new to MAA, joining Coloplast as a Sustaining Member.

“The Medical Alley Association is excited and ready to welcome our two new board members, as well as Allina Health as a Sustaining Member,” said Shaye Mandle, President and CEO of the Medical Alley Association. “The addition of Dr. Penny Wheeler and Manu Varma to the board of directors expands the depth of leadership and diversity of critical healthcare perspectives at the table. Their leadership will further advance our mission and our pursuit of Medical Alley being recognized as The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care™.”

“It’s an honor to join the board of Medical Alley, who has emerged as an important voice in the discussion about advancing innovation in how healthcare is delivered and paid for which is a priority for Allina Health. I’m excited to collaborate with other healthcare leaders on how we can better serve all our patients, our employees and the diverse communities we are part of,” said Dr. Wheeler, who leads Allina’s quality and value agenda through alignment of the clinical and operational leadership.

“The last six months have underscored the importance of community in everything we do. I am excited to join the board of Medical Alley and do my part in strengthening our community and advancing the mission of Medical Alley,” said Varma, who leads Coloplast’s Chronic Care business based in the Twin Cities.

Dr. Wheeler and Varma were elected to the board, effective immediately. The Medical Alley Association board of directors represents every sector of the health technology and care industry.

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