Medical Alley Appoints Dana Erickson to Board of Directors

 // News

May 20  

 MEDICAL ALLEY, Minn. (5/20/2024) — Medical Alley® President and CEO Roberta “Bobbie” Dressen announced the appointment of Dana Erickson to the Medical Alley Board of Directors, effective immediately. 

“Dana’s leadership and extensive knowledge across the healthcare ecosystem are precisely what we need to move our strategic initiatives forward,” Dressen said. “As we look to the future of health innovation, her expertise will be invaluable in driving transformative solutions to benefit patients here and around the world.” 

Dana Erickson is president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, overseeing the strategy and operations of the state’s largest non-profit health plan. She joined Blue Cross in 2015 and has served in leadership roles in the organization’s health services division. 

Prior to joining Blue Cross, Erickson held clinical and medical leadership roles at Univita Health and Optum Health. As a registered nurse and respiratory therapist, Erickson also spent two years as a nursing leader in Anoka County. 

“Medical Alley has a 40-year history of fostering advancements that have global impact,” Erickson said. “I look forward to collaborating with fellow board members and our network partners to continue this legacy of excellence and innovation.” 

The Medical Alley Board of Directors is instrumental in setting the direction of Medical Alley, providing strong ethical, legal, and financial governance. 


About Medical Alley® Founded in 1984, Medical Alley leverages a global network of health technology and care organizations to drive innovation and accelerate the development of breakthrough healthcare solutions to benefit patients around the world. Our vision is to elevate the Medical Alley® region as the epicenter of health innovation and care™. To learn more, visit

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota 

For more than 90 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has supported the health, wellbeing and peace of mind of our members by striving to ensure equitable access to high quality care at an affordable price. Our more than 2.5 million members can be found in every Minnesota county, all 50 states and on four continents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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