Donna Zimmerman

Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations

Donna is the Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations for HealthPartners, a nonprofit, consumer-governed health care organization in Bloomington, Minnesota. HealthPartners provides health care coverage to 1.8 million members and health care services for more than 1.2 million patients each year. She is responsible for public policy and community affairs strategies across the organizations. Donna collaborates with community partners to improve population health in children’s health, mental health, and health equity. She works in all areas of government and health reform product and regulatory strategy. Donna also represents HealthPartners with state and national trade association appointments and committees. She was previously the Director of Government Programs at HealthPartners, with responsibility for Medicare and state public programs. Her background is in administration and policy, with leadership and executive experience in public and nonprofit sectors. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Olaf College, Minnesota.

Donna’s many community connections include her board service with the Animal Humane Society, the March of Dimes, Twin Cities Public Television, and the MN Council of Health Plans. She has been recognized by the March of Dimes, the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST and the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal.

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