Welcome new members of WHI Steering Committee

Please join us in welcoming new members of the WHI steering committee including community representative Krista Girty, executive director of Ozone House, and organizational representatives Mark S. Hausman, Jr., chief of staff for the VA Ann Arbor Health System, and Bill Manns, president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston.

Krista Girty, executive director of Ozone House, will join the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee this month. According to Katie Doyle, outgoing director of Ozone House, Krista is described by her colleagues as “a deeply convicted voice for vulnerable youth,” and someone whose number one priority has always been “increasing access to services.” Krista, who holds a master’s in social work from Eastern Michigan University, rejoined Ozone House recently, following her most recent role as senior vice president of Northern California operations at Covenant House, a nationally known organization that serves youth who have experienced homelessness or trafficking, or who have run away from home.

In previous roles, Krista served as director of health services at Huckleberry House, manager of health services at Larkin Street Youth Services, and director of program operations and services at the Jacksonville, Florida Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN). In the early 2000s, Kirsta worked at Ozone House, where she is credited with revamping the LGBTQ Support Group and helping start the Supported Opportunities for Living on your Own (SOLO) program.

Mark S. Hausman, Jr., chief of staff for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, joined the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee in October. Dr. Hausman is a board certified physician in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Over the last four years, he has served in a variety of roles at the VA Ann Arbor, including medical director for the surgical intensive care unit, chief of anesthesiology and perioperative care, associate chief of staff for ambulatory care, and most recently, acting deputy chief of staff for the healthcare system.

Dr. Hausman is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School. He has lived in Ann Arbor for 18 years as a student, resident, fellow, and faculty member at the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor.

Bill Manns, president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, joined the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee in December. Mann, who came to St. Joe’s from his service as president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, is described by committee member Rob Casalou as “an accomplished, dynamic, and collegial leader with an impressive track record for results.”

Born and raised in Detroit, Manns earned a bachelor’s in organizational psychology and a master’s in health services administration from the University of Michigan. During his 27-year career in health care administration, he has worked in Detroit, MI and Oakland, CA. He currently serves on the Michigan Hospital Association Legislative Policy Panel, The Right Place Board of Directors, the YMCA Board of Directors, and the Public Health Advisory Council.

 

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