May 31, 2018

Dear MAPS Members:  

The MAPS Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Catherine Hinz has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director for MAPS, effective June 4, 2018. Catherine has an in-depth and diverse background in patient safety work, most recently serving as Director of Patient Safety at the University of Minnesota Health/M Health. She also worked as an independent contractor for MAPS in 2015-2016, spearheading MAPS’ initial work in advancing patient and family engagement under a federal grant. Catherine’s familiarity with MAPS goes back many years as she served on MAPS committees and presented at MAPS conferences while serving as the Director of Quality and Patient/Employee Safety at HealthEast Care System. She will draw on her years of experience and familiarity with MAPS’ work to propel us forward on patient and family engagement, planning for MAPS 2018 Conference, and bringing the patient voice to safety across all settings of care.

Catherine has a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

We are excited to have Catherine join MAPS and help us advance our mission of safe care everywhere. Please d on’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 
Gayle M. Kvenvold
Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, Board of Directors