Catherine Hinz, MHA
Interim Executive Director

 

Catherine joined MAPS in June of 2018. She has over 10 years of experience in patient safety, 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. Prior to that, Catherine served as the Director of Quality and Patient/Employee Safety at HealthEast Care System (now Fairview Health Services), and as a research manager at PatientSafe Solutions in San Diego, CA. Her interest in patient safety began while she served on the patient safety team in 2007 at the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Washington, DC. 

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.

Email Catherine at chinz@mnpatientsafety.org

Betsy Currie, MA
Project Manager

Betsy Currie, MA

Betsy joined MAPS in October, 2013.  She has a background in strategic and performance planning for the federal government at the Department of Commerce and Department of Veterans Affairs.  In 2008-2010, Betsy worked for the Minnesota Center for Psychology, a brand new clinic, and developed a patient insurance tracking system. Most recently, she worked as a Project Manager for a nonprofit education consulting group. 

Betsy has an MA in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School, and a BA in Political Science and a concentration in French Studies from Carleton College.

Email Betsy at bcurrie@mnpatientsafety.org

 

Lisa Juliar
Engagement Specialist/Patient Partner

 

Lisa joined the MAPS staff as an Engagement Specialist  in April 2017.  The focus of her work is increasing patient and family engagement to advance safe care everywhere. She has served as the first consumer director on the MAPS Board since August 2011.  Following a series of adverse events, Lisa became passionate about sharing her personal story to make positive changes and presented her story at the MAPS Conference in 2008.  Lisa worked for the Minnesota Hospital Association as a Patient/Family Engagement Consultant and Co-chair of their first Patient and Family Advisory Council from 2013-2017.  She was able to inspire and motivate hospitals around the state to authentically partner with their patients and families by establishing Patient and Family Advisory Councils. Lisa aspires to bring  consumers and healthcare organizations together as equal partners.  She approaches her work with a fundamental philosophy that relationships are the foundation to change and we all have something to learn from each other..

Email Lisa at ljuliar@mnpatientsafety.org