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Board Member Spotlight: Marsha Green

Marsha came to the Grand Rapids area with her husband in 2001 from Duluth. They currently live in Cohasset where they enjoy fishing, enjoying many outdoor activities, and spending time with their son. 

Marsha’s passions include teamwork, leadership, and bringing quality, safety, and value to rural healthcare.  Those passions led her to a career in the medical field which began at the College of St. Scholastica, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. From there, her career has led her to serve in roles in multiple medical facilities around Minnesota, including the Neuro Trauma ICU at St. Mary’s Medical Center; the Neurology Department for the Duluth Clinic; the ER, Cardiac Rehab and Respiratory Care at Grand Itasca; and Essentia Health – Deer River. In 2014, Marsha was promoted to the Chief Operating Officer/Administrator at Essentia, where she currently serves.

What inspired you to be involved with United Way?  
I have met two amazing individuals that have worked closely with United Way and witnessed how their lives have been positively impacted. I wanted to be involved with an organization that cares about each individual in their community and works to create a better life for every person. 

What is the most rewarding thing you have taken from this experience?  
I get energy from being part of a passionate team that is working hard to better the lives of others.  Being involved with United Way provides so many opportunities to lend a hand to someone in need and really builds a positive culture in our area.

What is one word you would use to sum up United Way’s work?  

What impresses you most about Itasca?  
The people of Itasca County have an incredible commitment to their community and are always striving for a healthy and happy lifestyle.

What is one thing about United Way that you think most people don’t know?  
There are simple ways to participate that can make a great impact. Whether you donate, volunteer your time or resources, or participate in a community event, you are making a significant difference in our community, and are changing people’s lives for the better.

What advice would you give to a potential donor who is considering investing in United Way?  
There is no better time than the present!