"Act on Alzheimer's: A Whole Community Approach to Dementia Support"
Dawn Simonson, MPA
President and CEO, Trellis Healthcare
Dawn Simonson is the President and CEO of Trellis. Dawn champions organizational vision and provides strategic leadership resulting in services and programs that benefit older adults and their families in the Twin Cities region and throughout Minnesota. With deep experience in the field of aging, healthcare, and advocacy, Dawn is recognized for her leadership as an innovator and collaborator. Her priorities are to develop networks and other partnerships that support older adults to live health and secure lives at home.
Dawn is a respected voice in the aging policies and practices arena through her voluntary lead roles with the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging, Minnesota Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Minnesota's ACT on Alzheimer's initiative, and Dementia Friendly America. She is a member of the Milken Alliance to Improve Dementia Care and a past president of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and of the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care.
She was named one of 2020's 100 most influential people in healthcare by Minnesota Physician magazine and received the 2021 Ann K. Johnson Community Health Spirit Award from the Delta Dental Foundation of Minnesota.
Dawn has a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
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