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NEW CEO Lee Homan!

February 21, 2024
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DULUTH, MN -- The Board of Directors for Lake Superior Community Health Center (LSCHC) announced, after an extensive search, Interim-Chief Executive Officer Lee Homan has been selected to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a permanent capacity.
Prior to joining LSCHC in 2020, Homan served as Director of Business Development for Blue Ridge Health, a community health center near Asheville, NC for seven years. During that time, he participated in and helped lead significant expansion of the community health model across the region, resulting in 12 new practice locations in six additional counties with nearly 30,000 additional patients served in western North Carolina.
In 2020, Homan was hired by LSCHC as Marketing and Business Development Manager and was subsequently promoted to Chief Operations Officer in 2021. He has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since October 2023.
“Lee brings significant mission-driven operations and business development experience to this role. During his time with our organization, he has demonstrated a passion for the community health model, and a strong commitment to our patients, our mission, and the quality care we provide,” said Bob Lyman, Board Chair for LSCHC. “We are confident he has the drive and expertise necessary to navigate the opportunities and challenges we anticipate in the years ahead.”
During Homan’s tenure with LSCHC, he helped navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, open and expand a new dental practice in Carlton, MN, and open a new 20,000 square foot facility in Superior’s East End.
“Since starting my career in community health I have been convinced our high-quality, patient-centered, universally accessible model is how primary care should be provided,” said Homan. “I am both proud and humbled to step into this role for an organization with such an important role and rich history in our region, and I look forward to working with stakeholders in our community to expand access to services our neighbors need most.”
Homan will assume this role permanently effective immediately, and the organization has already started recruiting a replacement Chief Operating Officer.


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