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Minneapolis Healthy Living Community Leadership Team

The Minneapolis Healthy Living Community Leadership Team (CLT) consists of representatives of government institutions and community organizations that serve and represent Minneapolis’ diverse population. Its overall purpose is to advise and make recommendations on strategies to prevent obesity and the harmful effects of tobacco use. 

Purpose of the CLT

Responsibilities of CLT members


The Community Leadership Team is an advisory body from which the health department takes recommendations. Typically, CLT recommendations are built through consensus. When consensus cannot be reached, CLT members vote on their preference. While the CLT does not have formal decision-making authority, the consensus decision (or winning vote) of the CLT is shared with health department leadership (typically the Commissioner of Health) and is strongly considered in HL decisions. Types of CLT recommendations include (but are not limited to):




Alison Pence

Allina Hospitals & Clinics

Amano Dube

Pillsbury United Communities

Ashley Meneau

Indian Health Board

Bilal Alkatout

Wellshare International

Carol Berg


Diana Dubois

Wellshare International

Diane Anastos

Waite House (PUC)

Ekta Prakash

Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders (CAPI)

Graham Hartley

MIGIZI Communications

Julianne Leerssen

Neighborhood Hub (Jordan)

Julie Danzl

Minneapolis Public Schools

Melissa Laska

University of Minnesota

Palee Yang

Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders (CAPI)

Robin Garwood

City of Minneapolis-Aide to Councilmember Gordon

Vayong Moua

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota


Last updated Aug 20, 2015