An all-star zoom tribute to Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT

December 16, 2020 | CHRT News

Marianne Udow-Phillips served as director of Michigan’s Department of Human Services during Jennifer Granholm’s Administration and as a senior executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for over 20 years before becoming the founding executive director of CHRT in 2007.

To commemorate Marianne’s retirement from the executive director role,  and to pay tribute to her many contributions to health across the state and nation, we’ve prepared a special zoom tribute with an all-star cast of colleagues, partners, and friends.

Marianne Udow-Phillips will continue to serve as an advisor to CHRT and support the success of a number of client projects after she retires from the executive director role at the end of December.

“We are deeply grateful to Marianne, as she has led the implementation of CHRT’s mission, vision, and values, leading to sustained success,” says CHRT Board Chair Tony Denton, chief operating officer of the U-M Health System, Michigan Medicine.

“Her leadership and vision to advance non-partisan, evidence-based policy and assure access to care for all, improve population health, and advance social justice have had an enormous impact in Michigan and beyond.”