MMA Promotes From Within, Names New CEO

The MMA Board of Trustees has selected Janet Silversmith as its new CEO. Silversmith, the MMA’s current director of health policy and member services, will officially take the helm beginning Jan. 1, 2018. 
Janet Silversmith

“We are all very excited to have Janet move up to the CEO position,” said Randy Rice, MD, MMA board chair and part of the association’s search committee. “Her experience, her knowledge of the Minnesota health care market, her strong relationship building, management and communication skills were very important factors in selecting her as MMA’s next CEO.”

“I’m extremely excited to serve as the MMA’s next CEO,” Silversmith said. “I look forward to strengthening the role of MMA as an organization that can amplify the expertise, compassion, and commitment of individual physicians for the benefit of all Minnesotans and today’s health care challenges.”

Silversmith has worked at the MMA since 1993, beginning as a health policy analyst. She was promoted to director of health policy in 1998. She has also worked at the American Indian Health Care Association, the University of Minnesota, and served as a session clerk for the Minnesota Senate. 

She has a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where she also received her undergraduate degree.