Crossing the Bridge from Healthcare Systems to Healthy Communities
Penny Pilgram George, PsyD, is president of the George Family Foundation in Minneapolis and a leader in the national movement to transform medicine and healthcare through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. The recipient of numerous philanthropic honors and awards, Dr. George is co-founder of the Bravewell Collaborative, a national collaboration of philanthropists dedicated to advancing the principles and practice of integrative medicine and the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health in Minneapolis, the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program in the country.
As a consulting psychologist, Dr. George specialized for more than twenty years in helping senior executives select and build high-performing teams. Her talent for developing leaders for diverse organizational cultures has been directly relevant to her work in philanthropy. Penny George received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University, her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.