We invite you to help fulfill the vision of health equity at WellShare’s annual Bridge to Health 

Join us as we envision a world where one’s zip code, skin color, or birthplace does NOT determine access to quality health resources.


Free virtual event

September 28 | 8am or 12pm

Featuring Dr. MayKao Hang and guest of honor Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

Event registrations will be matched up to $35,000 through a generous Otto Bremer Trust grant

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Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support




Featured Speaker

Dr. MayKao Hang

Dr. Maykao Hang is a proven, values-based leader who is passionate about the well-being of underserved communities and a champion of addressing disparities.

Special Guest

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

“My job is to make sure that people feel seen, heard, and valued and that our democracy accurately reflects the people it seeks to represent.” Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.

We are excited to introduce Dr. MayKao Hang as our 2021 Bridge to Health speaker. Dr. Hang has a BA in psychology from Brown University, a MA in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from Hamline University. Not only does Dr. Hang have the credentials to speak on advancing equity for all, but she also has the experience. As Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Founding Dean of St. Thomas’ College of Health, and former President and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, Dr. Hang’s extensive work and background in non-profit organizations provide us all with an amazing opportunity to learn from her accomplishments.

Dr. Hang is adamant about the well-being of underserved communities and is committed to addressing disparities in these communities. From developing programs that address disparities in children’s mental health to increasing the number of licensed clinicians of color, her progress is indicative of the advancements possible in this field of work. The combination of her passion, experience, education, and wisdom enable her to effectively lead the charge in health equity.Her dedication to this work led her to be recognized as one of Twin Cities’ Business Journal People to watch for.