Vondie Moore Woodbury, MPA

Director of Community Benefit
Trinity Health
Director of Community Benefit
Mercy Health Partners
Executive Director
Muskegon Community Health Project
Health Project of Community Benefits Office of Mercy Health Partners
565 W. Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone: 231/672-3201
Direct: 231/672-3203

Vondie Moore Woodbury, MPA, has been director of the Muskegon Community Health Project since October 1995. The Health Project is recognized as one of the oldest community health networks in the United States and has been credited with the development of one of the most innovative and successful community programs for the working uninsured – Access Health. Ms. Moore Woodbury is co-author of Out of the Box and Over the Barriers, a book describing Muskegon’s community-driven process.

In January 2008, Mercy Health Partners, a division of Trinity Health System, acquired the Health Project. Ms. Moore Woodbury was appointed director of community benefit for Trinity Health System in 2011. Today the Health Project serves as the local community benefits program office for Mercy Health in West Michigan and as an incubator site for community benefit innovation for the larger Trinity system. Trinity has recently merged with a second system, Catholic Health East, making it the second largest Catholic health system in the United States.

Prior to joining the Health Project, Ms. Moore Woodbury spent 14 years on the staff of former U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle. She served as statewide campaign manager for Sen. Riegle’s 1988 Michigan campaign and has managed/assisted other statewide political campaigns in Michigan. Ms. Moore Woodbury has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University. In 2006, Ms. Woodbury was recognized for her work in health policy by GVSU and awarded the University’s Distinguished Alumna Award.

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