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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (906) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.org
Local Address:  Hancock , Michigan , United States
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
301 Explorer St.
Gwinn , Michigan 49841
United States

Company Description: Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center is your community based primary care center. The majority members of our Board of Trustees are patients of our clinics and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , social work
    Northern Michigan University
  • master's degree , social work administration and program evaluation
    Michigan State University
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Web References
Board of Directors - Michigan Primary Care Association, 26 Dec 2015 [cached]
Donald Simila, MSW, FACHE, Treasurer Chief Executive Officer, Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
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The Daily Mining Gazette | Local News Archive, Current Month [cached]
HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Board of Commissioners took the middle road selecting Don Simila to fill one of two empty seats on the board.The board of commissioners, whose numbers were reduced to three due to two empty seats, voted unanimously Tuesday to add Simila, director of business development for Marquette General Hospital, to serve the rest of Jim Kirkish's term.
Simila will represent District 4, covering the city of Houghton, through the end of the year.The board needed to appoint an interim commissioner within 30 days or hold a special election.Simila is scheduled to be sworn in today.
Simila said he felt compelled to apply for the position.He said his parents were his inspiration for public service."I felt like it was my responsibility to serve the community," Simila said.He said he hasn't decided whether to run for the full 2-year term.Although the filing deadline has passed for the August primary, Simila could file as a write-in candidate by Aug. 2 to seek a party nomination.He has until July 18 to file as an independent candidate in the November general election.The board picked Simila over two men running for the seat in the general election Nov. 5 - Democrat Scott Ala and Republican Francis "Frank" Lide.Ala and Lide are currently running unopposed for their party nominations during the Aug. 6 primary election.
Donald Simila, director of ..., 4 Jan 2009 [cached]
Donald Simila, director of regional operations at Marquette General Health System, has become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's top professional society for health care leaders.
Fellow status is the highest standard of professional development with only 7,500 health care executives holding the distinction. Candidates must fulfill requirements that include passing a comprehensive exam, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits, and demonstrating professional and community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Simila is a Houghton resident who graduated from Calumet High School, earned a master's degree in social work administration and program evaluation from Michigan State University, and a bachelor's degree in social work from Northern Michigan University.
He is chairman of the board of directors for the Ontonagon Community Health Center, a board member for the West Upper Peninsula Medical Access Coalition and Chippewa Medical Associates.
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Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE, 15 Mar 2015 [cached]
Don Simila, FACHE
Donald Simila, Chief ..., 15 Sept 2015 [cached]
Donald Simila, Chief Executive Officer, Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, Hancock, Michigan
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