Jimena Loveluck appointed to Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Livingston Board of Directors

Jimena Loveluck. (Courtesy: United Way of Washtenaw County)

ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw County Health Officer Jimena Loveluck has been appointed to the Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Livingston Board of Directors.

Loveluck began serving in the role, which lasts for a three-year term, earlier this month.

Members of the Board include physicians, business and community leaders from Livingston and Washtenaw counties. The Board work with executives of the health system’s hospitals to provide oversight and guidance on issues like patient safety, clinical quality, patient experience and organizational performance, according to a release.

“Jimena brings with her a deep understanding of the communities we serve and a familiarity with the needs of local residents who use our medical services,” president of Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Trinity Health Livingston Alonzo Lewis said in a statement. “She is a smart and dedicated public servant and we are fortunate to have her on our team. We will look to her experience and leadership in the coming years as we work to advance our mission of being a transforming, healing presence for patients and their families.”

Loveluck’s work in the public health sector spans more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in HIV prevention and care, health equity, community engagement, harm reduction and community-based participatory research, according to a release.

In her current role as WCHD Health Officer, she leads the health department’s efforts to promote a healthy community by preventing disease and injury. Considered the health authority for Washtenaw County, Loveluck leads numerous health services and programs. She led and oversaw the Health Department’s COVID-19 response, which included the equitable administration of vaccines, supporting COVID-positive residents, monitoring local data, sharing the latest information and more.

Prior to her appointment as Health Officer in 2019, she served as the Health Department’s first Deputy Health Officer for two years. During that time, she integrated public health services, promoted health equity and led efforts to tackle the opioid crisis. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Ypsilanti’s HIV/AIDS Resource Center and in 2015 leg its merger with AIDS Partnership Michigan.

“We have a long history of successful partnership with Trinity Health,” Loveluck said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing our collaborations with this more formal role and strengthening the connection between public health and the health system.”

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.