Chief Executive Officer
Jan Malcolm is chief executive officer of Courage Center, a Minnesota-based rehabilitation and resource center that annually advances the lives of more than 11,000 children and adults experiencing brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism and disabilities present since birth.
Prior to joining Courage Center, Malcolm was a senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J., where she helped develop funding initiatives to strengthen the nation’s public health system.
Malcolm served as Commissioner of Health for the State of Minnesota from 1999-2003. Highlights of her term as head of the state’s lead public health agency included passage of major budget initiatives in tobacco prevention and elimination of health disparities, and implementation of cutting-edge strategies in those areas.
Previously, Malcolm was vice president of Public Affairs at Allina Health System and a senior vice president of Government Programs and Public Policy at HealthPartners. She has been active in state and national health care, public health associations and government commissions on health care access and quality. She currently serves as a board member of Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. (the county subsidiary corporation that operates the Hennepin County Medical Center), the Bush Foundation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, and Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North and South Dakota.
Malcolm received her B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Dartmouth College.