Dr. Sheila McGuire Riggs is the director of the Office for Healthcare Transformation at the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center and chair of the Department of Primary Care at the university’s school of dentistry. In these positions, she leads health policy initiatives related to the financing and delivery of care in Minnesota. Prior to the University of Minnesota, she was president and chief executive of Delta Dental of Minnesota, which provides dental benefits to 3.4 million members working for 8,400 Minnesota-based employers. Dr. Riggs is also on the board of the YWCA of Minneapolis, the Great Twin Cities United Way, and Women’s Health Leadership Trust. In the 2002 election cycle, she served as Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party re-electing a Democratic Governor and US Senator for the first time in Iowa history.
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