Georgia Fojtasek, RN, EdD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Fojtasek, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Allegiance Health, joined Allegiance Health in 1989, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer until 1994, when she became president and CEO.

Ms. Fojtasek received her diploma in nursing from the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing, El Paso, TX. She holds a BA with honors in Sociology and MA in education from the University of Texas, El Paso. She earned an EdD in higher education from Texas Tech University.

Ms. Fojtasek serves on the Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) Foundation Board. She is a past chair of the MHA Board and the VHA Central Region Board and served as a delegate to the American Hospital Association Region 5 Policy Board.

A past chair of the Jackson Community Foundation, Ms. Fojtasek is now serving on its Governance and Trustee Emeritus Committees. She also serves on the Board of the Enterprise Group for regional economic development, for which she is past chair. Her professional passion centers on the role that health systems play in community vitality through health improvement especially for vulnerable populations.

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