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Common Ground Health names Wade Norwood as the next CEO

Feb 13, 2018

Common Ground Health, which is the health planning organization for Rochester and the Finger Lakes, has a new leader.

Wade Norwood, who is currently chief strategy officer for Common Ground, will succeed Trilby de Jung who is leaving that post after four years.  de Jung will be resigning to rejoin her family in Portland, Oregon.

Board Chair Marilyn Dollinger says de Jung has been “an absolutely wonderful CEO,” and has helped bring together diverse partners in the organization.

Dollinger also says they are fortunate to have Norwood among the ranks, calling him a “community organizing expert” who will help Common Ground address issues that impact health, such as poverty, poor housing and lack of education.

Norwood has been in management at Common Ground since 2006. He is also a member of the NYS Board of Regents and is a former member of the Rochester City Council.

He takes the new job on July 13th.