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Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Board

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center’s Board of Directors is made up of health center patients, community members and area professionals. The Board oversees policy, budget, quality improvement, planning for the future of the organization and major resource decisions affecting the Health Center.

Executive Members

Donald Simila, CEO

Kate Beer, Chair

Steve Vairo, Vice Chair

Dianna Christenson, Secretary

Fr. Allen Mott, Treasurer


Dr. Kevin Piggott

Christopher Adams

Julie Shaw

Micah Stipech

Tanya Johnson

Mark Rouleau

Amanda Knaffla

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.