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Community Health Charities Welcomes Judge John Stanoch to National Board of Directors: Executive Leader Stanoch joins board to build stronger healthier communities

Feb. 11, 2020
Category: Leadership

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (February 11, 2020) — Community Health Charities announced today that Hennepin County District Court Judge (retired) John M. Stanoch joined the CHC national board of directors, adding his significant expertise to an impressive roster of top executives in health and social impact.

“Judge Stanoch’s extensive experience in business and civic service make him an invaluable asset to our board,” said Thomas G. Bognanno, CHC president and CEO. “His incredibly diverse skillset will help us continue to expand our impact, building stronger, healthier communities.”

Judge Stanoch currently serves as Chair of the Medica Foundation Board of Directors as well as Vice Chair for the Medica Board of Directors. His previous roles include President of Qwest Communications in Minnesota and North Dakota, Minnesota’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Hennepin County District Court Judge. He also has held executive leadership positions in the civic sector, serving as President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest, Interim President of the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Interim CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Judge Stanoch received a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He has been active in a wide range of community and professional organizations in the Twin Cities and currently serves on the boards of AchieveMpls, the strategic nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools, the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters and Science, and the Minnesota Council of Churches Foundation.

At the last board meeting, Judge Stanoch was elected to the CHC national board of directors by unanimous vote and will assume his official duties at the next board meeting hosted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in March 2020.

About Community Health Charities
Community Health Charities has been raising awareness and resources and empowering people to take action to improve health and wellbeing for over 60 years. We support education, treatment, and prevention for those with health challenges; bring organizations together to improve community health; provide individuals with opportunities to get involved; and increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Visit

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