Megan Murphy has been named the new executive director of the Superior Health Foundation (SHF). Raised in Ironwood, she previously served as the director for community health and capacity building at the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, where she led the development of a $6.5 million grantmaking and nonprofit support program. She will be replacing longtime executive director Jim LaJoie, who is set to retire in May. SHF Board of Directors President, Sara Giles, believes that Murphy’s 15-plus years of experience in the nonprofit world make her a perfect fit for the organization.
With her background in the nonprofit sector, including roles in health, philanthropy, program development, and community engagement, Murphy brings a wealth of experience to her new position. In her previous role at the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, she focused on improving access to healthy foods, food security, and nutrition and wellness education in Michigan.
As someone who grew up in the U.P. and has experience working on health issues in the region, Murphy is excited to lead the Superior Health Foundation into a new chapter. She envisions extending the foundation’s reach to all areas of the Upper Peninsula and is confident in her ability to lead in this new role.
The Superior Health Foundation is known for its innovative grant-making focused exclusively on the health of U.P. residents. With Murphy’s vision and strategy, the organization is poised for continued success in the years to come. To learn more about SHF’s mission, visit its website.