The Twin Cities Medical Society (TCMS) is a physician only, member-driven and grassroots-focused association that strives to achieve equity in health and well-being in the Twin Cities.

TCMS recently engaged CohenTaylor to find the right fit for its CEO position. The Association sought a leader who would work to ensure that the power, passion, and knowledge of the Twin Cities physician community continued to be channeled into substantial advocacy work, public health initiatives, and overall health equity promotion.

TCMS ultimately selected Ruth Parriott to fill the role. Ruth is a proven leader of change strategies that increase equity and improve health for families and communities, with expertise in building coalitions of diverse stakeholders to collaboratively influence systems, policy and cultural norms. She has a track record of leadership during organizational transformation, providing clear direction and maximizing resources for teams and individuals.

Ruth has previously held roles at the American Cancer Society, The Minneapolis Foundation, and Neighborhood Health Care Network. She is an alum of Hamline University and the University of Minnesota.

Ruth assumed her new role as TCMS’ CEO on April 30th, 2018.