Former VP of Advancement takes executive position at Michigan Health Improvement Alliance


Heidi Tracy will serve as the new vice president for advancement starting Oct. 1.

Central Michigan University's former Vice President of Advancement has been appointed to chief executive officer at Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA,) per a Dec. 1 press release.

Heidi Tracy announced she was stepping down from her position at CMU on Oct. 20. She held her VP position for two years, replacing Bob Martin who retired in June 2019.

Tracy will assume her role at MiHIA on Dec. 13. She'll replace MiHIA’s interim CEO, Mark Kato – who will remain a key part of the organization’s leadership moving forward.

“I am very excited to be joining MiHIA at such a pivotal time for the organization and I believe we are positioned to further advance our community through collective impact,” Tracy said. “I look forward to contributing to improving the health and well-being of the residents of our region during this time of growth and deployment of multiple community efforts.”

MiHIA is a regional nonprofit founded in 2007. It focused on achieving sustainable system change and improved health outcomes of people within Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

To learn more about MiHIA, visit its website.

Tracy's 25-year fundraising and development experience will be critical in shaping MiHIA’s future and the advancement of the THRIVE Portfolio, according to MiHIA's release.

Jennifer Cotter, executive director of advancement and campaign, and Marcie Otteman, executive director of alumni relations and development strategies co-lead advancement and alumni engagement efforts following Tracy's departure from CMU. 

Tracy's starting annual salary while at CMU was $240,000. It cost the university just over $100,000 to hire the search firm among other expenses to bring her to CMU in 2019.