Penny Pilgram George

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"Penny Pilgram George is a leader in the national movement to transform medicine and healthcare through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. As co-founder of Sellergren-George Consulting Psychologists and veteran of two well-respected local firms before that, Dr. George specialized for more than twenty years in helping senior executives select for and build high-performing teams. Her talent for developing leaders for diverse organizational cultures has been directly relevant to her work in philanthropy.

"Dr. George is co-founder of the Bravewell Collaborative, a national collaboration of philanthropists dedicated to advancing the principles and practice of integrative medicine. She also co-founded what is now known as the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, the George Institute is the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program in the country.

"Her leadership in philanthropy has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Compass, the journal of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. With her husband Bill, she received the Service Beyond Self Award from the Rotary Club of Minneapolis. In the past two years, Dr. George has been a featured speaker at Georgia Tech/Emory University Predictive Health Institute, the Institute of Medicine and the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing.

"Penny George received her bachelor’s degree in English (Phi Beta Kappa) from Duke University, her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas." [1]

Married to William W. George.


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  1. georgefamilyfoundation Penny Pilgram George, organizational web page, accessed July 19, 2013.