The Center for Victims of Torture Welcomes New Board Chair, New Treasurer

Thursday, March 2, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today welcomed Nancy Feldman as board chair and Karen Erickson as treasurer to the CVT Board of Directors.

Feldman served for 20 years as president and chief executive officer of UCare, a non-profit health plan serving seniors, low-income families and children. Before assuming this position, Feldman was director of State Public Programs for Medica, another Minnesota-based health plan. Prior to that, she held a number of management and health-related positions with Minnesota state government.  She has been a member of CVT’s board since the mid-1990s and has previously served as board chair. 

Erickson has spent the last 17 years working at UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiaries UnitedHealthcare and Optum.  During her tenure, she served in a variety of senior finance and operational roles, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for Optum. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Erickson was an auditor with KPMG, LLC for 10 years in Virginia and Minnesota. Erickson will serve a two-year term as treasurer beginning in March.  

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Karen to CVT’s board,” said Curt Goering, CVT’s executive director. “CVT’s organizational and finance needs are becoming increasingly complex. Karen’s many years of leadership and experience in the fields of healthcare and finance will be a tremendously important asset as the organization continues to evolve and grow as an increasingly international organization.”

Goering said, “And I am so pleased to announce Nancy’s return to the role of board chair. Her longtime dedication to CVT’s mission and leadership in the health field make her a natural choice to lead our board of directors, and we are honored that she is once again taking the helm. We look forward to navigating new, uncharted territory under a new administration with Nancy leading the way.”


The Center for Victims of Torture is a nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.; and healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.


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