Memorial Medical Center is pleased to welcome Gina Monroe to its Board of Directors.
Gina was born and raised in Ashland. She is the daughter of former Ashland Mayor, Ed Monroe and Maribeth Monroe. After graduating from Ashland High School in 1992, she attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth and acquired a degree in Communication & Journalism.
Gina has been in the education profession as a teacher for 20 years. She and her husband taught in St. Paul and in California where she received her teaching degree from Sonoma State University, before settling back in St. Paul to start their family. When their youngest son finished kindergarten, they decided they wanted to teach internationally. They lived and taught school for two years in the Middle East in the country of Qatar. After that, Gina and her family moved to Shanghai, China where she taught at the Shanghai American School for two years. At that point, they returned to the Northland and have been living in Bayfield for the past four years.
Gina teaches fifth grade at Bayfield Public School. She and her husband, who is a real estate appraiser, also have a business renting yurts to area visitors during the summer. The four “glamping” yurts are located on their property on County Highway J in Bayfield.
Gina and her husband Jon Sherwood and two teenage boys, Adam and Jay lead a busy life of school, extracurricular activities and work. They are looking forward to being able to travel again and to spending time out in the fresh air boating on Lake Superior. They also enjoy biking on the trails around their house.
“I am excited to be on the Board of Directors for MMC”, Gina said. “After coming back to the Ashland area after 20 years of being away, I am so impressed to see the changes that have happened at the hospital and to learn about the variety of services, technology and providers MMC has to offer.”
“Gina’s background in international education and her position in our community as a teacher will be a great contribution to our board,” said Jason Douglas, CEO of MMC. “We are so pleased that she has joined the team and we look forward to having her help us in our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of the communities we serve.”