Oakwood names Community Outreach Director

Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. (OHI) recently named Betty Priskorn as its new Corporate Director of Community Outreach.

Priskorn has a long, distinguished career of non-profit and community service. She comes to Oakwood from The Guidance Center, where she served for 18 years as executive vice president. She also served on the city council in Riverview.

“This is what I love doing,” said Priskorn. “I want to have a positive impact on the community.”

Priskorn has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University. She is already familiar with Oakwood because she once trained at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital and through her work at the Guidance Center, which is a comprehensive social service agency and a significant partner with Oakwood through services like its school and adolescent clinics.

“With Betty Priskorn on the Oakwood team, we will be stronger and steadier in pursuit of our mission to provide excellence in care, healing and health to the individuals and communities,” said Mary Zatina, senior vice president of government relations and corporate communications for OHI. “She brings a host of talents, personal relationships and positive energy to this position and we are thrilled to have her.”

In her new role, Priskorn will be responsible for leading the process to update the organization’s Community Health Needs Assessment. In addition she will oversee clinical and non-clinical activities in the Oakwood Community Health Department, Oakwood’s adolescent and school-based health clinics and Oakwood’s Ryan White Clinic. She will also guide existing programs such as myNutratek, the Oakwood Red October Run and more.

“I am proud to be part of an Oakwood team that is dedicated to service excellence for its patients, employees, and the community,” she said.