Q&A with Barbara Petee

Barbara Petee’s role is to identify opportunities for ProMedica to work collaboratively with local and national organizations and agencies to achieve its Mission. She is currently focused on building awareness of and addressing hunger as a health issue, as well as the role the healthcare industry must play in helping ensure all individuals have access to affordable, healthy food.

Under her leadership work in this area has been used as a model within the healthcare industry and hailed as groundbreaking for health systems.

In her government relations role, she works with lawmakers at the local, state and federal level, ensuring that ProMedica is consistently involved in helping to shape and provide input on key policy and legislative issues that affect the health system and the communities it serves.

Barbara is currently a member of the Business Advisory Council for Toledo Public Schools, an advisor to the board of directors of the Toledo Area Humane Society and a board member of the Alliance to End Hunger, an affiliate of Bread for the World, based in Washington D.C.

She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a major in journalism and a minor in American literature. She has been married to her husband, Tim, for 25 years and they have two children.

Where do you call home?

Perrysburg, Ohio

What was your first job?   

Marketing Manager – National City Bank – Norwalk, Ohio

What health, diet or lifestyle tips do you favor?

Walking every day – best way to “unwind”

What  trait do you admire in others?

Compassion

Something most people don’t know about me?

I was left in a hospital at birth and adopted when I was 3 weeks old.

Words I live by?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

-Henry Ford

My  proudest accomplishment? 

Raising our two wonderful children into young adulthood

Person I most respect:

My dad – he’s 88 years old and has always lived by his faith and principles

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