Rochester nonprofit His Branches Inc. has hired Mike Weston as its new executive director. Weston has served as the interim executive director since October 2020. He brings nearly two decades of academic and non-profit leadership experience to the role.
His Branches is a faith-based organization that seeks to create hope, healing and reconciliation through medical care and community development in Rochester. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, His Branches focuses its efforts on providing affordable and accessible medical care for the underserved, uninsured and publicly insured individuals in the areas of primary care, mental health, women’s and prenatal care and case management to individuals regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, creed or ability to pay for services rendered.
“Our faith foundation allows us to create a connection with the ethnically and economically diverse populations of our neighborhoods,” Weston said in a statement. “This connection leverages us to build a bridge of trust that the patient-provider relationship demands in order to ensure patients who live around us can experience a greater quality of life.”
Weston said His Branches is uniquely positioned, both geographically and philosophically, to create on-ramps for healthier lives within the communities they’re located.
“The board is excited to have Mike as our executive director. He’s proven himself as an insightful and strategic leader who is obviously motivated by both admiration and compassion for our community,” said board President Nancy Green. “We’re looking forward to our community connections broadening and deepening to give our patients better access to the resources they need to live healthier and more hopeful lives.”
His Branches serves some 3,000 patients in the region annually.