Bio: Jeanie McHugo is a physician assistant, professor, and chair of the Department of PA Studies at the University of North Dakota. Working with patients, physicians, health care teams, students, faculty, clinical sites, administrators, and several professional and university committees, Jeanie understands the importance of human skills and the value of genuine, authentic leadership regardless of title or position.
Raised on a farm in rural South Dakota, Jeanie holds dear rooted values of faith, family, health, and happiness She has studied leadership for nearly 40 years and is passionate about guiding others through a discovery of self, inspiring a safe space for change and human flourishing. Jeanie aspires to help people reach their full potential, become the very best of themselves, and to feel fulfilled, making a positive and lasting impact in their work, home, community, and world.
Jeanie believes we are here to make the world a better place, to leave things in better shape than when we found them, and to believe others will be better because we were privileged to be a part of their lives. What a wonderful gift to live beyond oneself and help the next in line - no regrets!
Jeanie is a an LPI® Coach and Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. She lives in North Dakota with her spouse and nine children. She enjoys music, camping, fishing, visiting the farm, and spending time with family.