MINNEAPOLIS—Children’s Theatre Company announced the addition of Y. Ralph Chu, M.D. as one of 10 new business leaders and community volunteers to its Board of Governors.
Y. Ralph Chu, M.D. is recognized as a leader in refractive and cataract surgery, and the founding medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist whose practice focuses on refractive, cataract and corneal surgery.
Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, and completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center. He has lectured and taught physicians on nearly every continent including Asia, Australia and Europe.
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the first theatre for young people to win the coveted Tony® Award for Outstanding Regional Theater (2003). Founded in 1965, CTC serves more than 300,000 people annually and is one of the 20 largest theater companies in the nation. CTC is noted for defining worldwide standards for youth theatre with an innovative mix of classic tales, celebrated international productions and challenging new work.
The other new CTC Board Members include: Tony Abena, president, Business Law at Thomson Reuters; Michael Fanuele of Fallon – Fanuele; Gina Gage, former trustee of the Carlson Family Foundation; Patty Hamm, vice president of Global Human Resources at Imation; JoAnne Pastel, founding president of Farmer’s Hat Productions; Tara Sutton, partner and chair of the Mass Tort Litigation Group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; Jeanne Sween, president of the Lafayette Club Women’s Golf League; Lisa Saul Paylor, chief operations officer, Minnesota Perinatal Physicians; and Ed Lagerstrom, UHG Pharmacy team leader, UnitedHealth Networks.
Peter Carter, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, will welcome the new Board members with the start of their term in January. “This is an outstanding group of community volunteers, who all share a passion for the mission of Children’s Theatre Company,” says Carter. “We’re thrilled to have them supporting CTC.”