Charles (“Charlie”) Grimwood believes the Fort Collins Symphony can be a role model for our fractious world. Many people from varied backgrounds and playing very different instruments can come together in harmony and create something beautiful. The music they create is therapeutic as we deal with the difficult issues of the 21st century.
Professionally, Charlie’s interests lie in strategy and organizational performance consulting, primarily to sustain and achieve excellence in healthcare systems that serve rural communities. He and his wife Patricia, a retired Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, have lived in northern Colorado since 2015.
Charlie spent over twenty years as a vice president with a regional healthcare system that serves communities across a large area of Kansas. He holds a B.S. degree from Colorado State University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology from Kansas State University, and a M.S. degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. He was the 2012 recipient of CSU’s Charles A. Lory Public Service Award.
In addition to serving on the Symphony board, Charlie is on the Warner College of Natural Resources Dean’s Council at CSU and serves on the boards of the Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network and Kansas Wesleyan University. In the summers you will find him working in the community garden at Redeemer Lutheran Church in south Fort Collins, produce from which is 100% donated to the Food Bank of Larimer County.