About the Contributor: Tim Plant
Tim Plant is executive director of Healthstar Home Health in North St. Paul, Minnesota, which specializes in serving Native American, Hispanic and other multi-cultural Medicaid-eligible people with disabilities. A seasoned human services executive, he has helped provide equal opportunity for health and independence for at-risk populations and their family members both in his career and as a volunteer. Before specializing in home health care, Tim managed organizations that help people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction; arrange for foster care and special needs adoptions; and provide early childhood education, pediatric therapies, and home-based care for people with disabilities and their families. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Minneapolis. They have four children (including a young adult with special needs) and two grandchildren.