Board of Directors

Dr. Matthew Forgit


Dr. Forgit is an optometrist at the Crookston Eye Clinic. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Concordia College, and his doctor of optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon. He and his wife, Merrilee, who is a special education teacher at Crookston High School, have two children, Olivia and Peter.

“Riverview Health is important to Crookston and the surrounding region in so many ways,” said Forgit. “Being personally involved in healthcare, I am well-aware how the current changes and uncertainty in healthcare at the national level will make offering quality and affordable rural healthcare only more challenging in the years ahead. I look forward to working on solutions so that Riverview can continue its broad service base to this region.”