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Osula Rushing Named GIH Vice President for Program and Strategy

January 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Osula Evadne Rushing has been named Grantmakers In Health's (GIH) vice president for program and strategy. In her new role, she will support program development and strategic positioning of the organization, as well as oversee and supervise program staff, and cultivate external relations and new ventures.

"Osula was the obvious choice for the position-- she possesses the right mix of knowledge, skills, and characteristics essential to the job," said Faith Mitchell, GIH president and CEO. "She brings a creative and entrepreneurial spirit to her work that will undoubtedly propel GIH to new heights." Ms. Rushing will assume her new duties on February 1.

Ms. Rushing joined GIH in 2004 as a senior program associate and was promoted to program director in 2007. She has managed GIH programming related to access and coverage, health reform, maternal and child health, and the social determinants of health.

Prior to joining GIH, Ms. Rushing was a policy analyst for The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She also held positions at The Boston Foundation and the Education Development Center. Ms. Rushing is a graduate of Spelman College and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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