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Jandel Allen-Davis and Anthony Iton Named to GIH Board

November 14, 2011

Washington, DC-- Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is pleased to announce the addition of Jandel Allen-Davis and Anthony Iton to its board of directors. Their board terms begin after the 2012 GIH Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy.

Dr. Allen-Davis is vice president of government and external relations at Kaiser Permanente-Colorado, where she is responsible for relationships with the community-at-large, the business community, and the legislative and executive branches of the state government. She also leads the organization's public relations and communications functions, government relations, and community benefit investment. Dr. Allen-Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and, after practicing medicine, transitioned to Kaiser Permanente's Health Plan Leadership team.

Dr. Iton is senior vice president, healthy communities at The California Endowment, where he leads work on the Building Healthy Communities: California Living 2.0 initiative. Prior to joining the foundation, he was director and county health officer for the Alameda County Public Health Department, where he oversaw the creation of an innovative public health practice designed to eliminate health disparities by tackling the root causes of poor health. Dr. Iton also served as director of health and human services and school medical advisor for the City of Stamford, Connecticut; as a physician in internal medicine for Stamford Hospital's HIV Clinic; and as a primary care physician for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The GIH board also reappointed Fatima Angeles of The California Wellness Foundation, who will continue service as board secretary; Bruce Chernof of The SCAN Foundation; and Len McNally of The New York Community Trust. Sam Karp of the California HealthCare Foundation will continue to serve as board chair, David Gould of the United Hospital Fund will continue as vice chair, and Philip Belcher of the Mary Black Foundation will continue as treasurer. Billie Hall of the Sunflower Foundation will assume the role of member-at-large.

Moving off the GIH board in 2012 are Ray Baxter of Kaiser Permanente and Debbie Chang of Nemours.

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