WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2022—Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is pleased to announce the election of five new members to its Board of Directors:
Melinda Abrams, Executive Vice President for Programs, The Commonwealth Fund
Tiffany Donelson, President and CEO, Connecticut Health Foundation
|Britta Guerrero, CEO, Sacramento Native American Health Center|
|Avenel Joseph, Vice President, Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation|
|Elizabeth Myung Sook Krause, Program Director, Perigee Foundation|
“We are thrilled to welcome Melinda, Tiffany, Britta, Avenel, and Elizabeth to GIH’s Board of Directors,” said Cara V. James, President and CEO of Grantmakers In Health. “Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will be invaluable as we work to improve the health and well-being of communities across the country. We look forward to their contributions and leadership as we continue to advance our mission.”
Three of the incoming board members—Abrams, Donelson, and Krause—are alumni of GIH’s Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy, a professional leadership development fellowship program for health philanthropy’s next generation leaders.
Board members serve three-year terms, with the possibility of renewal for a second consecutive term. Members represent the diversity of the field across a variety of dimensions, including gender, geographic location, life experience, organization size and type, professional skills, and race and ethnicity.
Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations, corporate giving programs, and other philanthropic organizations improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others and to help strengthen the grantmaking community’s knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Observing its 40th anniversary in 2022, GIH has developed programming, provided technical assistance, and hosted convenings to help funders learn, connect, and grow.