Dogwood Health Trust


Asheville, North Carolina

Date Posted

October 11, 2021

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For the team at Dogwood Health Trust, there is a great urgency to partner with community leaders in the development of integrated wellness models which will impact the 1 million residents of the 18 counties and the Qualla Boundary that Dogwood serves in Western North Carolina.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of senior level experience driving public health efforts in progressively more responsible leadership roles. The VP will have a working understanding of philanthropy and how to enable communities to achieve impact. The VP will bring authentic experience working within ethnically and economically diverse communities and staff, in particularly within rural communities. The VP will demonstrate success building and executing strategic plans, including creating the organizational structure, budget, and funding to provide sustainability. The successful candidate will have experience leading innovative, whole-person health initiatives and has a record of advocating for an integrated care model.

The VP will demonstrate a working understanding of integrated care models that encompass social services, be skilled in public health and community work and can both conceptualize and realize initiatives utilizing philanthropy to bring about quality health and wellness services to the residents of WNC.

Operational since 2019, Dogwood Health Trust is a private health conversion foundation based in Asheville, North Carolina. Dogwood focuses on achieving radical and equitable impact for all who reside in WNC by engaging the public, private, and nonprofit sectors together on four initiatives: Housing, Education, Economic Opportunity and Health & Wellness. These four areas are synergistic. Dogwood is committed to strategies that, while emphasizing one of the four areas of impact, positively affect the other three. The VP of Impact – Health & Wellness will be skilled at looking at wellbeing in WNC through a number of different lenses and will engage the right partners to implement initiatives.

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Application Process

To apply for the VP of Impact – Health and Wellness or for more information, please contact Laura Lovelace at or call 404-423-0866.

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About the Organization

Dogwood Health Trust is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and on our teams. We know that the rich diversity of perspectives and wisdom that is imperative to our purpose can only come from a wide variety of origins and life experiences. We strongly believe that creating a workplace where all team members thrive is critical to fulfilling our purpose in the communities we serve and we intentionally recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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