Jeff Barrus

Jeff Barrus is the Communications Director at Grantmakers in Health (GIH), responsible for leading all external communications initiatives. Prior to joining GIH, Mr. Barrus was Communications Director at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where he led communications on a wide range of journalism and education initiatives. While at the Pulitzer Center, he was part…

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Samantha Ostenso

Samantha Ostenso is a Program Assistant at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for supporting the work of several program directors. Prior to joining GIH, Ms. Ostenso was an Executive Assistant at the Kahle/Austin Foundation in San Francisco, where she supported events, managed administrative functions, and spearheaded a major archival project. Previously, she was an intern…

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Eric Stockton

Eric Stockton is a Senior Program Director at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for programming on children and families and on oral health. Prior to joining GIH, Mr. Stockton was Program Advisor to the Dorney-Koppel Foundation, where he acted as liaison to hospitals and primary care clinics and was tasked with improving processes, building organizational capacity,…

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Monique Jackson

Monique Jackson, Program Assistant at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), is responsible for supporting the work of several program directors. Prior to joining GIH, Ms. Jackson was an Executive Assistant, providing administrative support to top corporate executives, boards, and committees of leading companies in the various sectors of public affairs, health care, pharmaceuticals, and broadcast media….

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Cara V. James, PhD

Cara James is President and CEO at Grantmakers In Health (GIH). Prior to joining GIH, she served as Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she provided leadership, vision, and direction to advance the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CMS goals related…

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Kate

Katherine Treanor, MSW

Kate Treanor is a Senior Program Director at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for work on governance and operations, as well as professional development opportunities for foundation staff. Prior to joining GIH, she was a Senior Policy Analyst at America’s Health Insurance Plans, where she supported the association’s lobbying efforts and informed members on health…

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Osula

Osula Evadne Rushing, MS

Osula Evadne Rushing is Vice President for Program and Strategy at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for managing program development and strategic positioning of the organization, as well as supervising program staff and cultivating external relations and new ventures. Ms. Rushing joined GIH as a Senior Program Associate in 2004 and was promoted to Program…

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Sue

Sumintra Jonas Palm

Sue J. Palm is the Director of Meetings and Administration at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for the planning of all GIH meetings and events, including budget management, contract negotiations, logistics, on-site management, production design, site inspections, and venue selections. She also oversees the administration of the organization and manages the administrative staff. Previously, she…

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David Churchill

David Churchill is the Database and Website Specialist at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for the database system, website, and special projects. Prior to joining GIH, Mr. Churchill served as IT Manager, Internet Developer, and Content Producer at a public health organization working to prevent gun violence, and as the Manager of Internet Systems for…

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David Gessner, CPA

David Gessner is the Finance Director at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for management of all financial accounting, reporting, and compliance matters. Prior to joining GIH, Mr. Gessner served as Director of Finance for the American Psychiatric Association, a membership organization representing 37,000 psychiatrists, where he managed accounting operations and focused on system modernizations. He…

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