The Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy is a biennial professional leadership development opportunity for our field’s next-generation leaders.

Established by GIH in 2009, the institute serves as a living legacy through which Terrance Keenan’s words and deeds continue to inspire future leaders as they seek to create a more just and equitable world. Fellows spend two days with seasoned leaders from the field of health philanthropy, many of whom are past recipients of the GIH Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. The institute focuses on leadership development, exploration of critical issues facing philanthropy, and building collegial connections that can endure throughout fellows’ careers. It features a retreat-like format that includes a mix of structured discussions and unstructured networking. Topics reflect key themes from Keenan’s work and writings: placing people and ideas at the center of philanthropic work, embracing innovation, taking risks, and creatively deploying foundation resources.

To support ongoing professional connections among the fellows, GIH provides additional opportunities for them to connect with and learn from one another throughout the year.

Support for the institute is provided by the Effective Philanthropy Fund.

For questions or additional information, contact Kate Treanor.

Terrance Keenan Institute

2022 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellows Named

July 7, 2022

GIH is delighted to announce the 2022 Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy class of fellows.

Meet the Class of 2022 →

Terrance Keenan Institute Fellows and Alumni

NameTitleOrganization NameFormerly withLocationClass
Melinda AbramsExecutive Vice President for ProgramsThe Commonwealth FundNew York, NY2010
David AdlerDeputy Director of Healthy CommunitiesRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2012
Gabriela AlcaldeExecutive DirectorElmina B. Sewall FoundationFreeport, ME2014
Veenu AulakhPresidentCenter for Care InnovationsFormerly with California HealthCare FoundationOakland, CA2010
Matt BarnesFounder and CEOBarnesStrategiesFormerly with Houston EndowmentHouston, TX2010
Allison BauerAssociate Teaching ProfessorNortheastern University Bouve College of Health SciencesFormerly with The Boston FoundationBoston, MA2010
Len BertelSenior Director for Learning and ImpactCFLeadsFormerly with Maine Health Access FoundationIthaca, NY2014
Lesa BoettcherChief Operating OfficerFoundation for a Healthier West OrangeWinter Garden, FL2020
Saba BrelviFormerly with The California Wellness Foundation2010
Shivon BriteExecutive Vice PresidentEmpire Health FoundationSpokane, WA2018
Jamie BrownProgram OfficerColorado Springs Health FoundationColorado Springs, CO2016
Katie ByerlyProgram ManagerCommonHealth ActionFormerly with The Kresge FoundationDetroit, MI2020
Tiffany Callender ErbeldingSenior Program DirectorThe Horizon FoundationColumbia, MD2018
Brian CastrucciPresident and CEOde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2014
Matt CervantesManaging Director, Healthy Youth DevelopmentSierra Health FoundationSacramento, CA2014
Jennifer ChubinskiAssistant ProfessorXavier UniversityFormerly with Interact for HealthCincinnati, OH2016
Colleen ChurchChief Strategy OfficerCaring for Colorado FoundationDenver, CO2014
Abbey CofskyManaging DirectorRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2014
Anna CreeganProject DirectorThe Rippel FoundationMorristown, NJ2018
Colleen CulbertsonFormerly with Dogwood Health Trust2020
Crispin DelgadoPublic Policy DirectorNorthern California GrantmakersFormerly with Blue Shield of California FoundationSan Francisco, CA2014
Kimalon DixonSenior Project Director, Cleveland Purpose Built CommunitiesSt. Luke's FoundationCleveland, OH2016
Tiffany DonelsonPresident and CEOConnecticut Health FoundationHartford, CT2018
Noelle DorwardFormerly with The Colorado TrustDenver, CO2020
Cecilia EcheverriaExecutive DirectorKaiser Permanente Institute for Health PolicyOakland, CA2012
Alexa EgglestonFounderAudacia ConsultingFormerly with Conrad N. Hilton FoundationSanta Monica, CA2016
Jane EricksonDirector of Learning and ImpactRippel FoundationMorristown, NJ2020
Alan EversleyFormerly with Aetna Foundation, Inc.2016
Katie EyesVice President, Program and StrategyBlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina FoundationDurham, NC2014
Marcy FelsenfeldSenior Program OfficerThe Healthcare Foundation of New JerseyMillburn, NJ2016
Alyson FergusonChief Operating OfficerThe Scattergood FoundationPhiladelphia, PA2016
Kelly FiresheetsVice President of Community Business DevelopmentCordata Healthcare InnovationsFormerly with Interact for HealthCincinnati, OH2014
Kim FirthProgram DirectorEndowment for HealthConcord, NH2012
Jean Freeman-CrawfordSenior Project AnalystMissouri Foundation for HealthSt. Louis, MO2018
Rebecca GalloSenior Program OfficerMetroWest Health FoundationFramingham, MA2016
Emmy GanosSenior Program OfficerRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2018
Maria GarciaProgram OfficerThe Health TrustSan Jose, CA2020
Nora GarciaDirector of ProgramsHealthy Communities FoundationRiverside, IL2020
Phillip GonzalezDirector, Community InvestmentsPoint32Health FoundationCanton, MA2010
Abigail GoodwinVice PresidentPalm Healthcare FoundationWest Palm Beach, FL2018
Amy GornProgram Officer, Healthy Families Program AreaMat-Su Health FoundationWasilla, AK2020
Deidre GriffithRegional Director of Community HealthSSM HealthFormerly with Missouri Foundation for HealthSt. Louis, MO2016
Anu GuptaLeader Global Social ResponsibilityMcKinsey & CompanyFormerly with Johnson & JohnsonNew York, NY2010
Michelle GutiérrezProgram OfficerW.K. Kellogg FoundationBattle Creek, MI2018
Michele GuzmánPrincipalTriWest GroupFormerly with Hogg Foundation for Mental HealthBolder, CO2014
Jasmine Hall RatliffDeputy DirectorKeecha Harris AssociatesFormerly with Robert Wood Johnson FoundationSt. Louis, MO2010
Dana HeimanChief Impact OfficerBrandywine Health FoundationCoatesville, PA2014
Jessica HembreePrincipalPlatform Civic StrategiesFormerly with Health Forward FoundationKansas City, MO2014
Morgan HyndDirectorThe Bingham ProgramDirectorAugusta, ME2018
Shalini Iyer RanaHealth Policy AdvisorOffice of the Mayor, City and County of San FranciscoFormerly with Metta FundSan Francisco, CA2016
Marcus JohnsonDirector of State Health Policy and AdvocacyVitalyst Health FoundationPhoenix, AZ2018
Beth JonesDirector of Community ImpactDelta Dental of IowaJohnston, IA2020
Anne Katharine WalesSenior Philanthropy Portfolio LeadMedtronic FoundationMinneapolis, MN2020
Kate KellerPresidentThe Harvest FoundationCincinnati, OH2010
Priscilla KoDirectorBristol-Myers Squibb FoundationNew York, NY2018
Elizabeth KrauseDirector of ProgramsPerigee FundSeattle, WA2010
Christine Kudrav JamesSenior Director of Operationsde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2020
Matthew KuhlenbeckPresident and CEOGreater Rochester Health FoundationRochester, NY2014
Colleen LampronPresidentAFL EnterprisesFormerly with Delta Dental of Colorado FoundationDenver, CO2012
Amy LathamChief Impact OfficerThe Colorado Health FoundationDenver, CO2014
Jennifer LeeManaging DirectorHealth Resources in ActionFormerly with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts FoundationBoston, MA2012
Nhia Lee DaryoushfarPrincipal Sustainability Program LeadBlue Cross and Blue Shield of MinnesotaEagan, MN2016
Corina LindleyFormerly with Kaiser Permanente Colorado2012
Randy LopezVice President of Community ProgramsWyandotte Health FoundationKansas City, KS2016
Sarah LymanExecutive DirectorAlliance Healthcare FoundationSan Diego, CA2014
Scott MalloyProgram DirectorMontana Healthcare FoundationBozeman, MT2018
Sandra MartinezVice President and Chief of StaffLA84 FoundationFormerly with The California Wellness FoundationLos Angeles, CA2010
Jacqueline Martinez GarcelPresident and CEOLatino Community FoundationSan Francisco, CA2010
Andy MillerChief Strategy and Impact OfficerTexas Health InstituteFormerly with The Morris FoundationAustin, TX2012
Henocson (Henny) MulatreManager, Corporate CitizenshipPoint32Health FoundationCanton, MA2020
Brian MyersSenior Advisor of Strategic ProjectsDogwood Health TrustAsheville, NC2016
Mary O'DonnellPresidentRRF Foundation for AgingChicago, IL2018
Padmini ParthasarathyPrincipal and FounderSāmya StrategiesFormerly with Walter & Elise Haas FundSan Francisco, CA2018
Catherine PattersonCo-Executive Director, CityHealthde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2016
Yanique RedwoodPresident and CEOif, A Foundation for Radical PossibilityWashington, DC2012
Rachel ReichlinSenior Program OfficerMichael Reese Health TrustChicago, IL2020
Janisse Rosario SchoeppVice President of StrategyHealth Foundation of South FloridaMiami, FL2012
Christy RossDirector, Health and WellbeingNAACPFormerly with Baptist Community MinistriesNew Orleans, LA2018
Tym RourkeSenior DirectorThird Horizons StrategiesFormerly with New Hampshire Charitable FoundationChicago, IL2012
Alyse SabinaFormerly with Aetna Foundation, Inc.2012
Katie SchoenhoffDirector of ProgramsUnited Methodist Health Ministry FundHutchinson, KS2020
Sarah SensemanDirector, Tobacco Settlement Operations & Community FundingBlue Cross Blue Shield of MinnesotaEagan, MN2012
Tanya ShahFormerly with The Commonwealth Fund2016
Linda ShakProgram OfficerSunlight GivingPalo Alto, CA2020
Lisa ShugarmanVice PresidentThe Lewin GroupFormerly with The SCAN FoundationLos Angeles, CA2012
Amber SlichtaVice President of Programs and LearningRalph C. Wilson Jr. FoundationGrosse Point, MI2012
Michael SmithDirector for Community Investments and the Built EnvironmentRichmond Memorial Health FoundationRichmond, VA2020
Erica SnowPortfolio DirectorThe Colorado Health FoundationDenver, CO2016
Brenda SolórzanoCEOHeadwaters FoundationMissoula, MT2010
Amy Stringer HesselFormerly with Missouri Foundation for Health2010
Erin SwitalskiProgram DirectorHeadwaters FoundationMissoula, MT2020
Kim VanPeltChief Regional OfficerFirst Things FirstFormerly with Vitalyst FoundationPhoenix, AZ2010
Edgar VillanuevaPrincipalLeverage Philanthropic PartnersFormerly with Schott Foundation for Public EducationNew York, NY2010
Carolyn Wang KongChief Program DirectorBlue Shield of California FoundationSan Francisco, CA2018
Rachael WatmanVice President of ProgramsRita & Alex Hillman FoundationNew York, NY2012
Daniel WaxlerSenior Communications StrategistMissouri Foundation for HealthSt. Louis, MO2020
Kathryn WehrSenior Program OfficerRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2016
Rachel WickSenior Program OfficerBlue Shield of California FoundationSan Francisco, CA2010
Jeff WillettSenior Vice President of Health StrategiesAmerican Heart AssociationFormerly with Kansas Health FoundationDallas, TX2014
Kara WilliamsDirector of Strategic InitiativesAllyn FoundationSyracuse, NY2014
Liane WongPrincipalLW2 SolutionsFormerly with The David and Lucile Packard FoundationLos Altos, CA2012
Janelle Woods-McNishManaging DirectorThe Trustees of ReservationsFormerly with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care FoundationBoston, MA2016
Emily YuExecutive Director, BUILD Health Challengede Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2018