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

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, using a retreat-like format that includes a mix of structured discussions and unstructured networking. Inspired by the work and writings of Terrance Keenan, who contributed for more than 40 years to the field of health philanthropy, discussion topics include leadership, innovation, taking risks, and using resources creatively.

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.

The Terrance Keenan Institute was established in 2009. Support for the institute is provided by the Effective Philanthropy Fund, The California Wellness Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For questions or additional information, contact Kate Treanor.

Terrance Keenan Institute

2020 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellows Named

May 27, 2020
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GIH is delighted to announce the 2020 Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy class of fellows.

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Terrance Keenan Institute Fellows and Alumni

NameTitleOrganization NameFormerly withLocationClass
Melinda AbramsSenior Vice PresidentThe Commonwealth FundNew York, NY2010
David AdlerSenior Program OfficerRobert 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
Len BertelSenior Director of Strategy and LearningCFLeadsFormerly with Maine Health Access Foundation Ithaca, NY2014
Allison BauerSenior ConsultantRoot CauseFormerly with The Boston Foundation Boston, MA2010
Lesa BoettcherDirector Healthy West OrangeWest Orange Healthcare DistrictWinter Garden, FL2020
Saba BrelviFormerly with The California Wellness Foundation2010
Shivon BriteProgram Director and Director of StrategyEmpire Health FoundationSpokane, WA2018
Jamie BrownProgram OfficerColorado Springs Health FoundationColorado Springs, CO2016
Katie ByerlyFormerly with The Kresge FoundationTroy, MI2020
Tiffany CallenderProgram DirectorThe Horizon FoundationColumbia, MD2018
Brian CastrucciPresident and CEOde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2014
Matt CervantesDirector of Health ProgramsSierra Health FoundationSacramento, CA2014
Jennifer ChubinskiDirector, Health Services AdministrationXavier UniversityFormerly with Interact for Health Cincinnati, OH2016
Colleen ChurchVice President of ProgramsCaring for Colorado FoundationDenver, CO2014
Abbey CofskyManaging DirectorRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2014
Anna CreeganProject DirectorThe Rippel FoundationMorristown, NJ2018
Colleen CulbertsonFormerly with Dogwood Health TrustAsheville, NC2020
Nhia Lee DaryoushfarManager, Community InitiativesBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Center for PreventionEagan, MN2016
Crispin DelgadoConsultantKaiser Permanente National Community BenefitSan Francisco, CA2014
Kimalon DixonSenior Project DirectorThe Cleveland FoundationCleveland, OH2016
Tiffany DonelsonPresident and CEOConnecticut Health FoundationHartford, CT2018
Noelle DorwardAdvocacy & Policy PartnerThe Colorado TrustDenver, CO2020
Cecilia EcheverriaExecutive DirectorKaiser Permanente Institute for Health PolicyOakland, CA2012
Alexa EgglestonSenior Program Officer, Domestic ProgramsConrad N. Hilton FoundationAgoura Hills, CA2016
Jane EricksonProject DirectorRippel FoundationMorristown, NJ2020
Alan EversleyProgram ConsultantAetna Foundation, Inc.Hartford, CT2016
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 OfficerThomas Scattergood Behavioral Health FoundationPhiladelphia, PA2016
Kelly FiresheetsVice President, Community Business Development Cordata Healthcare InnovationsFormerly with Interact for HealthCincinnati, OH2014
Kim FirthProgram DirectorEndowment for HealthConcord, NH2012
Jean Freeman-CrawfordSenior Project AnalystMissouri Foundation for HealthSt. Louis, MO2018
Rebecca GalloProgram Officer MetroWest Health FoundationFramingham, MA2016
Emmy GanosSenior Program OfficerRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2018
Jacqueline Martinez GarcelPresident and CEOLatino Community FoundationSan Francisco, CA2010
Maria GarciaProgram OfficerThe Health TrustSan Jose, CA2020
Nora GarciaDirector of ProgramsHealthy Communities FoundationRiverside, IL2020
Phillip GonzalezSenior Program OfficerTufts Health Plan FoundationWatertown, MA2010
Abigail GoodwinVice President, Grants and Community InvestmentsPalm Healthcare FoundationWest Palm Beach, FL2018
Amy GornProgram Officer for Healthy FamiliesMat-Su Health FoundationWasilla, AK2020
Deidre GriffithRegional Director of Community HealthSSM HealthFormerly with Missouri Foundation for HealthSt. Louis, MO2016
Anu GuptaPractice Manager, Global Health and PhilanthropyMcKinsey & CompanyFormerly with Johnson & JohnsonNew York, NY2010
Michelle GutiérrezProgram OfficerW.K. Kellogg FoundationBattle Creek, MI2018
Michele GuzmánPrincipalTriWest GroupFormerly with Hogg Foundation for Mental HealthAustin, TX2014
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
Amy Stringer HesselFormerly with Missouri Foundation for Health2010
Morgan HyndDirectorThe Bingham ProgramDirectorAugusta, ME2018
Shalini Iyer RanaHealth Policy AdvisorOffice of the Mayor, City and County of San FranciscoFormerly with Metta Fund San Francisco, CA2016
Marcus JohnsonDirector, State Health Policy and AdvocacyVitalyst Health FoundationPhoenix, AZ2018
Beth JonesDirector of Community ImpactDelta Dental of IowaJohnston, IA2020
Kate KellerPresidentThe Harvest FoundationCincinnati, OH2010
Priscilla KoManager, Specialty Care & Vulnerable Populations/ Together on DiabetesBristol-Myers Squibb FoundationNew York, NY2018
Elizabeth KrauseDirectorPerigee FundSeattle, WA2010
Christine KudravDirector of Finance and Operationsde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2020
Matthew KuhlenbeckPresident and CEOGreater Rochester Health FoundationRochester, NY2014
Colleen LampronPresidentAFL EnterprisesFormerly with Delta Dental of Colorado FoundationDenver, CO2012
Amy LathamVice President of PhilanthropyThe Colorado Health FoundationDenver, CO2014
Jennifer LeeManaging DirectorHealth Resources in ActionFormerly with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts FoundationBoston, MA2012
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 MartinezDirector of Public PolicyThe California Wellness FoundationWoodland Hills, CA2010
Andy MillerHead of Healthcare & Social Services GivingThe Morris FoundationAustin, TX2012
Henocson (Henny) MulatreManager of Giving and ServiceHarvard Pilgrim Health Care FoundationWellesley Hills, MA2020
Brian MyersChief Strategy OfficerDogwood Health TrustAsheville, NC2016
Mary O'DonnellPresident RRF Foundation for AgingChicago, IL2018
Padmini ParthasarathySenior Program Officer, Economic SecurityWalter & Elise Haas FundSan Francisco, CA2018
Catherine PattersonCo-Executive Director, CityHealthde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2016
Yanique RedwoodPresident and CEOConsumer Health FoundationWashington, DC2012
Rachel ReichlinProgram OfficerMichael Reese Health TrustChicago, IL2020
Janisse Rosario SchoeppVice President of Operations and StrategyHealth Foundation of South FloridaMiami, FL2012
Christy RossSenior Vice President, Health GrantsBaptist Community MinistriesNew Orleans, LA2018
Tym RourkeDirector of New Hampshire TomorrowNew Hampshire Charitable FoundationConcord, NH2012
Alyse SabinaFormerly with Aetna Foundation, Inc.2012
Katie SchoenhoffDirector of ProgramsUnited Methodist Health Ministry FundHutchinson, KS2020
Sarah SensemanDirector, Community Integration and OperationsBlue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Center for PreventionEagan, MN2012
Tanya ShahVice President, Delivery System ReformThe Commonwealth FundNew York, NY2016
Linda ShakProgram OfficerSunlight GivingPalo Alto, CA2020
Lisa ShugarmanVice PresidentThe Lewin GroupFormerly with The SCAN FoundationLos Angeles, CA2012
Amber SlichtaVice President of ProgramsRalph 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
Erin SwitalskiProgram DirectorHeadwaters FoundationMissoula, MT2020
Kim VanPeltChief Regional OfficerFirst Things FirstFormerly with Vitalyst FoundationPhoenix, AZ2010
Edgar VillanuevaVice President of Programs and AdvocacySchott Foundation for Public EducationNew York, NY2010
Anne Katharine WalesSenior Philanthropy Portfolio LeadMedtronic FoundationMinneapolis, MN2020
Carolyn Wang KongChief Program DirectorBlue Shield of California FoundationSan Francisco, CA2018
Rachael WatmanVice President of ProgramsRita & Alex Hillman FoundationNew York, NY2012
Daniel WaxlerCommunications 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 WillettNational Vice President, Integrated StrategiesAmerican Heart Association | American Stroke 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 DirectorTrustees of the ReservationFormerly with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care FoundationBoston, MA2016
Emily YuExecutive Director, BUILD Health Challengede Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2018