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 Alumni

NameTitleOrganizationLocationTKI Class
Melinda AbramsSenior Vice President, Delivery System Reform and International InnovationsThe Commonwealth FundNew York, NY2010
David AdlerSenior Program OfficerRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2012
Gabriela AlcaldeExecutive DirectorElmina B. Sewall FoundationFreeport, ME2014
Veenu AulakhPresidentCenter for Care Innovations

Formerly with California HealthCare Foundation
Oakland, CA2010
Matt BarnesFounder and CEOBarnesStrategies

Formerly with Houston Endowment Inc.
Houston, TX2010
Len BartelSenior Director of Strategy and LearningCFLeads

Formerly with Maine Health Access Foundation
Ithaca, NY2014
Allison BauerSenior ConsultantRoot Cause

Formerly with The Boston Foundation
Boston, MA2010
Saba BrelviFormerly with The California Wellness Foundation2010
Shivon BriteProgram Director/Director of Strategy Empire Health Foundation Spokane, WA 2018
Jamie BrownProgram OfficerColorado Springs Health FoundationColorado Springs, CO2016
Tiffany CallenderProgram DirectorThe Horizon Foundation Columbia, MD 2018
Brian CastrucciPresident and CEOde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2014
Matt CervantesDirector of Health ProgramsSierra Health FoundationSacramento, CA2014
Jennifer ChubinskiVice President, Research and EvaluationInteract for HealthCincinnati, OH2016
Colleen ChurchVice President of ProgramsCaring for Colorado FoundationDenver, CO2014
Abbey CofskyManaging DirectorRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2014
Anna CreeganProject DirectorThe Rippel FoundationMorristown, NJ 2018
Nhia DaryoushfarManager, Community InitiativesBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Center for PreventionEagan, MN2016
Crispin DelgadoFormerly with Blue Shield of California Foundation2014
Kimalon DixonSenior Project DirectorThe Cleveland FoundationCleveland, OH2016
Tiffany DonelsonVice President of Program Connecticut Health Foundation Hartford, CT 2018
Cecilia EcheverriaExecutive DirectorKaiser Permanente Institute for Health PolicyOakland, CA2012
Alexa EgglestonSenior Program Officer, Domestic ProgramsConrad N. Hilton FoundationAgoura Hills, CA2016
Alan EversleyProgram ConsultantAetna Foundation, Inc.Hartford, CT2016
Katie EyesVice President, Program and Strategy BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina FoundationDurham, NC2014
Marcy FelsenfeldSenior Program OfficerThe Healthcare Foundation of New JerseyMillburn, NJ 2016
Alyson FergusonChief Operating OfficerThe Scattergood FoundationPhiladelphia, PA2016
Kelly FiresheetsFormerly with Interact for Health2014
Kim FirthProgram DirectorEndowment for HealthConcord, NH2012
Jean Freeman-CrawfordSenior Project AnalystMissouri Foundation for Health St. Louis, MO 2018
Rebecca GalloProgram OfficerMetroWest Health FoundationFramingham, MA2016
Emmy GanosSenior Program Officer Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Princeton, NJ 2018
Jacqueline Martinez GarcelPresident and CEOLatino Community FoundationSan Francisco, CA2010
Phillip GonzalezSenior Program Officer Tufts Health Plan FoundationWatertown, MA2010
Abigail GoodwinVice President, Grants and Community Investments Palm Healthcare Foundation West Palm Beach, FL2018
Deidre GriffithRegional Director of Community ProgramsSSM Health

Formerly with Missouri Foundation for Health
St. Louis, MO2016
Anu GuptaPractice Manager, Global Health and PhilanthropyMcKinsey & Company

Formerly with Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson
New York, NY2010
Michelle GutiérrezProgram Officer W.K. Kellogg FoundationBattle Creek, MI 2018
Michele GuzmánPrincipalTriWest Group

Formerly with Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Austin, TX2014
Dana HeimanChief Impact OfficerBrandywine Health FoundationCoatesville, PA2014
Jessica HembreePrincipalPlatform Civic Ventures

Formerly with Health Forward Foundation
Kansas City, MO2014
Amy Stringer HesselFormerly with Missouri Foundation for Health2010
Morgan HyndDirector The Bingham ProgramAugusta, ME 2018
Marcus JohnsonDirector, State Health Policy and Advocacy Vitalyst Health Foundation Phoenix, AZ 2018
Kate KellerFormerly with Interact for Health2010
Priscilla KoManager, Specialty Care and Vulnerable Populations/Together on Diabetes Bristol-Myers Squibb FoundationNew York City, NY 2018
Carolyn Wang KongChief Program DirectorBlue Shield of California FoundationSan Francisco, CA 2018
Elizabeth KrauseDirectorPerigee FundSeattle, WA2010
Matthew KuhlenbeckPresident and CEOGreater Rochester Health FoundationRochester, NY2014
Colleen LampronPresidentAFL Enterprises

Formerly with Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
Denver, CO2012
Amy LathamVice President, PhilanthropyThe Colorado Health FoundationDenver, CO2014
Jennifer LeeManaging Director , Community Health GrantmakingHealth Resources in Action

Formerly with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Boston, 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, MT 2018
Sandra MartinezDirector of Public PolicyThe California Wellness FoundationWoodland Hills, CA2010
Andy MillerHead of Healthcare & Social Services GivingThe Morris FoundationAustin, TX2012
Brian MyersChief Strategy OfficerDogwood Health TrustAsheville, NC2016
Mary O’DonnellVice PresidentThe Retirement Research Foundation Chicago, IL2018
Padmini ParthasarathySenior Program Officer, Economic SecurityWalter & Elise Haas FundSan Francisco, CA 2018
Catherine PattersonManaging Director, Urban Health and Policyde Beaumont FoundationBethesda, MD2016
Shalini Iyer RanaHealth Policy AdvisorOffice of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco

Formerly with Metta Fund
San Francisco, CA2016
Jasmine Hall RatliffFormerly with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2010
Yanique RedwoodPresident and CEOConsumer Health FoundationWashington, DC2012
Christy RossSenior Vice President, Grants Baptist Community MinistriesNew Orleans, LA 2018
Tym RourkeDirector, New Hampshire TomorrowNew Hampshire Charitable FoundationConcord, NH2012
Alyse SabinaFormerly with Aetna Foundation, Inc.2012
Janisse SchoeppVice President of Operations and StrategyHealth Foundation of South FloridaMiami, FL2012
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
Lisa ShugarmanVice PresidentThe Lewin Group

Formerly with The SCAN Foundation
Falls Church, VA2012
Amber SlichtaVice President of ProgramsRalph C. Wilson Jr. FoundationGrosse Pointe, MI2012
Erica SnowPortfolio DirectorThe Colorado Health FoundationDenver, CO2016
Brenda SolórzanoChief Executive OfficerHeadwaters Foundation Missoula, MT2010
Kim VanPeltChief Regional OfficerFirst Things First

Formerly with St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
Phoenix, AZ2010
Edgar VillanuevaVice President of Programs and AdvocacySchott Foundation for Public EducationNew York, NY2010
Rachael WatmanVice President of ProgramsRita & Alex Hillman FoundationNew York, NY2012
Kathryn WehrSenior Program OfficerRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrinceton, NJ2016
Rachel WickSenior Program OfficerBlue Shield of California FoundationSan Francisco, CA2010
Jeff WillettSenior Vice President, Health StrategiesAmerican Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Formerly with Kansas Health Foundation
Kansas City, MO2014
Kara WilliamsDirector of Strategic InitiativesAllyn Family FoundationSyracuse, NY2014
Liane WongPrincipalLW Solutions

Formerly with The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, CA2012
Janelle Woods-McNishDirector, Service and GivingHarvard Pilgrim Health Care FoundationWellesley Hills, MA2016
Emily YuExecutive Director, BUILD Health Challenge de Beaumont Foundation Bethesda, MD 2018