Virtual Roundtable: Heathcare Conversion Foundation CEOs

Virtual Roundtable: Heathcare Conversion Foundation CEOs


We're excited to kick off a new series of "virtual roundtable" interviews with philanthropy leaders. Each cohort will feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the topic at hand. For our first outing, we're talking with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations** in the Pacific Northwest:

Antony Chiang

Empire Health Foundation
From nonprofit tech entrepreneur to entrepreneurial community health leader, Antony is pioneering an approach he terms "Philanthropy 3.0" as he works across eastern Washington. Read more >>

Nichole Maher

Northwest Health Foundation
Nichole draws on her experiences working with Native American youth and families to help Oregon and southwest Washington communities address the root causes of health disparities by building strength and power within communities to advocate for themselves. Read more >>

Elizabeth Ripley

Elizabeth RipleyMat-Su Health Foundation
A rural community hospital veteran, Elizabeth is guiding the Mat-Su Health Foundation through a data-informed and community-led approach to behavioral health issues across an area the size of West Virginia. Read more >>


Sue Sharpe

Sue SharpeChuckanut Health Foundation
As a former health care leader and organizational development consultant, Sue has recently led Chuckanut Health Foundation through a significant strategic planning and rebranding process and is working in deep collaboration with state, philanthropic and community partners. Read more >>

Aaron Wernham

Montana Healthcare Foundation
The newest CEO at this virtual roundtable, Aaron's experiences as a family physician and as a national-scale grantmaker are informing his work to establish a new health foundation that serves all of Montana. Read more >>





We'll be bringing you additional virtual roundtables on a regular basis throughout the year — stay tuned for more!

**A healthcare conversion foundation is a private foundation created as part of a deal to convert a nonprofit healthcare provider into a for-profit provider. Typically, a healthcare conversion foundation focuses on activities to improve the community health and well-being of residents in the geographic area served by the healthcare provider.