Director, Community Health Programs–Innovations
The vast majority of a person’s health is determined by everything but whether that person walks into a doctor’s office. Wealth, housing, and social capital have an extraordinary impact on people’s health and whether they can withstand a health issue. As Director of Community Health Programs–Innovations at Spectrum Health, my work focuses on how Spectrum Health can impact health at the individual and system levels. This means I spend most of my time in the community focused on specific health issues, neighborhoods, or subsets of people to develop targeted, universal approaches to community-level health needs. I was the architect of the first pay-for-success project in Michigan, led the development of the 30-organization place-based Invest Health collaborative, and co-founded Equity PAC to target key equity issues such as policy reform and diversity of government.
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My work spans 17 years of leadership in health care, philanthropy innovation, and political action. I believe that targeted, universal approaches that bring unusual suspects around the table to agree on material history work best as starting points for sustained, healthier communities.