Linda Jo Doctor, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer, Food & Community Program

FUNDING AREAS: Food insecurity, childhood health, and childhood obesity

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PROFILE: At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which focuses on children’s physical health, mental health, and education in the United States and abroad, Linda Jo Doctor helps guide its Food & Community Program. Her National Good Food Network bio shares: 

Linda Jo Doctor is a program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, she helps develop programming priorities, reviews and recommends proposals for funding, manages and monitors a portfolio of active grants, and designs and implements national grant initiatives, place-based work and multi-year projects.

As a member of the Food, Health & Well-Being team, her work focuses on the impact of environmental conditions on health equity. She co-leads the Food & Community Program, an initiative designed to transform food systems and the physical environments in places where children live, learn and play. In Michigan, Ms. Doctor co-leads the foundation’s placed-based work in Detroit focused on creating conditions so vulnerable children and families thrive. 

Previously, Ms. Doctor was deputy director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Allies Against Asthma Program, housed at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She also directed the Division of Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she provided leadership for statewide health promotion and prevention programs and interagency initiatives. She has worked in substance abuse prevention including managing a national training and technical assistance system supported by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Ms. Doctor received her Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in social work from the University of Cincinnati, College of Community Services.

She has had leadership roles in several professional associations including the Prevention Network and the Association of State and Territorial Health Promotion Directors, and is a member of the American Public Health Association, and the Society of Public Health Education. 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Frazierita Klasen, The Pew Charitable Trusts

TITLE: Vice President

FUNDING AREAS: Health, social services, homelessness, vulnerable elderly, and vulnerable children

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PROFILE: Frazierita Klasen used to be the Director of the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services and has provided leadership to this initiative since Pew first established it in 1991. Today she is the funder's vice president. Her foundation bio shares: 

Frazierita Klasen is a vice president overseeing Pew’s work in Philadelphia, seeking to foster a vibrant civic life in our home town. Klasen supervises a portfolio that encourages a thriving arts and culture community and supports the well-being of the region’s neediest people. 
Throughout her career, Klasen has been committed to alleviating the effects of poverty on vulnerable populations and improving outcomes for disadvantaged children and youth. Before joining Pew, she worked in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; and at Public/Private Ventures, which for more than 30 years was a highly regarded social policy and research firm focused on improving the prospects of disadvantaged youth. Klasen also served on two Pennsylvania commissions: the Governor’s Commission on Children and Families and the Governor’s Commission on Healthcare Reform.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Aliya Hussaini, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

TITLE: Health Team Lead

FUNDING AREAS: Childhood obesity prevention and wellness

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PROFILE: Aliya Hussaini, M.D. is in charge of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's efforts to fight childhood obesity. Her foundation bio shares: 

Aliya is responsible for the foundation’s efforts to improve childhood health and wellness through proven strategies and partnerships with a broad range of traditional and non-traditional partners. She focuses primarily on increasing the access to and equity of healthy eating and physical activity opportunities, generating demand for healthy options, and supporting healthy behaviors and environments. Also core to her work is the management of the foundation’s investments in the Central Texas medical community.
Aliya completed undergraduate degrees in biology and economics at Swarthmore College, medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pediatrics residency and chief residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, and fellowship training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a master’s degree in Health Policy Research.
In addition to her work at the foundation, Aliya is a practicing pediatrician at People’s Community Clinic in Austin.

Kristin Schubert, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

TITLE: Director

FUNDING AREAS: Public health issues for vulnerable populations and adolescents

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PROFILE: Schubert is the interim assistant vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her foundation bio shares: 

Kristin Schubert, interim assistant vice president - program, helps to shape the Foundation’s strategy to promote ways to improve the health of children and families, particularly the connection between child health and family well-being and nurturing environments in which children can thrive. Her efforts support building a Culture of Health that helps all children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively to the best of their ability. As she puts it “we must learn as a nation how much early childhood matters to lifelong health, longevity, and prosperity. Helping children develop social and emotional skills is one of the most important things we can do to prepare them for a healthy future.”
Schubert also manages RWJF programs that address the need for children to grow up at a healthy weight. Through alliances with a growing coalition of civic and business leaders, she advances changes in public policy, community environments, and industry practices that can help all children have a healthy start in life. This includes programs for family and social support, including affordable child care, and mental and emotional well-being. She believes that far too many children across the nation lack nutritious foods, energetic play, and positive social and emotional environments, all of which affect their health at every stage of life.
Since Schubert joined RWJF in 2000, her work has focused on applying a public health perspective to the health issues faced by vulnerable populations, particularly children and adolescents. She praises RWJF’s pioneering approaches to helping vulnerable families get the care and services they need.
Previously, Schubert was a policy analyst for the Centers for Disease Control-funded Prevention Research Center, focusing on barriers to health among vulnerable populations and youth health and development issues. Trained as a molecular biologist, she began her career as a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Schubert holds an MPH in health policy and administration from Yale University and a BS in molecular biology from Lehigh University. Raised in a family of teachers—her mother, father, aunt, and sister have all dedicated themselves to education—she is the devoted mother of two young boys.

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David Fukuzawa, The Kresge Foundation

TITLE: Managing Director, Health

FUNDING AREAS: Access to healthcare, community health partnerships, food insecurity, and healthy housing and environments

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PROFILE: David Fukuzawa is the managing director of The Kresge Foundation's Health program. His foundation shares: 

David D. Fukuzawa, managing director of Kresge's Health and Human Services Programs, has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, with a special focus on children and youth.
His experience as a youth worker and community organizer in Detroit and Chicago taught him that health and well-being are profoundly affected by the condition of the communities, schools and environment in which people live. Those lessons inform the efforts he has led to re-envision and redesign Kresge’s approach to health grantmaking.
David joined Kresge in 2000 and has served as a program officer and senior program officer. In 2002, he helped develop the Special Opportunities Initiative. The initiative focused on building the capacity of high-impact organizations that reached underserved populations, but were uncompetitive in the foundation’s historic bricks-and-mortar challenge program. He then managed the initiative.
He was a program officer at The Skillman Foundation in Detroit from 1990 to 1999. At Skillman, David focused on child and youth health. He was responsible for a major initiative to address the lack of safe and accessible out-of-school opportunities for Detroit youth, a major factor in the city’s high incidence of violence, delinquency, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy. He also helped develop Michigan’s first statewide childhood immunization registry.
Before his career in philanthropy, David served as director of human needs at New Detroit, Inc. (NDI), where he was responsible for policy analysis and development, particularly in the areas of welfare reform and health care reform. He drafted NDI’s policy statement for health care reform and was NDI’s liaison to the Michigan Legislature regarding liability/tort reform and its effect on physicians in Detroit. He also administered a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, which established the first school-based health centers in the Detroit Public Schools.
David moved to Detroit in 1981, fresh from seminary, to work with youth on the streets, where he learned firsthand about the roots of urban drug-related violence. That experience directly informed a booklet, which he co-wrote while at NDI titled Drug Free Neighborhoods: How we can do it.  The Michigan Substance Abuse and Traffic Safety Information Center reprinted the booklet in 1993 with a new title, Creating Drug Free Neighborhoods in Michigan: How we can do it.
A Yale University graduate, David also holds a master of divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a master of science in administration degree from Central Michigan University. He has published articles about urban issues and population health, including “Achieving Healthy Communities through Community-centered Health Systems” in the Winter 2013 edition of National Civic Review.

Peter Tavernise, Cisco Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Public health, human services, childhood obesity, health care, crime and violence prevention, clean water, global disasters, and emergency response

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PROFILE: Peter Tavernise is the Executive Director of the Cisco Foundation. His company bio shares:

Peter Tavernise is the Executive Director of the Cisco Foundation and Director of Cisco Public Benefit Investment. Peter brings over 25 years of non-profit fundraising, private family foundation, and corporate funding experience to meeting the core mission and strategy of Cisco Public Benefit Investment. We empower global problem solvers to speed the pace of social change. Global problem solvers are individuals who innovate as technologists, think like entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents. Cisco supports internet-based solutions in areas of critical human needs (food, water, shelter, and disaster relief), access to education (K-8), and economic empowerment, which can be replicated, scaled, and sustained.
Peter is currently a Trustee of the Cisco South Africa Education Trust, a board member of the Giraffe Heroes Project, an advisory board member of GreatNonprofits.org, and has served as a member of the American Red Cross Corporate Advisory Council, and the Contributions Council of The Conference Board. Peter is a previous Cisco Community Leadership Fellow at Public Allies North Carolina, and is a past board member of Teachers Without Borders, YouthNoise.org, and the Affordable Housing Trust of Santa Clara County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Davidson College, and a Masters in Humanities from Duke University.

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Anne Callan, Public Health Fund

TITLE: Chief Operating Officer

FUNDING AREAS: Public health 

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PROFILE: Anne Callan serves both as the Chief Operating Officer of the Public Health Fund and as Managing Director of Organizational Development and Learning at the Public Health Management Corporation. Her bio with the latter shares this:

As Managing Director of Organizational Development and Learning (ODL), Anne oversees internal workforce development, academic partnerships with universities for master’s level programs, cultural initiatives and the worksite wellness programming at PHMC. To realize ODL’s vision of developing PHMC’s diverse and talented workforce, Anne manages a range of activities, including live trainings, learning and networking programs, oversight for PHMC U and all-staff initiatives like the annual United Way campaign. PHMC U is a hub of online learning that spans professional development, leadership, PHMC’s organizational culture and values, as well as funder-mandated, compliance-based and regulatory training. ODL’s academic partnerships currently offer employees an opportunity to complete a Master’s in Public Health from Drexel University or a Master’s in Science in Public Health Management and Administration from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to her Managing Director role, Anne worked in Strategy and Training at PHMC.

Anne is also the Chief Operating Officer of the Public Health Fund, a public charity that is an affiliate and support organization of PHMC. Anne has helped create the vision and infrastructure for the fund over the past five years. ODL and the Public Health Fund intersect in an approach to invest in resources that increases PHMC’s impact internally and externally.

Anne received a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Public Health from Drexel University.