Greater Rochester Health Foundation has announced the election of five executive committee officers on its Board of Directors. Dennis Richardson, president and CEO, Hillside Family of Agencies, has been elected to board chair; Louis Papa, M.D., professor of clinical medicine, University of Rochester, and Internist, Olsan Internal Medicine now serves as board vice chair; Connie O. Walker, Esq., Rochester attorney, has been elected to board secretary; and Chris Pulleyn, LMFT, psychotherapist, is now board treasurer. William Clark, president and CEO, Urban League of Rochester, has been elected as chair of the audit committee and Essie Calhoun-McDavid, as immediate past board chair, will serve alongside board officers on the Health Foundation Board’s executive committee.

The Health Foundation’s Board of Directors ensures the organization’s mission—to improve the health status of residents of the Greater Rochester community—is fulfilled. Using their knowledge of the community and their specific areas of expertise, board members establish the overall strategic plan for the Health Foundation and monitor and evaluate its implementation, including establishing grant-making policies, defining areas of focus, and overseeing of financial operations. The board also hires and evaluates the executive staff.

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to lead the continuation of the great work at the Health Foundation.” said Dennis Richardson. “The entire board is committed to this community and making the Greater Rochester area healthier.”

About Greater Rochester Health Foundation

The mission of Greater Rochester Health Foundation is to improve the health status of residents of the Greater Rochester community, including people whose unique health care needs have not been met because of race, ethnicity, or income. For more information, please visit www.thegrhf.org.

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