Our Managing Director for Strategy and Evaluation, Dennis Johnson, has been named co-chair of the Health Working Group at Philanthropy New York (PNY). Congratulations Dennis!
PNY is a trusted community of nearly 300 grant-making organizations that develops forward-thinking guidance and programming to address the unique challenges of philanthropy and convenes funders to strengthen ties across the sector. Dennis co-chairs the Health Working Group with Rachael Pine, Senior Program Officer at the Altman Foundation.
“Dennis’ long tenure in health policy and his strategic thinking around the antecedents of health have already been important contributions to the Health Working Group. We are looking forward to his enthusiasm for making greater connections across the field in service to the group’s success,” said PNY CEO Kathryn O’Neal-Dunham.
Dennis was among the first executives to join the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. Since 2019, he has developed and directed the Foundation’s strategic planning and evaluation framework to inform and support effective, impactful grant-making. Previously, he was Executive Vice-President for Government Affairs at Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the needs of medically underserved, homeless, and economically disadvantaged children. For 27 years, he directed the Fund’s public policy, government affairs, and advocacy agendas. Prior to that, Dennis was a senior program officer at the Fund for New York City Public Education and a research analyst at the Public Policy Institute of the Business Council of New York State.