Announcing our new KPCF Funded Partners

The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund (KPCF) is pleased to award more than $2.5 million in grant funds to 19 organizations that improve health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Awarded annually since 2004, these grants address the “upstream” or underlying factors that impact community health. 

For the last three years the fund has focused on three specific social determinants of health: early life & childhood development, educational attainment and economic opportunity. This year's organizations include:

Early Life & Childhood Development

  • Black Parent Initiative
  • Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette and Central Coast
  • Multnomah County Health Department, Community Health Services
  • Northwest Regional ESD Foundation
  • NW Down Syndrome Association
  • Oregon Oral Health Coalition
  • ROSE Community Development Corporation
  • Western States Center

Educational Attainment

  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
  • Muslim Educational Trust
  • Open Meadow Alternative Schools
  • CAPACES Leadership Institute
  • Native American Youth and Family Center
  • Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality

Economic Opportunity  

  • Family Forward Oregon
  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
  • Portland African American Leadership Forum
  • The Rosewood Initiative

For too many of us, conditions where we’re born, learn and live limit our choices and our opportunity to be healthy. The 19 organizations listed above are tackling these conditions in innovative ways that are driven by the very communities they seek to impact. We’re honored to support this kind of work and look forward to the effect these organizations will have on the health of our region.

If you would like to learn more about these organizations and the amazing work they are doing, please follow Northwest Health Foundation on Facebook. We will be highlighting each of our new funded partners in the coming weeks.

How to Include People of all Abilities

Our Learning Together & Connecting Communities cohort Getting to know one another at our first Gathering.

Our Learning Together & Connecting Communities cohort Getting to know one another at our first Gathering.

Our Learning Together & Connecting Communities initiative is all about learning from one another and building relationships. So, on November 9th and 10th we hosted our first gathering with our Learning Together partners in Welches, Oregon. This included staff, clients and board members from nine organizations: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Oregon), Autism Empowerment, Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network (UVdN), David’s Harp, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP), OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and ourselves, Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF).

For Northwest Health Foundation, the greatest benefit of this gathering was the opportunity to learn how we can include everyone, regardless of ability, in future conversations and events. As it turns out it, it isn’t as difficult as it seems.

The key to inclusiveness is to ask, in as many ways as possible, as often as possible, what people need to participate. Ask as soon as a relationship is established. Ask a couple of months prior to a conversation or event. Ask again in the weeks leading up to an event. Ask at events. And ask post-conversation/event.

For this particular gathering,  NWHF started working with participants to make accommodations for physical and mental Disabilities in September. Prior to the event, we secured ADA compliant rooms at The Resort at the Mountain. We hired ASL interpreters. We worked extra breaks into the agenda for those who needed sensory breaks, and we planned a variety of activities (one-on-one, small group and large group, as well as visual, verbal, written, and kinetic) for people with diverse learning styles. 

At the event, we went around the room and asked each participant, whether or not they identified as Disabled, to voice how the rest of the group could help them feel included. One participant requested that we show appreciation with silent applause. Many participants asked that we leave pauses in the conversation so that everyone could have the chance to join in without having to talk over one another. Another participant said that dancing helped him participate. We managed to incorporate all of these requests with little extra effort.

Now that the event is over, our next step is to send a follow-up survey to our gathering participants. We will ask them whether they felt included or excluded at the gathering and why, and we will use the answers we receive to improve future events and conversations.

Organizations should be in the habit of asking these questions of everyone, because everyone should be able to participate in every event and conversation regardless of ability. Even people who do not identify as Disabled can benefit from this.

Northwest Health Foundation cannot say that we are experts in this area—not even close. In the past we have not been the best example of these behaviors. However, with the help of our partners, we are learning, and we hope to share that learning with the rest of our Oregon and Southwest Washington community.

In the meantime, check out this awesome music video made by one of our amazing Learning Together partners: Disability Art & Culture Project.

 

Q&A with our Equity Committee Chair, Darleen Ortega

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Q. How did you get involved in Northwest Health Foundation?

A. I was recruited to the board. I am not sure how my name came up.

Q. What is your role on NWHF's board?

A. Currently I serve as chair of the Equity Committee, and also as a member of the Community Engagement Committee.

Q.  What have you learned so far from NWHF’s Learning Together & Connecting Communities project?

 

A.  It has been very inspiring to learn about some of the amazing work that is being done to address the needs of people with disabilities. Also, I think my thinking has deepened a lot about how important it is to treat persons with disabilities as whole persons and not just make their disability the focus. That sounds so obvious when you say it, but it is a common mistake that I have made myself.

Q.  How do you think the Learning Together & Connecting Communities project will change NWHF’s foundational practices?

A.  It is not enough to have the intention to fund more of the work of organizations who work with people with disabilities. Without relationships, we leave our own blind spots intact and cannot make decisions that are likely to have the most impact. We need to empower others who have been working for a long time on such issues to broaden their impact and find ways to collaborate. I think this project will help us be a more effective participant in work that has already been done. It will help us to ask better questions of others and ourselves. 

Q.  What has been your favorite moment at NWHF?

A.  There are so many.  I really doubted what I could contribute early on but have found work to do that is deeply meaningful to me. I still doubt how much I have contributed but am so grateful for the opportunity to work on equity issues in an organization that is really willing to ask hard questions and work on such issues. NWHF is often the only place I can ask certain questions or raise certain issues and not pay a heavy price, and have some hope of others engaging with those questions and issues.

Q.  How do you relate to NWHF’s mission and values?

A.  I have spent my career harboring deep concern for the overlooked experiences and needs of oppressed and underrepresented communities. Most of my work has been in the arena of law, but NWHF has deepened my awareness of the health impacts of the same disparities that have troubled me for my entire career.

Q.  What do you do for your day job?

A.  I am a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals.  I preside over a panel of three judges and we review all kinds of cases that come through the state courts and administrative agencies.

Q.  How do you define “health?”

A.  My idea of health includes the whole person: their physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.  Health also includes all that is true about a given individual: his or her cultural context, family of origin, gender and sexual identity, and physical gifts and limitations. All of us need healing from time-to-time, but we don't need fixing. We do need understanding.

Q.  If you could change one thing in your community, what would you change?

A.  I would like for all of my communities to be more genuinely embracing of difference and to be constantly interested in hearing perspectives that are currently unrepresented or have been historically underpresented.

Q.  Would you rather be a deep sea diver or an astronaut?

A. An astronaut.

 

Q&A with our Grants Administrator, Fannie Black

Q. Describe a day in the life of Fannie.

A typical day starts with emails and phone calls: responding to inquiries about funding opportunities, resolving issues with our grantee portals or answering/asking questions related to specific grants. Even at times when we don’t have active grant cycles, there is still so much to do. Of course there are also meetings, and the ones I really enjoy are with our community partners, because that’s where I get to learn more about the great work our partners are doing. Those meetings also give me the opportunity to get to know the people doing that work and what inspires and motivates them.

These days I’ve been spending a lot of time on a data migration project. We’re moving our grants management system to a new platform. It’s probably not exciting for most people, but it’s been exciting for me to learn something new and create a more user friendly process for our staff and community partners.

There is also a lot of laughter thrown in there too throughout the day. We love to laugh in the office!

Q. What do you enjoy most about working at NWHF?

I really enjoy learning about our community partners and the work that they’re doing. Before coming to the Foundation, I really wasn’t aware of all the nonprofits in Oregon and SW Washington doing amazing work to improve the overall health of the region. There were some organizations I was familiar with, but I didn’t know what they actually did. It’s also great to see how those organizations partner with each other to make their visions a reality.

I also enjoy working with my colleagues here at the Foundation, as I said before, we love to laugh in the office. We don’t just get along here. The care and respect we have for each other shows every day in how we engage and work with each other. I think the teasing and joking around helps us keep a good balance of work and play in the office. Although our days are busy, we find time to throw some fun in the mix.

Q. How are you currently involved with the Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative?

As the Grant Administrator, I handle a lot of the behind the scenes work to bring our grant opportunities to our partners. From building the grant application, to resolving any technical issues, to ensuring applications are complete, and finally generating grant agreements, I am involved before the grant cycle opens and well after it closes.

Q. If you could change any one thing in your community, what would you change?

My “community” is always expanding. As a multiracial individual, I am part of multiple communities of color, and as an Alaskan my geographic community has expanded to Oregon. Among all of these communities there are some unique issues each faces, but there are some overlapping issues, around social inequity for example, that I would like to see changed. Since coming to the Foundation, I’ve learned so much about the external factors that impact one’s health and the health of communities. One change I would like to see is for the focus of health to be more holistic and community-focused rather than just focused on an individual’s physical health. Our social and physical environment, families, education, access to healthy food options, access to parks, access to affordable healthcare... all of these things impact our health. When focusing just on the physical health of an individual, you miss the whole picture by not taking into account all of those other factors that we may not necessarily have control of.

Q. How do you relate to NWHF’s mission?

The Foundation’s holistic vision of health and support of community-led solutions definitely resonates with me personally. As a Yup’ik Eskimo, a lot of our traditional cultural practices promote and support a healthy lifestyle. Those practices are not only physical, but emotional, spiritual and environmental. For example, subsistence hunting touches on all of these aspects. You have to be physically fit to hunt for wild game. When you get your first catch it is celebrated and the food is shared with the community. You give thanks for a successful hunt, and you don’t hunt for more than what you need. When someone doesn’t have the ability or resources to hunt for their food, they are not forgotten but are supported by the community. I feel very fortunate to be a part of an organization that has a mission and values that align with my own.

Q. What was/is your favorite subject in school?

A. I love math. I looked forward to doing my math homework, and then I chose a college degree where I got to do math all the time. I don’t get to do much math in my graduate studies, but when I do I definitely look forward to it. In my 5th grade class we had these timed math tests: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with a bunch of problems. You had to see how many you could complete in the time allotted, and of those how many you got correct. It always came down to me and one other student.

I loved those quizzes! And I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I recreated them when I was in college, and I’ve recently thought about doing that again. I actually have a couple friends who are interested in taking them with me. It’ll be fun, and I play to win!

Q.  If you had a theme song, what would it be?

A. So I have a friend that loves to sing that “Take a load off Fannie” song to me almost every time we see each other. It’s kind of become my song now, so many people have sung it to me, and I just love that it inspires people to serenade me! So please, sing away!

I have to be honest though. I’ve never really paid attention to the lyrics, but I definitely connect with the chorus line. I don’t just love it because it has my name in it. We all feel the weight of things every day, in our personal and work lives, and sometimes it’s not easy to lighten that weight, or there may be factors that are out of your control. But, having colleagues or friends and family that can help lighten that load is so important. I feel fortunate that I have that kind of support here at the Foundation.

Announcing our Learning Together & Connecting Communities Grant Recipients!

Northwest Health Foundation is thrilled to announce the grant recipients of our Learning Together and Connecting Communities Project.

Grants were awarded to eight organizations: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Autism Empowerment, Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network, David’s Harp, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Disability Art and Culture Project, and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.

The Learning Together and Connecting Communities Project aims to strengthen the capacity of communities of people with disabilities to organize, and to build relationships among communities for a broader conversation about disability and race, ethnicity and geography.

NWHF Asks the Kids

With the launch of Northwest Health Foundation's Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative, we wanted to speak to some of the key informants of our work. So our summer intern Nadia visited the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area and asked the kids a couple questions...

We're looking for communications support services

Northwest Health Foundation will select one communications firm, or multiple individual contractors, to provide the following communications support services to our Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grantees. 

Communications Support Services

1) Communications consulting

2) Graphic design

3) Copy writing


Applicants to the RFP can apply to provide one or all of these services. Please submit your applications by October 1. 


Q&A with our summer intern, Nadia Alradhi

Q. How did you end up at Northwest Health Foundation?

A. I actually came to be at NWHF for the summer of 2014 because Nichole [NWHF's President] mentioned the internship program to my Mom (Darla Hilmoe, her executive assistant while at NAYA), who then relayed the message to me. I started volunteering at NAYA in 2010, and I love the sense of community that NAYA provides to the Native American population. That is where I met Nichole, who has provided me with outstanding support both professionally and personally throughout the years. Once I heard of the internship opportunity, I contacted Eddie and was so excited to hear that I would be spending my summer with NWHF!

Q. How do you relate to NWHF's mission?

A. NWHF strives to eliminate health inequities in areas including race/ethnicity, geography, and disability status. Personally, I have faced racial adversity throughout my life as a Native American and Saudi Arabian woman. Because of my experiences, I always strive to create an inclusive and accepting environment around me. These adversities have made me stronger, and I really enjoy finding the silver lining in spinning a negative experience into a positive force for change.

Q. What have you learned from your experience?

A.   I have learned many skills at NWHF, including how to approach a community I may not be familiar with and establishing a relationship, contacting key community members, learning how a site visit is conducted, and seeing firsthand how the grant review process works. I have also learned how to be a self-starter and recognize what important steps need to be taken to make an event successful.  On top of all of that, I have learned dozens of new acronyms! 

Q. If you could make one change in your community, what change would you make?

A.  I would eliminate all forms of “-isms” from my community. I feel like with heavy topics such as racism, sexism, and even “fat-ism” eliminated, positive change would spiral from it and an even more positive and inclusive community would be formed.

Q. What has been your favorite moment at NWHF?

A.  My favorite moment at NWHF actually happens every week. I really enjoy the quirky check-in questions that kick off the weekly staff meetings. The questions have ranged from “What fashion statement is uniquely yours?” to “What scent reminds you of your childhood?” It’s just a fun way to get to know the people at NWHF a bit better, and the answers always provide some laughs.

Q. What are you going to do next?

A.  After my summer with NWHF, I am resuming nursing school at Linfield Good-Samaritan School of Nursing. I will be graduated in August of 2015, and from there I hope to find a full-time job as a registered nurse, hopefully working in a labor and delivery department. I am also going to start a new volunteer experience at the International Center for Traditional Childbearing in a couple of weeks.

Q. If you could combine any two animals, what animals would you combine?

A. I would combine a salmon and an eagle, so that way the seagle (get it?) would be able to swim, live on land, and fly. Plus, both of these animals are noble and respected beings in Native American spirituality and culture.

 

Nadia will finish her internship with NWHF this month. We are so thankful for all of her help this summer, particularly on our Healthy Beginnings + Healthy Communities Initiative and Partners Investing in Nursing's Future. Good luck with your future endeavors, Nadia! Come back and visit!

Why Oregon Should Shelter Child Refugees

We were honored to join with The Collins Foundation in a letter to the editor to express our support for fair, humane treatment of the many children seeking refuge in the U.S. Though our statement didn't make it into the news, we think it's worth sharing:

Every day, our foundations invest in nonprofit organizations and programs to help children in Oregon succeed. Why? Because Oregonians consistently tell us they value our children above all else. They are our future prosperity. What the research shows, and our families know, is that there will be no prosperity if we cannot keep our children safe.

We have been following our nation's growing concern over the influx of child refugees to the U.S. We think that no child should be returned to a home that isn't safe.

When children arrive in Oregon, fleeing violence in Central America, let's treat them as we would our own children in desperate need. While their cases are being heard, we should provide them with shelter and support, not detention. Support programs for child refugees are cheaper and more effective. They are also more Oregonian.

But humane shelter programs are stopgaps if the homes these child refugees would return to are neither safe nor permanent. Until their safety can be assured, these children should be allowed to stay among family, friends or caregivers. Meanwhile, the U.S. and Central America must work together to dramatically reduce the violence causing children to seek protection in neighboring nations.

No matter how long they're with us, we think our community has a responsibility to welcome them and work to improve their young lives. We think much of Oregon agrees.

- Truman Collins, President of The Collins Foundation; Cynthia Addams, Executive Vice President of The Collins Foundation; Reverend Mark Knutson, Chair of Northwest Health Foundation; and Nichole June Maher, President & CEO of Northwest Health Foundation

HB+HC Organizing Grant Application Period Open!

Northwest Health Foundation is thrilled to announce that our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Organizing Grant Request for Proposals has been finalized, and the application period for Organizing Grants is now open!

Full application instructions are available in the RFP:

 

Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative will help communities improve health, from birth to high school, by 2020. Organizing Grants will equip 30 communities (self-identified by geography, identity, and/or experience) to organize themselves in preparation for five-year Community-Based Partnerships by providing $20,000-$30,000 funding per community, as well as creating opportunities to build relationships and gain exposure to essential concepts about early life and health, policy, advocacy, leadership development and other objectives to be identified by participants.

After the year-long Organizing Grant period is over, the 30 self-identified communities will have the chance to apply for five-year Community-Based Partnerships, of which ten will be awarded. These ten communities will receive $50,000 to $150,000 per community each year for five years (for a total of $250,000-$750,000) to build the community alliances that will drive Healthy Beginnings+Health Communities objectives. By 2020, we will have achieved measurable results both in building community capacity for improving health and in making positive improvements to physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being from pre-birth to ninth grade. 

 

Thank you to everyone who attended Outreach Sessions and gave us feedback on our draft RFP! The final RFP has been greatly improved by your input.

If you have not yet had the chance to attend an Outreach Session to learn more about Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities, do not fear! There are more coming up. Please check our website for dates and locations. Or, you can watch our recorded webinar here.

Two New Funding Opportunities to Improve Children's Dental Health

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Too many children in Oregon are living with untreated, but entirely preventable,
 cavities and tooth decay. There are also regions and communities of Oregon where
kids are disproportionately affected by poor dental health. 

Yet we now know more than ever that healthy teeth help set the stage for lifelong health and opportunity.

Working with school districts, community-based nonprofits and healthcare organizations,
we can improve children's dental health.

The Oregon Community Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente
and other funding partners are pleased to offer two funding opportunities to do
just that. These funding opportunities represent one of Northwest Health Foundation's
Regional Improvements, a program in our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities
Initiative.

Learn more here.

NWHF Names Jason Hilton new Vice President of Finance

Northwest Health Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have found a new Vice President of Finance: Jason Hilton.   

Jason comes to us from Capital Pacific Bank where he currently serves as Senior Vice President, providing leadership and strategic support to their mission-related investment efforts. 

Northwest Health Foundation will use all of the tools in our toolbox, including mission-related investing, to advance health for Oregon and Southwest Washington. Jason's experience in this field, along with his skills in asset management and finance, means that we've landed the perfect person for this job. 

A native Oregonian, Jason grew up in Jacksonville and attended South Medford High School. He left the state for college, obtaining his bachelor's degree in business and finance, with a minor in economics, from the University of Montana. After college, Jason returned to Oregon to work for US Bancorp Securities, then US Bank, as a corporate credit analyst. In 1999, he joined a locally-owned financial services company where he rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer and eventually helped facilitate its sale to a publicly traded company. He joined Capital Pacific Bank in 2008 as a Portfolio Manager and Client Relations Officer, rising to his current position of Senior Vice President, overseeing a team that addresses troubled companies and bank-owned real estate. Outside of his career, Jason also co-founded a local nonprofit that focuses on aiding orphanages that rescue children from the slave trade.

Jason will start at NWHF on July 1st, succeeding NWHF's founding Vice President of Finance David Hooff who joined the Foundation in 1999 and is retiring after a 45-year career in financial management. Dave has been an irreplaceable part of NWHF's team and its legacy. He will be greatly missed!

 

OHA wants your feedback on CCO incentive measures

Give your organization a voice and participate in Oregon Health Authority’s survey on coordinated care organization (CCO) incentive measures. This survey solicits feedback on existing incentive measures and suggestions for new measures. Results will inform the Metrics & Scoring Committee’s selection of the CCO incentive measures for 2015, the third measurement year. Act fast! The survey closes tomorrow: June 6, 2014.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015Measures

Organizations can submit multiple responses. If you have any questions about the survey or the feedback process, or would like to submit any additional information, please contact Sarah Bartelmann at sarah.e.bartelmann@state.or.us.

 

 

Tooth pain leads to more ER visits than you may think

A study commissioned by Oregon Health Funders Collaborative, including Northwest Health Foundation, and conducted by OHSU and the University of Washington, found that an average of almost 80 people a day visit emergency departments in Oregon for dental problems.

Why? Too many of our neighbors lack adequate dental care, including insurance and prevention. This means missed days from work, reduced income and, for many of our children, fewer hours in the classroom.

As Oregon Community Foundation—one of our Collaborative partners—put it, "we are focused on raising awareness of dental disease and investing in infrastructure to improve the system for all."

Read the report here.

About the Oral Health Funders Collaborative

The Oral Health Funders Collaborative was formed in 2011 to address one of Oregon’s most pressing public health problems: dental disease. Ten of our region’s top charitable foundations have pooled resources and coordinated efforts to raise awareness of oral disease and invest in research and infrastructure needed to improve oral health for residents of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Members include The Ford Family Foundation, The Dental Foundation of Oregon, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Health Foundation, The Oregon Community Foundation, Providence Health & Services, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Samaritan Health Services, and Cambia Health Foundation. PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement contributed resources to the study as well.

Closing the Gap: Northwest Health Foundation Joins Clinton & Robert Wood Johnson Foundations

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Grantmakers In Health (GIH) for a day-long forum on May 8th, focused on addressing access and equity barriers to closing the gaps in childhood obesity in the United States.

NWHF President Nichole Maher joined a panel on Closing the Divide in Children's Health: A Place for Everyone at the Table. (She begins at around 21 minutes in.)

The forum will be livestreamed to help continue the conversation beyond conference walls. Be sure to join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #kidshealthmatters.

To view the entire forum and for more information, visit here.

Two Funding Opportunities: Kaiser Permanente Community Fund & Learning Together

2014 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Cycle

We are excited to announce the 2014 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Grant cycle!

The cycle will open on April 10. Organizations and/or collaboratives must submit their intent to apply by noon on May 14 and their Letter of Inquiry by noon on May 23. To learn more,  visit the KPCF page and join us for one of four information sessions during the last two weeks of April.

We are now accepting applications for Learning Together and Connecting Communities.

Northwest Health Foundation is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to strengthen the capacity of communities o­f people with disabilities to self-organize, and to build relationships with organizations and communities for a broader conversation about disability, race/ethnicity and geography. 

Northwest Health Foundation wants to:

  • learn more about efforts in Oregon and Southwest Washington that are engaging and led by people with disabilities;
  • promote self-determination and build relationships among and with these communities;
  • and inform the Foundation's organizational practices.

Learn more here.

 

 

Hello from our new Community Engagement Officers

We are excited to introduce you to our newest team members!

Jen Matheson and Michael Reyes Andrillon will help guide our grantmaking and community building.

We recorded their hellos this week. They'll be traveling throughout Oregon and SW Washington meeting our past, current and future partners. Meet them in this video, or in your community this Spring!

We're seeking a Vice President of Finance

Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) has initiated a search for the Vice President of Finance. 

Due to the retirement of our long serving Vice President, David Hooff, we are seeking a seasoned finance and accounting leader and manager who will actively oversee our investment strategies and activities.  The VP will administer the Foundation’s $70 million corpus to advance, support and promote the health of the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Ideally, this key individual will possess strong generalist skills with the ability to assess, manage and grow people, systems, and strategies while working with a diverse staff and board.  The VP will work with the Board’s Finance Committee and President to direct the organization’s investment portfolio as well as contribute to expanding external partnerships.

This excellent opportunity requires that the successful candidate align with NWHF’s mission, core values and cultural vision. S/he will offer demonstrated staff leadership and mentoring; exceptional financial, accounting, and investment literacy; external relationship management experience; and personal traits such as uncompromising ethics, strong interpersonal skills, a sense of humor and a team spirit.

Download a profile of the position here. 

Should you have personal interest or know of networking or referral sources, please contact:

Tyler Kendall | TylerK@tkaes.com | 503 936-0894 (direct)

OR

Melissa Ulum | Melissa@MSSsearch.com | 503-643-0440 (direct) | 503-730-7615 (mobile)