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National Advisory Council

Our National Advisory Council (NAC) is composed of national cross-sector leaders from public health, healthcare, philanthropy, government, community development, and finance. The NAC supports Build Healthy Places Network with strategic decisions and outreach by lending their expertise, guidance, input, and networks.

Nancy Andrews

NAC Chair, Immediate Past President & Chief Executive Officer

Low Income Investment Fund

Antony Bugg-Levine

Managing Director, Co-Head Community Impact

Lafayette Square

Tina N. Castro, CFA

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Avivar Capital

Pedro Cons

Chief Executive Officer

Adelante Healthcare

Michellene Davis, Esq.

President and CEO

National Medical Fellowships, Inc

Annie Donovan

President & CEO

Raza Development Fund

David Erickson

Senior Vice President & Head of Outreach & Education

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Cara V. James

President and Chief Executive Officer

Grantmakers In Health

Jen Giovannitti


Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Kelly Kelleher

Vice President of Community Health and Services Research

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Othello Meadows

Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy & Initiatives

Blue Meridian Partners

Tom Morris

Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. Linda Rae Murray

Chief Medical Officer

Cook County, Illinois, Department of Public Health

Carol Naughton

Chief Executive Officer

Purpose Built Communities

Tyler Norris

Visiting Scholar

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Tony Pickett

Chief Executive Officer

Grounded Solutions Network

Mary Pittman

President & Chief Executive Officer

Public Health Institute

Elizabeth Skillen

Senior Advisor in the Office of Population Health and Healthcare (proposed), in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lanalle Smith

Senior Programs Officer, Capacity Building

Oweesta Corporation

John Vu

Vice President of Strategy, Community Health

Kaiser Permanente