Healthy Communities Initiative

Bridging Sectors: Partnering to Build Healthy & Prosperous Communities

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 4, 2019

Please join us for a discussion of healthcare partnerships and community development investments in neighborhood revitalization to address social determinants of health and increase health equity.

Speakers to include:

  • Peter M. Grollman, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Monica Medina McCurdy, Vice President, Healthcare Services, Project HOME
  • Lisa Mensah, President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network
  • James D. Narron, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Don Schwarz, Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Event is co-hosted by the Build Healthy Places Network, a program of the Public Health Institute; the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations; Local Initiative Support Corporation, Philadelphia (LISC Philly); and the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.

Conference Sponsors:

5:00-5:30 Attendee Arrival and Registration

Wine and food available.

5:30 Program

Welcome

  • James D. Narron, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Brief Opening Remarks

  • Andrew Frishkoff, Executive Director, Philadelphia LISC
  • Rick Sauer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
  • Robert Shipp III, Vice President, Quality and Population Health, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Highlighting Cross Sector Work in Pennsylvania

  • Peter M. Grollman, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Monica Medina McCurdy, Vice President of Healthcare Services, Project HOME
  • Lisa Mensah, President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network
  • Moderator: Douglas Jutte, Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network

View of the Future

  • Don Schwarz, Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Closing Remarks

  • Douglas Jutte, Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network

6:30-7:30

Conversation and Networking

Peter M. Grollman is Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Peter leads a portfolio of externally facing functions and supports the ongoing achievement of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) three-part mission of patient care, education, and research through oversight of the Departments of Public Relations & Marketing; Diversity & Inclusion; External Affairs; Government Affairs; and Community Relations.

Lisa Mensah is President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the nation’s leading network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), where she expands sources of capital and provides greater visibility for CDFIs. Under her leadership, OFN helps CDFIs leverage public funding with private investment from mainstream financial institutions, socially responsible investors, and philanthropic partners in distressed communities across America.

Monica Medina McCurdy is Vice President of Healthcare Services at Project HOME. McCurdy oversees an expanding healthcare services department. She successfully led a team to obtain Federally Qualified Health Center status in 2013 that focuses on serving individuals and families who are homeless and low-income.

Donald Schwarz, Senior Vice President, guides the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s strategies and works closely with colleagues, external partners, and community leaders to build a Culture of Health in America, enabling everyone to live their healthiest life possible. Currently, he leads the Foundation’s efforts to promote fair and just opportunities for health and well-being for all in the United States.