President & Chief Executive Officer
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Harold McAlidon
No statement better reflects the type of individual that the Board of Directors for Health Forward Foundation (formerly known as Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City), located in Kansas City, MO, is seeking for their next transformational President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This individual will focus on strategies and collaborations that maximize the Foundation's impact. Using a combination of community partnership and empowerment, advocacy and resources, distributed through extensive grant programs, Health Forward is tackling both health and social determinant issues that impact residents of Greater Kansas City and six surrounding counties.
Following the sale of several HCA area hospitals, Health Forward, with assets of just under $800 million has awarded in excess of $280 million to 475 organizations since 2005. Health Forward is also focused on the big issues, which involve political, cultural and economic systems that can be resistant to change. They work alongside their partners and grantees to focus on advancing public policy at the city, county, state and federal levels.
Ideal candidates will be individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, but experienced in leading a complex organization with a multiplicity of constituents and competing priorities. This leader needs to be comfortable in public settings, advocating for the most vulnerable and successfully navigating complex political and social landscapes. Guided by their personal values and unwavering integrity, the CEO will have a passion for and be driven by the mission: focusing on those most in need.