Foundation Announces New Vice President for Programs

The Health Foundation is pleased to announce that Kathleen J.S. Mills, PhD, LICSW has been selected to be the next Vice President for Programs. Dr. Mills comes to the Foundation with diverse experiences in clinical work, program leadership, training, consulting, grant writing, and advocacy. Most recently, she has served as the Vice President of Innovation and Learning at RFK Community Alliance where she has provided strategic direction for and oversight of the departments of Performance and Quality Improvement and Training and led the organization’s efforts to develop a theory of change. Dr. Mills’ other work experiences include serving as a consultant to the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, directing workforce development opportunities at the Infant-Parent Training Institute of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, preparing grants for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, evaluating implementation strategies of MA child welfare and Early Intervention systems, and developing and implementing a state-of-the-art clinical program for children exposed to domestic violence and teen dating violence. She received her PhD in Social Policy degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College, and her Bachelor of Arts in political science degree from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Mills will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking agenda as set by the Board, including management of the grant portfolio and budgets, directing outreach activities, facilitating the application process, monitoring the grant evaluation process, and assisting in evaluating the Foundation’s impact. She will also advise and support grantees’ evaluation, advocacy, and lobbying efforts. Her first day will be April 25.