Augusta, ME

President and Chief Executive Officer, Maine Health Access Foundation

The Organization
Since its founding in 2000, the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has established a national reputation of forward-looking, collaborative, and innovative philanthropy that promotes access to quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improves the health of everyone in Maine. MeHAF is a private, independent, nonprofit health care foundation working with nonprofit partners and key leaders in the public and private sectors across the state to advance initiatives and policies that are aimed at helping those who face barriers accessing health care services and achieving optimal health.

Position Overview
Under the leadership of MeHAF’s founding President and CEO Dr. Wendy Wolf and through the work of its exemplary staff, the Foundation has served as a strategic change agent, using its grant making, program initiatives, and human resources to transform health and health care and inform public policy across Maine. With the announcement that MeHAF’s founding President is stepping down at the end of 2016, the Board of Trustees has launched a national search to identify a new President and CEO who is passionate about the Foundation’s mission, prepared to capitalize on the organization’s record of accomplishment, and poised to lead this dynamic and highly successful philanthropy forward.

The new President and CEO will join MeHAF at a moment ripe with opportunity and well-positioned to enter a new strategic planning process, engaging in exciting questions about future directions for the Foundation. In concert with the Board, Community Advisory Committee, and staff, s/he will chart an ambitious plan for the Foundation’s next phase of vision and impact, building upon a history of innovation, creativity, and community-based approaches that have solidified MeHAF’s strong local and national reputation as a leader in health philanthropy. S/he will nurture a broad network of partners across the state that enhance and inform the Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives and shape its policy agenda. S/he will bring sound organizational leadership, nurture a highly dedicated and talented staff team, and seek opportunities to build broad coalitions that most effectively magnify and disseminate the Foundation’s work through strategic communications and public engagement.

The new President and CEO will be a visionary and charismatic leader with deep content expertise and demonstrated thought leadership in the health, health care, policy, or philanthropic arena. S/he will be a seasoned executive who balances gravitas with innovation and measured risk management and effectively coaches and nurtures a high performing and dedicated staff. S/he will understand the key challenges facing a largely rural state like Maine and seek opportunities to pilot innovative solutions to improving the health and health care of all Mainers. This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative philanthropic leader to shape MeHAF’s future initiatives and leverage its philanthropic program, positioning Maine as a leader in health care innovation.

How To Apply
This search is being conducted by Katherine Jacobs, Allison Kupfer Poteet, and Carolyn Ho of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. This search is being conducted by Katherine Jacobs, Allison Kupfer Poteet, and Carolyn Ho of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group.

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