By Emily Gresham Wherle
Interact for Health
As Interact for Health continues its efforts to improve the health of all people in Greater Cincinnati, it has made several staffing shifts, including the addition of Harold Brown as vice president of strategy and policy.
Brown brings more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy to his new position. Most recently, he was the vice president of community strategies at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, providing leadership and strategy for GCF’s grant making. Previously, Brown held several roles with the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and its subsidiaries focusing on education funding, program development and policies.
“We want to build partnerships and be a leader in driving change to improve health in our region,” said O’dell Moreno Owens, M.D., M.P.H., president and CEO. “Harold’s vast experience in philanthropy, both on a nationwide and regional level, coupled with his leadership skills, will help guide our teams in efforts to reduce tobacco use, address the opioid epidemic and improve access to care through school-based health centers.”
In addition, three Interact for Health staff members recently received new titles:
Lisa Myers is now program officer, working with Interact for Health’s opioid team.
Kristine Schultz is now senior grants manager, working to ensure compliance with grant-making policies and procedures.
Susan Sprigg is now program officer, working with Interact for Health’s school-based health center team.
Interact for Health is improving the health of all people in our region by serving as a catalyst by promoting health equity through grants, education, research, policy and engagement. To amplify the impact of our work, Interact for Health focuses on three strategic priorities: reducing tobacco use, addressing the opioid epidemic and ensuring that children have access to health care through school-based health centers. It is an independent foundation that serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.