Phillip González Is New Senior Program Officer

WATERTOWN, MA – May 8, 2017 – Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced Phillip González has joined the Foundation as its new senior program officer overseeing community investments.

González is a national leader in health philanthropy with experience leading innovative initiatives whose demonstrated impact on health and health care policy have led to great outcomes for community. In his new role, González will work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island to advance the Foundation’s focus on age-friendly communities.

“Phillip brings deep knowledge, insight, passion, and commitment to his new role at the Foundation,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “He strengthens our team with his expertise in health policy, the social determinants of health, and as a nationally recognized and respected grantmaker.”

“I feel honored for the opportunity to contribute to the great work of Tufts Health Plan Foundation,” said González. “The Foundation’s collaborative approach to healthy aging is an essential strategy for building stronger, more inclusive communities. We know that the health of individuals is directly linked to where they live and work. I am excited to partner with organizations and communities working to ensure older adults have the opportunity for healthy fulfilling lives.”

Before joining the Foundation, González served as program director at Community Catalyst, Inc., a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer participation in the health care system. At Community Catalyst, he directed the Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Through that work, González supported diverse coalitions of business, education, health care, and community leaders to change policy on issues such as education, employment and community safety.

González also served as director of grantmaking for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation where he provided significant support for health policy advocacy and was directly involved in the implementation of Massachusetts’ 2006 health care reform law.

An active volunteer, González has received numerous awards for his community service and leadership. In 2010 he was part of the inaugural cohort for the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy supported by Grantmakers in Health. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont.

 

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