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BAHFG Speaker Series: Get Provocative with Two Top Health Thinkers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm PDT
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
114 Sansome Street, Suite 600 San Francisco
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Join Faith Mitchell, President & CEO of Grantmakers in Health (GIH) and Fatima Angeles, Vice President of Programs of the California Wellness Foundation for lunch!

Faith and Fatima will dive into a conversation on the emerging health trends across the country, including trends in health equity and cross sector partnerships. Then the two will look to the audience for questions around national trends, health equity approaches, challenges attendees are facing in the field and anything else grantmakers may think of! 

Once you have registered for this event, please fill out this brief survey.  We will use your responses to structure the conversation with topics that are most important to you.  

About the Bay Area Health Funders Group (BAHFG)

Bay Area Health Funders Group gathers in common cause toward the well-being of our communities. Funders from a spectrum of interest areas identify shared concerns and areas where they can support each other’s priorities.

Network members fund critical health issues such as access and equity and also welcome partners making investments to help build healthy communities more broadly, including nutritious foods, early childhood education, family services and environmental health. 

Speaker Bios 

 Fatima Angeles is vice president of programs at The California Wellness Foundation. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Grants Program Department, which includes oversight of Cal Wellness’ grantmaking. She was appointed to her current position in July 2014, after serving as interim vice president for 11 months.

Angeles joined Cal Wellness as a program director in February 1998 and became the director of evaluation and organizational learning in 2006. Before joining Cal Wellness, she was a program associate at the Hasbro Children’s Foundation in New York City and an advisory committee member for Cal Wellness’ Children and Youth Community Health Initiative. Angeles’ other philanthropic experience includes work with The Commonwealth Fund and the corporate philanthropy program of Pfizer Inc. She also served as a senior research assistant for a one-year evaluation of the National/Regional Minority Organization initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Angeles has experience working with adolescents in San Francisco, where she served as director of the South of Market Teen Center and project coordinator for Asian American Communities Against AIDS.

Angeles has served as vice chair of the board of Grantmakers In Health and as secretary of the board of Northern California Grantmakers. She was also on the funding board of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund, which works to support and build the capacity of small, grassroots environmental groups. Other leadership roles have included chair of the board of the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum, and board member of the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center and of Funders Concerned About AIDS.

She earned her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in Asian American Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley.

Faith Mitchell is President and CEO of Grantmakers In Health (GIH). Previously she served as Vice President for Program and Strategy at the organization. Before joining GIH, Dr. Mitchell was Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) where she was responsible for the health disparities portfolio. Dr. Mitchell spent 12 years at the National Academies, both at the IOM and as a Center Director in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education. She has also held leadership positions at the U.S. Department of State, The San Francisco Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Throughout her career, Dr. Mitchell has worked on the application of social science to domestic and international public policy, health policy, and programs. She has written numerous blog posts on health-related topics, coauthored the article, Philanthropy And Disparities: Progress, Challenges, And Unfinished Business, and coedited several reports, including Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished BusinessMultiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American FutureHispanics and the Future of AmericaTerrorism: Perspectives from the Behavioral and Social SciencesDiscouraging Terrorism: Some Implications of 9/11America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their ConsequencesGovernance and Opportunity in Metropolitan America; and Premature Death in the New Independent States.

Dr. Mitchell holds a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.