Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry Joins Endowment for Health as Vice President for Programs

   Concord, NH – The Endowment for Health is pleased to welcome Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD, MPH, MSUP, as the foundation’s Vice President for Programs.  For more than a decade, Dr. Goldsberry has been engaged in New Hampshire’s public and private sector health environments.  She brings more than 25 years of experience in health policy and planning, as well as strong knowledge of the major social and economic influences on the health of vulnerable populations.  Dr. Goldsberry will be joining the Endowment in early December.

 “The Endowment team is extremely fortunate that Dr. Goldsberry is joining us as our Vice President for Programs,” said Steven Rowe, Endowment for Health President.  “Yvonne is a well-respected health-policy leader with a distinguished track record in New Hampshire and nationally.  She is also widely regarded as a strategic thinker and problem solver.”

“I am very excited to have such a unique opportunity to advance the health of NH’s people,” said Goldsberry.  “I am particularly proud to support the Endowment’s efforts to improve health for the state’s most vulnerable and underserved residents and to join the Endowment’s distinguished team as we implement a new strategic vision.”

Dr. Goldsberry’s Professional Background

Most recently, Dr. Goldsberry served as Vice President of Population Health and Clinical Integration for Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene.  She is well known as the architect of the nationally recognized Healthy Monadnock 2020 initiative, where she engaged numerous community coalitions and over 2,000 community leaders, stakeholders and residents in a bold vision for community health. At Cheshire Medical, Dr. Goldsberry also provided leadership for value-based care initiatives, prevention and clinical service collaborations, community benefit reporting and had managerial oversight of other hospital departments.

Prior to that, Dr. Goldsberry served at the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community and Public Health.  There, she successfully managed statewide planning, funding and allocations; developed the NH Public Health Network; and contracted for an $11-million federal emergency preparedness initiative.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Goldsberry held leadership positions at Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services based in Keene, and at the Washington Business Group on Health and George Washington University Center for Health Policy Research, both based in Washington, DC.

Education and Affiliations

Dr. Goldsberry holds a PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University, a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brown University.  Additionally, she is a National Advisory Council Member of the Association for Community Health Improvement and is also a member of the American Public Health Association and the NH Public Health Association.

Dr. Goldsberry is active on numerous boards, committees and commissions including the Governor’s Commission on Medicaid Care Management, the NH Citizen’s Health Initiative, and the Cheshire County Commission’s Maplewood Nursing Home Task Force.  She is an adjunct faculty member at the Geisel School of Medicine.

“We are honored that Yvonnne has decided to join the Endowment team,” said Endowment for Health Board Chair Margaret Franckhauser.  “Dr. Goldsberry possesses deep academic and professional knowledge coupled with a comprehensive understanding of community health issues.  We look forward to her insights and innovative approaches to our work.”