Friday, August 21, 2015

Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry Appointed Endowment for Health President

Concord, NH – The Endowment for Health Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD, MPH, MSUP, as the foundation’s next president, effective September 15. 

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. 

“After careful consideration, the Endowment Board concluded that Dr. Goldsberry is uniquely qualified to lead the foundation as it continues to implement its bold strategic plan,” said Endowment for Health Board Chair Margaret Franckhauser.“  “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, as she again has proven in her most recent role as the Endowment’s Vice President for Programs.  We look forward to the many innovative ideas she will bring to the foundation as its new president.”

“I am honored to be taking the helm at the Endowment for Health,” said Goldsberry.  “I am particularly proud to be working with the talented team here and am confident in our future as we work with our community partners in various fields to improve health for the state’s most vulnerable and underserved residents.”

Dr. Goldsberry succeeds Steve Rowe who last month announced his departure for the Maine Community Foundation.


Dr. Goldsberry’s Professional Background

Most recently, Dr. Goldsberry served as Vice President for Programs at the Endowment for Health, where she has been responsible for the foundation’s priority areas and program staff.  Prior to that, she was 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 member of the American Public Health Association and the NH Public Health Association and has served as a National Advisory Council Member of the Association for Community Health Improvement. 

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. 

“We are honored that Yvonnne will be leading the Endowment into the future,” said Franckhauser.  “Dr. Goldsberry has been instrumental in sharpening the Endowment’s strategy and strengthening relationships with community partners.  We look forward to many more insights and innovations under her leadership.”