Thursday, May 5, 2016

Melina Hill Walker Joins Endowment for Health as Program Director

Concord, NH – Melina Hill Walker is set to join the Endowment for Health on May 16 as a program director with a focus on health equity.  Ms. Hill Walker has deep expertise in public health in rural and urban settings, both nationally and internationally.

Prior to her appointment at the Endowment, Hill Walker was a program leader for the Aging Resource Center at the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging.  Before that, she was a grants and special projects coordinator for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Hill Walker also has extensive experience in a variety of research and project coordination roles at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  Earlier in her career, she ran an independent health care consultancy.  Ms. Hill Walker also served as a senior community health planner in New York City and prior to that, worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a public health volunteer and program assistant.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melina to our team,” said Endowment for Health President Yvonne Goldsberry.  “Her experience, passion and world perspective will help forward the mission of the foundation and take our health equity work to the next level.”

Hill Walker holds a Master of Science in Health Policy & Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in English/American Literature from Brown University.  She has also served in volunteer and board roles for several academic and nonprofit organizations including Dartmouth Hitchcock and the Upper Valley Hostel.

“As the Endowment’s newest team member, I am excited to apply my personal and professional experience to the foundation’s programmatic goals,” said Hill Walker.  “I am passionate about the work to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people.”