John Urban, President and CEO John Urban President and CEO

John has more than 30 years of experience in health care in New York State. His work has included establishing programs for chronically mentally ill people in Syracuse and serving as Deputy Commissioner in the NYS Office of Mental Health. He was the CEO of Preferred Care where he served for 20 years. John has served on a variety of community boards. In his capacity as CEO of the Health Foundation, John is committed to improving the health status of people and ensuring the Health Foundation is a good steward of this valuable community asset.

Contact Information:   585.258.1704   |   jurban@thegrhf.org
Thomas Wesley, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas Wesley Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tom, a lifelong Rochester area resident, is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and also has an MBA from RIT. He joined the Health Foundation in 2006 bringing management experience gained from over 30 years with local business and volunteer organizations. Tom oversees investment, finance, and treasury functions for the Health Foundation.

Contact Information:   585.258.1702   |   twesley@thegrhf.org
Jennifer M. Baker, Information Technology Manager Jennifer M. Baker Information Technology Manager

Jennifer obtained her MS from Clemson University and her BS from SUNY Fredonia. She has worked in all aspects of software development. This is Jennifer’s first position in a non-profit organization and she is proud to be working for an organization that has such a positive impact on the community. Jen oversees the Information Technology needs of the Health Foundation and is the primary contact for all areas of the Grant Management System.

Contact Information:   585.258.1724   |   jbaker@thegrhf.org
Anita Black, Program Officer Anita Black Program OfficerArea of Focus: Healthy Futures Strategy

Anita joined the Greater Rochester Health Foundation in 2016, and is part of the Healthy Futures team. She has abundant experience with children’s behavioral health and strengthening family systems. Prior to joining the Health Foundation, she served as the Healthy Start Project Director with the Perinatal Network of Monroe County, a Child and Family Therapist with Carolina Parenting Solutions in Charlotte, N.C., and a Child and Parent Therapist/Child Development Specialist with a private clinical and social work practice in New Hampshire. Anita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Skidmore College, a Master’s of Science in Child Development and Family Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland. Anita is also a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance.

Contact Information:   585.258.1714   |   ablack@thegrhf.org
Heidi F. Burke, Director, Healthy Futures Heidi F. Burke Director, Healthy FuturesArea of Focus: Healthy Futures Strategy

Heidi directs the Healthy Futures Strategy, which was introduced by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation in 2017 to expand its support of efforts to improve children’s health and wellbeing. During her time with the Health Foundation, Heidi has also led the Childhood Healthy Weight Strategy, with a goal of increasing the percentage of children at a healthy weight in the city of Rochester, N.Y. Heidi is an active member of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. Prior to the Health Foundation, Heidi worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on injury prevention, physical activity promotion and obesity prevention. She also directed strategic health initiatives and partnerships at the National Recreation and Park Association. Heidi obtained her B.A. in sports medicine from Mercyhurst University and her Master’s in Public Health from Emory University.

Contact Information:   585.258.1708   |   hburke@thegrhf.org
Kristine K. Feeney, Program Administrative Assistant Kristine K. Feeney Program Administrative AssistantArea of Focus: Healthy Futures Strategy

Kristine provides support for the Healthy Futures Strategy. Kristine has worked as an executive secretary and as a psychologist’s aide maintaining confidential student files and preparing special education documents while adhering to NYS regulations. Her passion for advocacy led her to volunteer as a parent member of the Committee for Special Education in the Greece Central School District.

Contact Information:   585.258.1716   |   kfeeney@thegrhf.org
Bridgitte Moss-Phillips, Administrative Assistant Bridgitte Moss-Phillips Administrative Assistant

Bridgitte has a multiple skill set having experience in sales, administration and finance.  Her skills and passion to serve easily translate from varied work environments which include non-profit and corporate environments. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Community and Human Services at SUNY Empire State College. She joins the Greater Rochester Health Foundation with great enthusiasm.

Contact Information:   585.258.1706   |   bmoss-phillips@thegrhf.org
Maynor G. González. Ph.D., Program Officer Maynor G. González. Ph.D. Program OfficerArea of Focus: Neighborhood Health Status Improvement and Clinical Services for Older Adults

Maynor joined the Health Foundation in June 2015. He oversees the Neighborhood Health Status Improvement and Clinical Services for Older Adults initiatives. Maynor works closely with grantee partners in both communities and clinical sites and supports their efforts to improve the health status of the Greater Rochester community. Maynor was born and raised in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. in 1989. He earned a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Rochester and completed postdoctoral training in the departments of Surgery and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Contact Information:   585.258.1703   |   mgonzalez@thegrhf.org
Sharon Legette-Sobers, Director, Responsive Grants Sharon Legette-Sobers Director, Responsive GrantsArea of Focus: Opportunity Grants

Sharon obtained her BA from Princeton University and her MHSA from the University of Michigan. An established health care professional with more than 15 years of experience, her expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, project management, capital planning, market research, and team facilitation. She has managerial experience within hospital systems, HMOs, and insurers in Colorado and California. Her primary interest is refining the grant making process so it is accessible, interactive, and transparent.

Contact Information:   585.258.1710   |   slegette-sobers@thegrhf.org
Hannah Stark, Program/Finance Administrative Assistant Hannah Stark Program/Finance Administrative AssistantArea of Focus: Responsive Grants

Hannah joined the Greater Rochester Health Foundation in 2016 and holds the position of a Program/Finance Administrative Assistant. Hannah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from SUNY Fredonia. Prior to her position at the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, she obtained extensive experience as a payroll specialist. Hannah incorporates her education and expertise as she provides support to program officers for responsive grants, as well as to the finance department. Her detail orientated characteristics are vital in helping the Health Foundation continue to succeed with their valuable work for the community.

Contact Information:   585.258.1701   |   hstark@thegrhf.org
Justin Rand, Director of Accounting and Administration Justin Rand Director of Accounting and Administration

Justin is a Certified Public Accountant with more than six years of experience in not-for-profit accounting. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting. In his role as the Director of Accounting and Administration, Justin is responsible for managing the foundation’s facility, accounting, payroll, and human resource functions. Justin is actively involved in the Rochester community as a junior board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester and he previously served as a board and finance committee member for Rising Leaders.

Contact Information:   585.258.1707   |   jrand@thegrhf.org
Jonathan Wallace, Technical Support Associate Jonathan Wallace Technical Support Associate

Jonathan joined the Greater Rochester Health Foundation in 2015. He is a graduate of Western Governors University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in information technology. Jonathan has more than seven years of experience providing technical and application support. In his role as Technical Support Associate, Jonathan provides his outstanding customer service skills to the Greater Rochester Health Foundation staff and its external grantees and is a primary contact for all technical issues or inquiries. Jonathan is an active member of the community and loves volunteering his time.

Contact Information:   585.258.1723   |   jwallace@thegrhf.org