The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis has promoted Jason Grisell to president and chief executive officer. He most recently served as vice president of programs. Grisell came to the organization as an executive assistant in 2008. During his eight years in the programs department, he directed more than $15 million in grants and funding for health-related services to Indiana’s most vulnerable populations. Grisell obtained his MBA from WGU and holds his certificate in fundraising management from The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis’ mission is to serve the community’s most vulnerable citizens by funding health-related projects and organizations not easily supported by other means. Formed in 1985 from the sale of Indiana’s first non-profit health maintenance organization, Metro Health HMO, the foundation is home to the Indiana AIDS Fund and Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance Fund. True to its mission, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis took a leadership role in prevention, education, and needle exchange services in 2015 in response to an exponential rise in newly diagnosed HIV cases in rural Indiana counties.

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