We are governed by a board of directors for which we recruit from our various networks. Our board members are:

  • Committed to investing in systems change
  • Interested in health and human services
  • Demonstrate leadership and strategic thinking
  • Prudent risk takers
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a community-lead process to inform our grantmaking
  • Committed to building an operating a culturally aware, competent, diverse, equitable and inclusive organization

Board Members

Foundation board members were asked a few questions about their experience in serving on the board and what they appreciate about Montgomery County. Snippets of their answers are below. Click on each board member's name for additional professional information.

Board Officers

Joel Johnson, Chair
Natasha Patterson, Vice Chair
Rayman Solomon, Treasurer
Nathaniel J. Williams, Ed.D., MHS, MPA, MBA, Secretary


Board Members


 May Their Aye
 Carolyn Cavaness

 Amy Gianficaro


 Emma Hertz, President and CEO, HealthSpark Foundation
John Kepner

 Joyce Miller

 Ed Nawrocki
Dave Sherman

 Ann St. Claire, MPH