Team

We have a vision that Montgomery County residents can access quality services that make a difference in their lives.

As grantmakers, we look for trends and tools to help nonprofits adapt. We bring people together - nonprofits, funders, government officials, community leaders, consumers and others - to identify challenges and opportunities.

We are a small team dedicated to stewarding HealthSpark's resources to improve the lives of Montgomery County residents.

HealthSpark Staff

Staff were asked a few questions about their experience in working at the foundation and what they appreciate about Montgomery County. Snippets of their answers are below. Click on each staff member's name for additional professional information.

 

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Russell Johnson, President, CEO

 What about the foundation's work most excites you?
"The board's consistent support to look forward, nurturing promising opportunities and invest in ideas keeps me and our staff very engaged with our community partners."

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Emma Hertz, MPA, Director of External Affairs

What about the foundation's work most excites you?

"We have tremendous opportunity to serve our community in a different way by investing in collaboration, trust-building, and shared decision-making." 

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Chinwe Onyekere, MPH, Director of Equity and Inclusion

How do you hope to see HealthSpark's impact grow over the coming years?

“HealthSpark’s impact is inextricably tied to building trusting relationships and partnerships with our community. I am excited to participate in building lasting and meaningful relationships with diverse communities, individuals, and organizations across our region dedicated to creating a more just, equitable, and healthy Montgomery County.”

 

John Ramirez, Controller

 

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Clare Strenger, Business Administration Manager                                                             

What about the foundation's work most excites you?

"HealthSpark Foundation's holistic approach to strengthening the infrastructure of the nonprofit community really influenced my decision to join the team. To have had the vision to build both the Community Partners Center and North Penn Commons, as well as the launching of the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative, are prime examples of their holistic approach."