Our 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.

image of Emma Hertz, HealthSpark's President and CEO

Emma Hertz

President and CEO
image of John Ramirez, HealthSpark's Chief Financial Officer

John Ramirez

Chief Financial Officer
image of Clare Strenger, HealthSpark's Business Administrator

Clare Strenger

Business Administrator
image of Akshara Vivekananthan, HealthSpark's Program Officer

Akshara Vivekananthan

Program Officer