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The Team

Who created Liftoff PGH? 

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique brand of activist philanthropy to advance healthcare innovation, advocacy, collaboration, and education in the interest of better population health. To accomplish its goals, JHF created three supporting organizations — the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) in 1998, Health Careers Futures (HCF) in 2003, and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) in 2017. Together these organizations develop and manage programs, research, training and grantmaking to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations. JHF is also the fiscal agent for State HIV/AIDS funding in Pennsylvania. We are funded by public and private sources, and the JHF endowment. 

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Our Team

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mara Leff, MPH

Director of Innovation

Megan Butler, MS

Innovation Associate

Natalie Stewart

Creative Communications Designer

Scotland Huber, MS

Chief Communications Officer

Robert Ferguson, MPH

Director of Government Grants and Policy