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First Hospital Foundation welcomes Lauren Wechsler

The First Hospital Foundation welcomes Lauren Wechsler as its new program director. In this role, Lauren will be responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of the foundation’s strategic grant initiatives. She will also build and maintain productive relationships with partner nonprofits and communities to further develop understanding of health disparities and the foundation’s role in addressing them.

Lauren has ten years of experience in program and policy development and implementation, with a particular emphasis on capacity building, community engagement, and applied research. Most recently, she managed the federal Building Neighborhood Capacity Program at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington DC. Her prior experience includes serving as senior associate for the Economic Mobility Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts and as coordinator for the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Stanford University and a Master’s of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A native of the Philadelphia area, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Public Purpose at the William Penn Charter School.

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