Missouri Foundation for Health has hired Stacey Easterling as its new Vice President of Programs. Easterling will lead the design, development and delivery of the Foundation’s program activities. She comes to the Foundation with extensive experience working in community-based and philanthropic organizations, with successful implementation of strategic objectives. Her work at MFH will begin on November 18, 2015.
Most recently, Easterling held the position of Director of Program Growth and Development at Encore.org in New York. During her one-year appointment, she helped develop a five-year campaign supporting Encore talent (individuals aged 50+) to improve the lives of vulnerable children and youth. While there, she also developed partnerships among new leaders and expanded the reach of Encore.org in diverse communities.
Prior to her role at Encore.org, she served as a Program Executive on the U.S. Aging Program at The Atlantic Philanthropies. Easterling managed a portfolio of $35 million and engaged in work that focused on economic security, advocacy and grassroots mobilization. Her time at the Cleveland Foundation as the Director of Community Responsive Grantmaking included work in health, social services, education, arts and culture, economic development and the environment. Easterling established and maintained strong relationships across foundation departments and effectively managed a team that successfully implemented grants totaling $12 million annually.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stacey to the MFH team,” said President/CEO Dr. Robert Hughes. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and familiarity of connecting with underserved populations and working with community-based organizations, which is sure to be valuable toward improving the health of the people and communities we serve. I am looking forward to working with her as a member of the MFH senior staff as we continue to expand our strategies and programs to better meet the health needs of the state of Missouri.“
Easterling holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University.