Matthew Kuhlenbeck joined Missouri Foundation for Health in 2002 as a program associate, became a program officer in 2005, and program director in 2011. In his role as program director, he is responsible for coordinating and supervising MFH’s efforts to advance behavioral health system change and improving rural health. Kuhlenbeck was a founding board member of Tobacco Free Missouri, a statewide coalition of advocates dedicated to reducing the harmful effects of tobacco on Missourians. He is a Grantmakers in Health Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy fellow. He co-chaired the St. Louis Regional Youth Violence Prevention Task Force focused on preventing area youth violence and is vice chair of the Gateway Center for Giving’s Board of Directors. Kuhlenbeck graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree in community health (2000), holds a master’s of health administration degree from Saint Louis University (2002), and is currently pursuing his PhD in health management and policy from Saint Louis University.