The foundation has a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to fulfilling the mission of the organization.  

Kerry B. Funkhouser, EdD

Executive Director

Kerry works closely with the board to set the overall strategy of the foundation and oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management, including partnership development, education, and communications of the foundation. Kerry has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, including serving as the director of a coordinated school health program developed for a national non-profit focused on the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Kerry may be reached at kfunkhouser@fwgbd.org

Marissa Clifford, MPH, CHES

Director of Education

Marissa has responsibility for overseeing the education programs of the foundation, including the design, implementation and evaluation to ensure they are effective. Marissa has experience in both the public and private sectors and her work has focused on improving the health of populations through well-designed health communication and educational programs for patients and providers. Marissa may be reached at mclifford@fwgbd.org.

Melanie Croce-Galis, MPH, RN

Manager of Education

Melanie manages the continuing education process and several specific programs, including; the clinical library, service directories, and ASH Friday Satellite Symposium. Trained as a nurse with a master’s degree in international public health, Melanie is an expert in health education, advocacy, and communication with a focus on gender equality in sexual and reproductive health, including HIV in women and adolescents. Melanie may be reached at mcrocegalis@fwgbd.org

Rachel Moehl, MA

Manager, Digital Communications and Social Media

Rachel has responsibility for the social channels and digital content at the foundation, including LinkedIn, Facebook and the website. Specializing in the strategy and management of integrated brand marketing and communications plans for websites, social media and other channels, Rachel and has worked in a variety of industries and has served as consultant for several non-profit organizations. Rachel may be reached at rmoehl@fwgbd.org

Virginia Schulze

Operations Manager

Ginny has responsibility for the operational management of the foundation, including budget management, accounts payable, policies, and audit.  Ginny has worked for several non-profit organizations and brings her extensive accounting expertise and process management to the foundation.  Ginny may be reached at vschulze@fwgbd.org.

Elizabeth Kearns

Program Coordinator

Elizabeth has responsibility for the event management aspects of the foundation’s programs, coordination of board and medical advisory meetings, as well as managing the logistics of internal and external meetings.  Elizabeth spent 16 years in magazine publishing, as a business manager, and brings her exceptional organizational and budgeting skills to the foundation. Elizabeth may be reached at ekearns@fwgbd.org