Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions

GIH annual conference plenary sessions feature philanthropic and issue area experts who share innovations and insights on timely topics that matter most to the field. The winners of the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy and Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy also give plenary speeches.

Recent plenary speakers have included Judy Belk, President and CEO of the California Wellness Foundation; Wade Crowfoot, Chief Executive Officer of the Water Foundation; Candice C. Jones, President and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation; Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; Dr. Vivek A. Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States; and Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Recent awardees have included Elisabeth Arenales, Health Program Director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy; Michael Brown, Civic Architect, Civic Commons at the Seattle Foundation; Chet Hewitt, President and CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation; and Ron Pollack, Founding Executive Director of Families USA.

Stay tuned for more information on our 2019 speakers and award winners!