Committee announces search firm for Health Forward president/CEO

In January, Health Forward Foundation President/CEO Dr. Bridget McCandless announced her retirement. Shortly after, I was asked to lead a search committee to begin the process of identifying our next leader. Anyone who has been involved in a search committee before knows this is no small task. But there is no more important responsibility we […]

Grants administrator celebrates 5 years at Health Forward

WOW! Five years with Health Forward. It came fast. I remember the first big project I was tasked with: taking registrations and attending the Community Conversation forum, which took place in October 2014. This event brought together a diverse group of people into one room to discuss barriers to health and how the community can […]

CFO celebrates 10 years with Health Forward

I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary as CFO at Health Forward. The time has gone by in a flash. My career has now spanned 42 years. Over those years I have been blessed with opportunities to work in a government agency, the corporate private sector, higher-level education, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit organizations. Each career stop has […]

Now open: Health Forward’s new management system

Editor’s note: As we encounter any technical issues with our new system, we’ll update this blog post to reflect the solution to that problem. Please check back for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience. It’s here. The moment we’ve been waiting for. Health Forward’s new grant management system is now available to begin your […]

Former board member honors Black History Month

Editor’s note: Jim Nunnelly is a former Health Forward board member and an active and passionate member in our community. On his personal Facebook page, he honored Black History Month by featuring vignettes of senior citizens living in Kansas City. We are honored to share a recap of his tribute here on our blog. Each […]

I am retiring as Health Forward’s President/CEO

This week, I announced to the Health Forward Board of Directors my retirement. This has been one of the toughest decisions of my life. For the past five years and four months, I have loved serving as president/CEO of this organization. I love my job. I love the mission. And I especially love my co-workers. […]

‘Tis the season to be grateful

Well, here it is, dear readers. The end of another busy year, with the biggest news being our new brand reveal. In the image above, you’ll see the roughly 170 grantees and community organizations that we partnered with to build communities of health in 2018. We thank each and every one for their dedication and […]


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