President and CEO, Grantmakers In Health (GIH)
Faith Mitchell, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Grantmakers In Health (GIH), a Washington DC-based philanthropic affinity group that supports and informs the work of health foundations and corporate giving programs across the country. From 2007 to 2012, she was vice president for program and strategy at GIH. Throughout her career, Mitchell has bridged research, practice, and policy to improve population health. She served 12 years at the National Academies, both at the Institute of Medicine, where she was responsible for the health disparities portfolio, and as a center director in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education of the National Research Council. At the National Academies, she co-edited several major reports on topics that included urban governance, racial/ethnic trends, and health disparities. She has also held leadership positions at the U.S. Department of State, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The San Francisco Foundation. Mitchell serves on numerous boards related to improving health and health care. She holds a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.