Katy Evans Pritchard
Anne Jin Soo Preston
“With FORESIGHT we have the exciting opportunity to collaborate to do something truly transformative. Using a futures lens—looking at trends and scanning for weak signals of change—allows us the opportunity to step outside the current system and get a new vantage point on our system of health and well-being. With new ways of thinking, we will set out to equitably envision and bring about a new future for health and well-being for all. Working with others to create an equitable design process toward this end is my priority.”
Lindsey Alexander is project director of the FORESIGHT initiative, overseeing all aspects of its development and implementation. She also contributes intervention portfolio expertise to the Regional Portfolio Design project for Rippel’s ReThink Health initiative. Previously, Lindsey guided the ReThink Health initiative’s place-based partnership with Michigan’s THRIVE initiative and served as financing content lead for the ReThink Health Ventures project. She also co-authored and managed the development of Beyond the Grant: A Sustainable Financing Workbook. Prior to joining Rippel, Lindsey led her own consulting practice for 10 years that focused on designing and implementing catalytic local processes. She was also an analyst with the City of Minneapolis finance department.
More about Lindsey: Lindsey loves to spend time with her husband and three kids and is learning to “enjoy” camping in Minnesota, where the (unofficial) state bird is the mosquito.
Education: University of Minnesota (MPP), Iowa State University (BA)
“The dream of people and communities who are healthy and well is universal. Rippel is dedicated to helping leaders discover how that dream can move from imagination to reality.”
Stacy Becker oversees Rippel’s initiatives and projects, including ReThink Health and FORESIGHT. In her current role and previously as Rippel’s director of sustainable financing, Stacy has been a guiding force as Rippel has risen to meet the challenges at the frontiers of health system change. She previously served as budget director for the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Saint Paul, as well as the public works director for Saint Paul. For 18 years she ran a policy consulting business, providing expertise in a variety of areas important to communities, including housing, education, community development, nonprofit management, citizen engagement, and financing.
More about Stacy: Stacy has earned a black belt in tae kwon do and taught children the practice for several years. She also plays the harp (she has three of them of various sizes).
Education: Harvard University (MPP), London School of Economics (MS)
“I love that FORESIGHT emphasizes the great importance of community building and interconnectivity to overall health and well-being.”
Molly coordinates logistics and research for the many branches of the FORESIGHT team, and acts as a catch-all support system for the Implementation Team. Molly held a number of different roles before coming to Rippel, all with the same through line of fostering communication and empathy between groups of people. She taught middle school history and theatre for two years before working as a canvass director for Planned Parenthood—two jobs that bore a striking resemblance to each other in terms of helping people discover and articulate causes that they believe in. Her love of storytelling and human connection is what drives her in all endeavors.
More about Molly: As a formerly hour-plus commuter—as well as being generally uncomfortable with silence while she does things like cleaning the bathroom or cooking dinner—Molly regularly listens to many podcasts, on topics as broad as women in business and politics, and as narrow as Harry Potter being read as a sacred text.
Education: Trinity College (BA)
“Momentum is building in the movement toward a more equitable and sustainable future for health and well-being, which creates so many opportunities for collaboration and distributed leadership in all sectors—and through FORESIGHT I get to bring that inspiration to action.”
Maggie Cooke provides Rippel with project management, grants administration, proposal development, and high-level support around the development and cultivation of new partners and emerging projects. Working side by side with Rippel President and CEO Laura Landy, Maggie has helped lead the significant fundraising and strategic partnerships efforts of FORESIGHT. Previously, as part of a research project exploring tax credits’ potential as a source of sustainable financing for population health, Maggie co-authored a paper for the National Academy of Medicine (2018). This work also earned her an award of distinction for her practicum project at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Before joining Rippel, Maggie worked at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years, most recently as the senior executive assistant to the chief strategy and business transformation officer, and was a service coordinator at the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation before that, where she assisted residents by connecting them to critical resources in order to empower them in maintaining independent housing.
More about Maggie: Maggie enjoys living on the Delaware River with her family and is an active member of her community, participating in the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition, and serving on both the Frenchtown School Advisory Council and the Frenchtown Planning Board.
Education: Dartmouth College (MPH), University of Alaska Fairbanks (BA)
Katy Evans Pritchard
“FORESIGHT has the potential to change how philanthropy does business to bring about a new future for health.”
Katy Evans Pritchard is project manager of the FORESIGHT initiative. In this role, she keeps things running on time and on budget by developing and overseeing workplans, managing the project budget, coordinating across the team and partners, and managing key meetings and events. Previously, Katy was senior program associate for Rippel’s ReThink Health Ventures project. She helped lead a collaborative and transparent process to articulate what was learned from the project and its significance for regional leaders and catalyzing organizations across the country. The products produced include toolkits to help leaders strengthen their resident engagement, public narrative, and value propositions—all critical for successful regional transformation efforts. Katy came to Rippel from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, where she ran communications and programming for a large-scale project on institutional corruption.
Education: Boston University (doctoral candidate), Kings College London (MA), Boston College (BA)
“Communications can make the work of FORESIGHT loud, by putting everyone who is a part of it in the position to confidently use their voice to spread change. In Rippel’s work with FORESIGHT, the Comms Team increases people’s capacity to make bold, new, and often very complex thinking and action accessible for pioneering leaders working to transform health and well-being.”
Kim Farris-Berg directs Rippel’s Communications Team, leading the design and execution of strategic communications for Rippel and its initiatives. She and her team are advancing Rippel’s capacities in storytelling, visual design for understanding, traditional and new media, and the principles of movement-building and strategic leadership. Previously, Kim was a senior project director of Rippel’s sustainable financing team and was a contributing author and creative developer of Beyond the Grant: A Sustainable Financing Workbook. Before joining Rippel she spent 18 years as a strategy consultant with an array of clients, including the Center for Policy Studies and The McKnight Foundation. Kim is lead author of Trusting Teachers with School Success and co-creator of the Teacher-Powered School Initiative, which formed the foundation for a growing movement of teachers who design and run their public schools. Formerly a frequent keynote speaker and writer, Kim’s work has been published and acknowledged in many outlets including PBS NewsHour, US News, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Stanford Social Innovation Review, American Educator, Kappan Magazine, Huffington Post, and more.
More about Kim: A firm believer that not all wanderers are lost, Kim’s greatest love is camping with her family—and enjoying the quiet solitude of the sunrise while they sleep in. She is game for anything involving creative design, from furniture to costumes!
Education: University of Minnesota (MPP), University of San Diego (BA)
“The good work Rippel’s FORESIGHT initiative does to improve health and well-being drives me to make our messages visually effective and cohesive so everyone can easily absorb them.”
Brad Girard leads visual branding as well as visual identity and messaging as part of Rippel’s Communications Team. He designs visuals to make complex concepts easier for all to understand. Brad has provided Rippel with branding and visual design support for years as principal of his own award-winning boutique agency. In his 28 years as a professional designer, photographer, and marketer, Brad has worked with a variety of large brands—including Kaiser Permanente, Toshiba, Verio Healthcare, and the San Francisco 49ers—and received multiple international awards for design, print, and marketing.
More about Brad: Brad serves on portfolio review boards for AIGA, Cal State Fullerton, and Chapman University, mentoring students as they ready themselves for professional careers. Most weekends, Brad can be found cheering on his daughter’s club court and beach volleyball teams. On his off-time he and his family love to relax on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
“FORESIGHT has incredible potential to equitably inform, design, and test strategies to advance a holistic, comprehensive system and culture that fosters health and well-being. It is the first initiative of its kind in which an equitable design process is prioritized as much as the hoped-for outcome in that FORESIGHT is bringing in resident voices to inform and shape future strategies for change.”
Olivia Mastry is principal and founder of Collective Action Lab, a unique collaborative forum that fosters cross-sector, large-scale systems change in the health and well-being. Olivia combines her training and experience in law, health administration, public health, and conflict resolution to support a disciplined collaboration process that enables organizations to accomplish together what they cannot do alone. Her previous collaborations include ACT on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Friendly America, LTSS Pathways, Silos to Circles, and Mill City Kids. She holds an MPH and JD from the University of Minnesota, and has received the 2015 Public Health Innovator Award (from the University of Minnesota) and the 2016 Gerontologist of the Year (from the Minnesota Gerontologist Society).
“FORESIGHT is an expansive and inclusive project that is being designed and carried out by distinctive groups operating across diverse regions and in varying capacities. It is a massive undertaking! I am thrilled to help develop messaging and products that will continue to catalyze engagement while keeping participants in the loop. The architects, philanthropists, and residents all have roles in informing and driving the work and the Communications Team is here to work in concert by framing, narrating, and documenting this journey.”
Amanda McIntosh manages Rippel’s editorial and visual production as well as its social media efforts. She also leads Rippel’s work to measure its outreach effectiveness. She has provided critical research, design, and project management support to national-level Rippel projects, including the Convening of Catalysts leadership group that brings together health system transformation trailblazers. As part of a ReThink Health initiative project exploring tax credits’ potential as a source of sustainable financing for population health, she co-authored a paper for the National Academy of Medicine (2018) and contributed greatly to advancing high-level conversation and interest in the topic via Rippel’s social media channels. Amanda formerly worked to support nationwide programs and outreach campaigns for consumer health advocacy organizations, serving as program associate to Community Catalyst’s Roadmaps to Health project and as statewide coordinator at Health Care For All.
More about Amanda: Amanda grew up on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, not as a summer resident, but as a third-generation “year-rounder.” She had some of the same teachers that had taught her father when he went through the island’s school system, decades before. On a recent visit, she found a rare fossilized Megalodon tooth.
Education: Drexel University (MPH), College of Charleston (BA)
“What’s most invigorating about FORESIGHT is the passion and energy that everyone brings to the work, every day. It means we can do anything we set our minds to.”
Krishna Patel provides critical support to the FORESIGHT initiative. She assists the FORESIGHT Advisory Committee and leads the process to choose and implement tools to support regional engagement. She also works on the Regional Portfolio Design project for Rippel’s ReThink Health initiative. There she is a jane-of-all-trades, with contributions ranging from logistical support to project design and management. Living the philosophy of servant leadership, Krishna’s earnest, helpful approach has resulted in growth, positive responses, and better collaboration and outcomes for Rippel’s internal teams and external partners. Krishna previously supported Rippel’s ReThink Health Ventures project, and worked closely with its coaching staff to coordinate three of the participating sites (Central Oregon; Sonoma, CA; and Bernalillo County, NM). During her time at Northeastern University, she held several professional positions in its library system.
More about Krishna: Krishna found her studies in public health to be an intersection of her interest in science and her passion for social justice and service. She continues to foster that passion by volunteering at a local shelter that serves homeless and low-income women.
Education: Northeastern University (MPH, BS)
Anne Jin Soo Preston
“As our world continues to change rapidly, we must determine how we can be more responsive, nimble, and able to meet community needs in the realm of health and well-being in the future. That takes a team that brings a wide variety of perspectives and expertise—a team that can listen, learn, and imagine what is possible. I’m excited to be a part of this team to create influence and inspiration for the future.”
Anne Jin Soo Preston has been working with nonprofits, government agencies, and foundations for over a decade and specializes in research and evaluation. She works with inter-agency partners and cross-sector collaborations to impact society’s toughest issues in aging, arts and culture, disability, education, health, housing, science, social services, and transportation. Anne’s work across multiple sectors helps her visualize entire ecosystems, finding challenges and interdependencies within. Her abilities for aligning strategy, programmatic goals, advocacy, and program outcomes has helped organizations evaluate the process around learning, relationship building, collaboration, and collective impact. Recent projects include: We Are Water MN, MinnesotaHelp.Info, Disability Hub MN, Help Me Grow MN, Reach out and Read MN, and Metro Transit. Anne holds an MPS and a BA from the University of Minnesota.