Dr. Christine Koehn Joins Palm Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees

West Palm Beach, Fla. – April X, 2018 –  Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc. recently welcomed Dr. Christine Koehn to its Board of Trustees.


Dr. Koehn currently serves as the Executive Director for the Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation, where she oversees regional and national grant-making in the areas of education, health, and arts and culture.  She has extensive experience in her field with nearly 20 years in primarily leadership roles, including the oversight of programmatic investment at the United Way of Palm Beach County and the Quantum Foundation, as well as research and program evaluation for the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. 


In addition to her role on Palm Healthcare Foundation’s board, Dr. Koehn’s work focuses on issues related to health care access for the underserved, including oral and behavioral health; community health and well-being, including basic and emergency needs support; academic achievement; out-of-school programming; child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention; and arts and culture. 


“We are delighted to have Dr. Koehn join our Palm Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees.  She has extensive knowledge of the Palm Beach County nonprofit landscape and a longstanding relationship with the foundation.  She has served on the Foundation’s Community Investment Committee for more than five years and has an intimate knowledge of the foundation’s strategic programing and initiatives,” states Dr. Alina Alonso, Chair of the Palm Healthcare Foundation Board.


She is currently affiliated with national and local boards and committees, including the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s Non-Family Staff Peer Network, as Co-chair; Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners’ Citizens Advisory Committee; United Way of Palm Beach County’s Community Impact Committee; and Achieve Palm Beach County’s Executive Champions Committee. 


Dr. Koehn holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the Florida International University.  She continues her professional development and has received multiple certifications pertaining specifically to grant-making, as well as other areas pertinent to nonprofit management.


About Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

Palm Healthcare Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come.  Palm Healthcare Foundation has invested $75 million dollars in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., visit palmhealthcare.org or call (561) 833-6333.


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