Yanique Redwood

President & CEO, Consumer Health Foundation

Washington, D.C.

Prioritize Equity, Shift Capital  |  Community Capital, Community Economic Development, Funding / Investment, Public Health

Yanique brings together funders from across the Washington, D.C., region to leverage resources and expertise to advance health equity, community wealth, and more, especially among low-income communities of color.

Yanique is the president and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC. Prior to joining CHF, Yanique was a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Before that, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and directed a community-based research initiative in Atlanta. This work included a pilot project to provide community-based mental health services and a campaign to mitigate the impact of the built environment on mental health. She is on the board of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and is active in the Community Wealth Building Initiative. In 2012, she was named a Terrance Keenan Institute Emerging Leader in Health Philanthropy by Grantmakers in Health. Yanique has degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (BS) and University of Michigan School of Public Health (PhD, MPH). She was born in Kingston, Jamaica and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

IMPACT

  • Focused investment in grants and learning journeys for grantees has helped spur new thinking about the local economy
  • Focused investments in the HERE Fund helped to develop a community of people engaged in work at the intersection of health, economic justice, and racial equity
  • Influenced regional philanthropic discourse so that it now includes dialogue on racial justice and equity
  • Raised awareness among anchor institutions and local governments of community wealth building principles through the Community Wealth Building Initiative
  • Transitioned CHF’s endowment to 100% mission-consistent investment vehicles, including impact investments for local change

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