Deanna Van Hersh is the Vice President for Programs.
Since joining the Kansas Health Foundation, Van Hersh has held a number of different positions, including Program Officer, Director of Program Planning and Evaluation and Associate Vice President for Programs.
In her current role, Ms. Van Hersh guides the program department and works with the executive team to operationalize the strategic direction from the board of directors by listening to and collaborating with partners and stakeholders to inform grant making, promote accountability and maintain transparency.
Prior to joining KHF, her career experience included legal assistance for a civil litigation firm, lease consulting for a private property management company and administrative lead for a liability and property insurance adjusting agency.
Van Hersh received her Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Management from Friends University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tabor College.
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