WICHITA, Kan. – Juston White, a longtime fixture in the Wichita nonprofit community, has joined the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). White will serve as a community impact officer, joining current KHF team member Valerie Black in working directly with KHF partners doing innovative, place-based work.
“It’s an honor to join KHF to continue working on behalf of the people of Kansas,” White said. “This unique role gives me the opportunity to broaden my reach and help make change happen on a statewide scale.”
White joins KHF after previously serving as executive director of both Camber Children’s Mental Health Wichita (formerly KVC Hospitals Wichita) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas. He also spent time as campus director for EmberHope Youthville in Dodge City, Kan., and gained additional experience in for-profit roles by working in the financial and technology sectors.
“Juston brings experience and a perspective that will be invaluable to our work with communities and grassroots organizations,” said Ed O’Malley, KHF president and CEO. “He’s been an executive director. He’s led nonprofit organizations. He understands the challenges our partners face, but also the opportunities they have to make long-term impact. Juston is a tremendous addition to our team, and someone who will definitely be a changemaker as KHF works across our state.”
During his career, White has received numerous awards and honors for his leadership and volunteer work. These include the Wichita Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Excellence in Mental Health awards, USD 259 Good Apple Award, NAACP Community Organization of the Year Award, Honorary Commander recognition at McConnell Air Force Base, and a “40 Under 40” Alumni Award from Winston-Salem State University. He was also selected to participate in Leadership Dodge, Advance Kansas and the 2018 Advocacy Fellowship Class.
White is a former member of the Wichita State men’s basketball team, and later completed his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Winston-Salem State University.
“This is a perfect position to utilize my past experiences for the purpose of future change,” White said. “I’m ready to coach, mentor and bring the availability of additional resources to our grassroots partners.”
The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. During the past 35 years, KHF has provided more than $600 million in grants to improve health in Kansas communities.
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