Chan Brown

Director of Community Initiatives

Chan Brown

Chan Brown joined the Kansas Health Foundation in 2011 and currently serves as director of community initiatives.

In her current role, Chan leads a team of community-focused individuals working to eliminate the inequities leading to the greatest health disparities in Kansas. In addition to collaborating with communities to support their success, Chan plays a role in helping community-based organizations stay focused on policy, systems and environment change for communities facing some of the greatest challenges and communities of color. She is also part of the Building Power and Equity Partnership team that is designed to strategically work with select community partners to build power and advance racial and health equity.

Prior to joining KHF, Chan held the position of executive director of H.O.P.E. Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children in Atlanta’s urban core excel academically and socially through leadership development. During her tenure, she implemented afterschool, summer and youth programs. She has held a variety of corporate positions, but has especially enjoyed her time spent working in the nonprofits arena. Additionally, she has held roles as a training specialist in the Human Resources department at Purdue University, facilitating conversations with staff and management in leadership development, employee involvement, customer focus and process management. In the early days of her career, she negotiated contracts on behalf of the Purdue Research Foundation with the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation.

Outside of work, Chan is a board member of Support Kansas City and an advisory board member for both Empower Fund and Professionals Learning About Community Equity and Smart Growth (PLACES). She is also a member of the Drug and Alcohol Council of Johnson County and a volunteer with the Women’s Employment Network.

Chan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in general management from Purdue University, and in her free time enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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