Amie Shei, Ph.D. assumed the role of President & CEO of the Foundation on April 1, 2022. As President, Dr. Shei supports the Board of Directors and the programs and policies it establishes for the Foundation. Dr. Shei is responsible for designing and carrying out the Foundation’s grantmaking agenda, grantmaking activities, and evaluation procedures. She manages the Foundation’s programs, administration, finance and budget, and human resources.
Dr. Shei joined the Foundation in November 2016 as Vice President for Programs where she oversaw the grant application process for all of the Foundation’s grantmaking and helped manage the large, multi-year Synergy Initiative grant projects.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Shei led consulting projects in the areas of healthcare strategy and health economics and outcomes research in the Boston area. She also taught in the Community Health program at Tufts University.
Dr. Shei earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy with a concentration in Evaluative Science and Statistics at Harvard University, which brings added expertise to further the Foundation’s approach to grantmaking. She received several fellowships to support her dissertation research on the health impacts of an anti-poverty program in Brazil, including a Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S. Dept. of State; a Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship from the U.S. Dept. of Education; and a Training Fellowship from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
She also holds a M.S. from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. from Amherst College.