Jon is President and CEO of WGBH Boston. Before working at WGBH, Abbott served as Senior Vice President for Development and Corporate Relations at PBS (1992-1998). Prior to that, he spent five years in senior management with San Francisco public station KQED. In addition to Project Healthy Children, he is a board member of American Public Television (APT) as well as public television’s Major Market Group. He is a Trustee of the Boston Children’s Museum, Arts Boston, and an Advisory Council Member for Harvard University’s Master of Liberal Arts in Management Program. Jon holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Jeff is a co-founder and managing partner of Bridgespan Group, where he guides the development of the organization, its knowledge strategy, and the Bridgestar Initiative, which seeks to increase the flow of talented leaders into and within the nonprofit sector. Additionally he writes, teaches, and speaks extensively on topics related to nonprofit strategy, business planning, and philanthropy. Previously, Jeff was a consultant at Bain & Company, until he left to pursue his advanced degrees. He received his BA from Stanford University, and his MA in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University.
Co-Founder and Chair
Stephanie Dodson is the co-founder of Strategic Grant Partners, a coalition of family foundations working to create positive futures for children and families in Massachusetts and nationally. In addition to being a co-founder and current board chair of Project Healthy Children, Stephanie was involved in the creation of the Maranyundo Initiative and serves on the board for this all-girls’ middle school and teacher training institute in Rwanda. She also serves as a trustee of Cambridge College. She previously worked in the computer industry and with the United Way and American Heart Association. Stephanie holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MBA from Stanford University.
Over the past 15 years, Patty has focused her energies as an active advocate for many charitable organizations throughout Boston as a Board member, as well as spearheading several major development campaigns. In 2007, Patty was appointed Co-chair of MassGeneral Hospital’s philanthropy program, where she has served as a Trustee since 2006. Patty continues to help organize the annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Storybook Ball and for three years co-chaired this signature event. In addition to her work at the MGH, she is a Trustee of The Chestnut Hill School, serving on several sub-committees of the Board. Patty and her husband Charles co-chaired the 2006 Annual Campaign for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and she remains an active alumna of Smith College. Prior to her work in the nonprofit arena, Patty was a Senior Vice President of Technimetrics, Inc., an information services company marketing strategy to large corporations for 12 years.
William Rodriguez, MD
Formerly Chief Medical Officer for the Bill Clinton Foundation, Bill specializes in infectious disease and HIV medicine, with a focus on global issues. He has supported national health care programs for HIV, TB, and malaria treatment and diagnostics in resource-poor settings for the US CDC’s Global AIDS Program in Vietnam, the National Institutes of Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization. In his role as CMO for the William J. Clinton’s Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative he took responsibility for the Foundation’s programs to support delivery of drugs, diagnostics, and clinical programs in 63 countries. Bill also launched the Foundation’s operations research program. Most recently, he has been an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, where he helped launch the Global Health Delivery Project, and is co-founder of Daktari Diagnostics, Inc., focused on the development of point-of-care diagnostics for global health. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale University School of Medicine.