Kerri Yoder Hubbard, CEO and Founder
Kerri Yoder Hubbard is a nonprofit management executive with more than 20 years of experience in health policy, health services research, and philanthropic development for healthcare organizations, hospitals, scientific research, higher education, and community based organizations. Kerri has used her healthcare advocacy and education expertise to develop and improve health access navigation and outreach programs for the Medicare Rights Center, the New York State Department of Health, the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. She has also served as a health services and policy researcher for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Westat, Cerner Life Sciences, LA Health Action, and the UCLA Medical Survey Research Center.
Kerri currently serves as the Senior Executive Director of Development for the Office of Health System Initiatives at Keck Medicine of USC and President of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation. Kerri has extensive expertise leading capital campaigns, transforming fundraising operations, overseeing boards and volunteer leaders, and she has collectively been responsible for securing over $100M in philanthropic funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations throughout her fundraising career. Prior to joining USC, Kerri served as the Senior Director of Development for the Providence Health & Services Foundation, raising money for two hospitals located in Torrance and San Pedro. Kerri has also worked at UCLA where she oversaw the fundraising operation for the physical and life sciences, the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, and the UCLA Venture Capital Fund.
She holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, a joint Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she was also a PhD Candidate. Kerri is currently pursuing her doctorate in Policy, Planning, and Development at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy focusing her research on building effective and sustainable community health worker programs and better understanding the role they play in improving access to care among underserved populations. She is also a fellow of the prestigious CORO Healthcare Leadership Program.
Kerri has also been a professional theater, TV, and film actress, classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has appeared in numerous productions in the United States and abroad. When she can find the time, Kerri also has several television and feature film writing and producing projects that she has worked on and endeavors to pursue in the future with the aim of fostering more diversity in the entertainment industry.
Nathalie T. Nguyễn, Senior Director
Nathalie T. Nguyễn, MPH, is a Clinical Research Specialist/Team Lead/Project Manager at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where she manages multiple, large, population-based colorectal cancer research studies. She specializes in Cancer & Chronic Disease Prevention , Strategic Planning, Community Outreach,Project Implementation, Assessment & Evaluation, Patient recruitment and Minority & Diverse Populations Relations.
Nathalie has been our Senior Director since 2012, working closely with Kerri to develop our workshop program. She earned her Masters of Public Health from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and is also a graduate of UCLA.
Godfred Marfo, Associate Director
Godfred Marfo, PharmD, is a recent graduate of USC School of Pharmacy with an area of concentration in Public and International Health. He is very passionate about serving our community and improving health equity. In recognition of his dedication to public health, he received the prestigious Norman Topping Ron McDuffie Award while at USC. He hopes to use his knowledge and skills to increase healthcare access for all underserved populations.
Godfred’s passion for healthcare equity stems from his childhood in Ghana and a stint teaching in South Central Los Angeles after his arrival in the US. He observed first hand how high mortality rates are connected to lower socioeconomic status in both these communities. He believes improving access to life-saving healthcare interventions can make a huge difference to patients in such communities.
In his personal time, Godfred loves to travel and explore different countries, cultures and people. He is active in his church and loves to share his faith with anyone willing to listen. He also enjoys playing ping pong and watching soccer and basketball and as well as comedy and adventure movies.