South Florida’s leading health philanthropy grows its team, welcoming two new executives and elevating the role of a longtime leader.

 

 The Health Foundation of South Florida is excited to announce it is growing its staff and existing roles are being elevated—all to better equip itself to pursue its ambitious goals to reduce health disparities across the region. They will welcome two new members to our Executive Management Team, and one of its most valuable, long-time leaders will intensify her focus on strategy and the Foundation’s future.

Alecia Dillon is the Foundation’s new Chief Financial Officer, leading all financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, financial reporting, tax, and investor relations. Her background includes fourteen years of executive financial operations, most recently serving as the CFO for Northern Arizona University’s Foundation, where she oversaw a $350 million-dollar endowment and $12 million-dollar annual operating budget. Previously, she held leadership positions in accounting, finance, information technology and human resources with the University of Michigan Athletics, Capital Group (American Funds) and Brickley DeLong. She currently serves on the board of I Demand Access, which works to empower and educate women in Malawi. Dillon holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from The University of Michigan and Bachelor from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received the prestigious designation of Certified Public Accountant and holds the endorsement of Executive Positive Leadership from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Janisse Rosario Schoepp, who has been with the Foundation since 2004, is assuming a new leadership position as Vice President of Strategy. In this role, she will guide the development and implementation of new approaches and initiatives that advance the Foundation’s health equity agenda. She will also serve as a thought leader internally and externally, informing the Foundation’s overall direction, strategic partnerships, and investments in the community. Schoepp has been an integral part of the Foundation’s strategic planning, program development, research and evaluation. She worked to establish the South Florida Anchor Alliance, an initiative to engage regional institutions, such as hospitals and universities, in community wealth-building strategies to address the social determinants of health. She was selected to be part of the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School. Previously, she worked at the Stempel School of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University. Schoepp holds a Master and a Doctorate of Public Health, both from Florida International University.

Mark Dissette has been appointed Chief Impact Officer, a newly created position. He will lead the Foundation’s efforts to cultivate and foster innovative systems-level and community-driven solutions aimed at reducing health disparities and creating health equity in low-income and minority communities across South Florida. He joined the Foundation after 36 years at Holy Cross Health in Broward County, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Administrator, overseeing an acute care facility as well as an ambulatory care campus, outpatient surgery center and a network of urgent care, physical, occupational and aquatic therapy centers. Dissette also served as Holy Cross Hospital’s Chief Strategy Officer, during which time he developed and implemented the organization’s strategic, facilities and marketing plans, which resulted in more than $750 million in capital expansions including the start-up of a multi-specialty physician group practice, the launch of a managed care organization and the establishment of a primary care clinic for low-income and vulnerable community members. He currently serves on the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Florida’s Voice on Development Disabilities and the Orange Bowl Committee. He has also been involved with the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership, the Light of the World Clinic in Broward, and the Florida Hospital Association. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Health Services from Florida Atlantic University. 

Learn more about how they and the entire team at the Health Foundation plan to focus on three key areas for focus that directly address health equity issues: access to care, health and social needs and thriving community.