Immediately, the Kresge Basis introduced the addition of two new Program employees members: Well being Program Officer Erica L. Browne and Social Funding Officer Erika Brice.
Browne’s profession has centered on bridging scientific and neighborhood linkages, and he or she brings a deep understanding of the affect of racism on inhabitants well being to Kresge’s Well being Program.
“With the intensive public well being and coverage experience, in addition to lived expertise, that she brings to our group, we all know that Erica will play a key function in our ongoing work to construct equity-focused programs of well being that create alternatives for all folks to attain well-being,” mentioned Monica Valdes Lupi, managing director, Well being Program.
Brown most not too long ago served as a school affiliate for well being coverage and administration on the California Initiative for Well being Fairness and Motion, a state-wide analysis translation middle that connects the College of California and the state’s well being coverage neighborhood.
Earlier roles have included positions as a well being coverage analysis scholar on the Faculty of Public Well being on the College of California at Berkeley; neighborhood profit supervisor and senior advisor at Kaiser Permanente; well being program director for Mills School at UC Berkeley; and senior well being educator with College Well being Companies at UC Berkeley. Browne is at present a member of the Interdisciplinary Affiliation for Inhabitants Well being Science and volunteers with the Ella Baker Middle for Human Rights.
Brice’s experience contains ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing, mixing capital sources, and dealing with tax credit score and neighborhood improvement monetary establishments. In her new function, she’s going to accomplice throughout Kresge’s applications with a give attention to its Well being and Human Companies Applications, to supply alternatives for program-related investments and ensures to advance strategic targets.
“We’re thrilled so as to add Erika to our group, as she brings a agency understanding of each conventional capital markets and the levers to drag for neighborhood investing in under-resourced communities,” mentioned Aaron Seybert, managing director, Social Funding Apply. “Erika is our third new group member onboarding this yr, as we’ve labored to refocus our Apply on place-based funding alternatives, racial fairness and deeper strategic alignment with Kresge’s Applications. We all know she’ll be a cornerstone of our work going ahead.”
Brice joins Kresge after almost 20 years in industrial actual property funding, finance, and asset administration. Most not too long ago she was the principal for the SI12 Group & Rector Improvement in Kansas Metropolis. There, Brice consulted with nonprofits and builders to construct banking relationships, construction impact-focused financing, and develop a historic actual property undertaking. Brice has additionally had stints at Excessive Impression Financing Evaluation, Blue Hills Group Companies, NeighborWorks America, US Financial institution, and UrbanAmerica, a personal actual property fairness fund. Collectively, she has been concerned within the financing and/or funding of greater than $2 billion in actual property property throughout the USA.