Health Foundation names Fasolo Frishman as senior program officer

Lisa M. Fasolo Frishman will be joining the Health Foundation as a senior program officer in our Syracuse office, Health Foundation President Ann F. Monroe announced Monday, October 17, 2016.

In her role as senior program officer, Fasolo Frishman will be heading up the our work in community health capacity and policy.

Fasolo Frishman will be replacing Kara Williams, the Health Foundation’s interim vice president of programs, who will become the director of strategic initiatives at the Allyn Foundation in early November.

Fasolo Frishman comes to the Health Foundation from the NY Funders Alliance, where she has served as executive director since 2014. During her time at the Funders Alliance, she was responsible for strategic planning, program development and delivery, resource development, membership education, marketing and communications. Her prior roles include program coordinator at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and scholarship officer at The Denver Foundation in Denver, CO.

In recognition of her work, she was awarded the American Express NexGen Fellows, Independent Sector Award and the Leadership Greater Syracuse Individual Community Trustee Individual Award in 2016. She was also named as a recipient of a Syracuse “40 Under Forty” award in 2016.

She currently serves on the Community Impact Committee of the United Way of Central New York, is the Development Committee Chair of the YMCA of Rochester, Camp Cory Branch, and is the vice chair of the Women’s Fund of Central New York

Fasolo Frishman earned a bachelor’s degree from William Smith College and a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a resident of Jamesville, NY.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to the foundation and pleased that she will lead our community health capacity efforts and policy initiatives across western and central New York,” Monroe said.  “Through her work with the NY Funders Alliance, Lisa is very familiar with upstate New York, has experience building strong and effective organizations, and has a deep understanding of public policy initiatives that advance systems level change at both the state and local levels.”

“We also want to thank Kara for her significant contributions to the community over the last six years and congratulate her on her new opportunity to build on that success through her work with the Allyn Foundation,” Monroe said.