Grantmakers in Aging selects Ann F. Monroe as Board chair

Ann F. Monroe, president of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, has been named chair of the board at Grantmakers in Aging, a national philanthropic organization that is dedicated to improving the experience of aging. Monroe previously served as vice chair.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead Grantmakers in Aging as we see more creative approaches to supporting older adults and an increasing realization of the importance of engaging seniors for our society’s future success. With other philanthropic leaders on Board and a seasoned and well-regarded Executive Director, GIA is poised to contribute to even more to the future of all of us,” Monroe said.

Monroe assumed the role of chair of GIA in November of 2015. She has more than 40 years of experience leading public and private sector programs in mental health, community health, managed care and philanthropy. Monroe was previously the director of the quality initiative at the California HealthCare Foundation and a senior vice president of Blue Cross of California. She is a member of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team and is co-chair for New York’s DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel. Monore is a member of the National Quality Forum, where she sits on the Person and Family Centered Care committee, is a member of the board of the NY eHealth Collaborative and the national Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.

Grantmakers In Aging provides its members with a personal connection to key people, high-quality resources, and state-of-the art ideas about aging and all issues related to aging. Dedicated to promoting and strengthening grantmaking for an aging society, GIA is the only international professional organization of grantmakers active in the field. More information is available at