Staff

Michael Kelly
Vice President Programs
915-218-2619

Dr. Kelly joined the Foundation in 1999. In his role as Vice President of Programs, he provides leadership for the Health Foundation’s health priority areas and supervises a talented program staff. Dr. Kelly plays a central role in Health Foundation leadership, including staffing the Allocations Committee and overseeing grantmaking. He also is instrumental in designing, implementing, and evaluating Collective Impact initiatives and leading special projects.

His philosophy is for all people to have the ability, environmental support, and freedom to pursue health and quality of life. He has an unsurpassed ability to predict and navigate the many complex vicissitudes in philanthropy and population health.

A native of Houston, Dr. Kelly received a Ph.D. in health education from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Masters of Education in Health Education and a B.A. in biology. He now lives in El Paso with his wife Nethia and their two sons.

News

Health Foundation awards new grants to support Healthy Eating and Active Living

June 23, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 8 grants totaling more than $1.2 million for the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative under the Healthy Living Priority Area. The purpose of the HEAL Initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families in…

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