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Deanna Van Hersh Named New President/CEO Of Williamsburg Health Foundation

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WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Health Foundation recently announced that Deanna Van Hersh has been named its new president and CEO. She took the helm March 6.

Van Hersh succeeds Carol Sale, who retired after five years as the leader of the organization.

“The Board of Trustees is delighted to name Deanna as the president and CEO,” said chairman Beth Davis in a release. “Her accomplishments and leadership skills coupled with her philanthropic experience makes Deanna the perfect person to lead the foundation’s  efforts to provide healthy options and lifestyles for those living in the Greater Williamsburg area.”

Van Hersh most recently served as the foundation’s director of health and wellness, where she led the grantmaking for advanced primary care, medication access, integrated care, and the foundation’s increasing focus on the needs of older adults. Prior to joining Williamsburg Health Foundation, she spent 23 years with the Kansas Health Foundation.

“I am honored by this opportunity to lead the Williamsburg Health Foundation,” said Van Hersh. “I look forward to collaborating with community partners, this dedicated staff, and the Board of Trustees to work toward a shared vision of health opportunities for all.”

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