Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award


The Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award may be awarded once annually for 10 years, beginning in 2017, subject to the nomination of qualified candidates. The award includes a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit organization that the recognized leader works for or with. Awardees will be selected through a nomination process and decisions will be made by a committee made up of three MeHAF Trustees and three MeHAF Community Advisory Committee members.

How to Apply

The 2021 nomination period for the Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award has closed.

Previous Winners

2019: Kenney Miller, Health Equity Alliance

Kenney MillerKenney Miller served as the Executive Director of the Health Equity Alliance (HEAL) from June 2011 to March 2021. With a Masters of Science in Social Anthropology, Kenney is a consummate student of culture and society and has devoted his career to addressing the ways in which social forces influence, shape, and collide with human health. He has spoken widely on the impact of stigma and discrimination on health outcomes, the need to transform health systems to be more culturally and structurally competent, and the value of cultivating these principles into a key pillar of HEAL’s work.

2018: George A. Hill, Maine Family Planning
2017: Christine B. Hastedt, Maine Equal Justice Partners

About Dr. Wendy J. Wolf

Over her distinguished career, Dr. Wendy J. Wolf has provided leadership and expertise in health philanthropy, national health policy and public health, leadership development, and the practice of high quality clinical medicine, research and education.

From 2001 to 2016, Dr. Wolf served as the founding President and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF), which is the state’s largest health philanthropy dedicated to promoting access to quality health care, especially for the uninsured and underserved. Under her leadership, Dr. Wolf led the foundation’s long term strategic planning, program development and public policy initiatives, and worked with the Board of Trustees to ensure MeHAF developed and modeled best practices in foundation governance, transparency and public accountability. During Dr. Wolf’s tenure, MeHAF evolved into a nationally recognized leader in advancing state health reform and expanding access through the strategic use of public policy, advocacy and program initiatives such as spearheading the development of the most comprehensive statewide electronic health information exchanges in the country; improving care delivery through a ten-year initiative to integrate primary care with behavioral health services, and developing Maine’s comprehensive enroll207 outreach and enrollment campaign for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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