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Kansas Health Foundation Names New Leader

Reginald Robinson
Kansas Health Foundation

Reginald Robinson is the new president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation.

The Health Foundation, based in Wichita, is a philanthropic organization geared toward helping Kansans live healthier lives.

Robinson is currently the vice chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Kansas. He has an extensive background, including former president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. Robinson also has served in several senior positions within the U.S. Department of Justice.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with a committed team and board to make real and positive differences for Kansans,” Robinson said in a news release.

Robinson will replace Steve Coen, who has worked at the foundation for more than 30 years, including the last 10 as president.

The Health Foundation has provided more than $500 million worth of grants to organizations and communities across Kansas since it was formed in 1985. It focuses on providing access to affordable health care, promoting healthy behaviors, civic and community engagement, and educational attainment.

The Health Foundation is a support of the Kansas News Service.

Mya Acosta is an intern in the KMUW News Lab.