Foundation Staff

Executive Leadership

President & Chief Executive Officer

Sarita A. Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA

Sarita A. Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation. The SCAN Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States focused entirely on improving…

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Vice President, Policy & Communications

Gretchen E. Alkema, PhD

Gretchen E. Alkema is Vice President of Policy and Communications at The SCAN Foundation. In this role, Gretchen oversees the Foundation’s communications and policy strategy development and execution…

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Vice President, Programs & Operations

René Seidel, Dipl. Soz. Paed. (FH)

René Seidel is Vice President of Programs and Operations at The SCAN Foundation. Previously, René worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services in various capacities, including as…

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Program and Administrative Team

Executive Assistant

Gina Alferez

Gina Alferez serves as Executive Assistant for The SCAN Foundation. She brings over 18 years of administrative experience to the table with expertise in office management, event planning, scheduling…

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Senior Analyst

Megan Burke, LCSW

Megan R. Burke is Senior Analyst for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she provides the Foundation’s analysis of key communications, policy, and programmatic strategies to advance…

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Grants Manager

Jennifer Katell, MA, MBA

Jennifer Katell joined The SCAN Foundation as Grants Manager in April 2020. In this role, she oversees the grantmaking process and manages the review of Foundation policies…

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Program Specialist

Renata McElvany

Renata McElvany serves as the Program Specialist for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, Renata provides communications and administrative support to our team. Her core responsibilities include website…

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Director of Communications

Mari Nicholson, MHS

Mari Nicholson is Director of Communications for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she executes the Foundation’s communication strategies and grantmaking. Mari has ample public health and…

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Program Officer

Kali Peterson, MS, MPA

Kali Peterson serves as a Program Officer at The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she oversees a grant portfolio focused on long-term care financing and advancing person-centered and integrated care…

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Director of Policy and Advocacy

Sarah S. Steenhausen, MS

Sarah Steenhausen is Director of Policy and Advocacy for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, Sarah partners with stakeholders and policymakers at the state and federal levels to develop, inform, and advance…

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Director of Finance & Mission Impact Investments

Eric Thai, CPA, MBA

Eric Thai is Director of Finance and Mission Impact Investments for The SCAN Foundation. He is responsible for managing the Foundation’s accounting, finance, and investment functions…

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Program Officer

Erin Westphal, MS

Erin Westphal serves as a Program Officer at The SCAN Foundation. Erin’s work focuses on building the business case for person-centered care models and integrating the care and financing for medical…

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