Foundation Staff

Executive Leadership

President and 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 of Innovation and Investments

Anika S. Heavener, MMSc-GHD

Anika S. Heavener, MMSc-GHD, is Vice President of Innovation and Investments at The SCAN Foundation. Throughout her career, Anika has developed extensive experience in both investment and operating roles. Her investment expertise began…

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Vice President of Policy

Narda Ipakchi, MBA

Narda Ipakchi, MBA, is Vice President of Policy for The SCAN Foundation. Narda is an experienced health and aging policy professional with deep expertise in policies and programs that support older adults, including Medicare…

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Vice President of Programs, Equity, and Community Impact

Rigo J. Saborio, MSG

Rigo J. Saborio is Vice President of Programs, Equity, and Community Impact at The SCAN Foundation. In this role, Rigo oversees the Foundation’s efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to ensure all older adults…

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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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Program Officer, Policy and Advocacy

Megan Burke, LCSW

Megan R. Burke serves as a Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy at The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she executes the Foundation’s public policy strategies and grantmaking to advance…

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Director of Grants and Operations

Jennifer Katell, MA, MBA

Jennifer Katell is Director of Grants and Operations for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she oversees the grants and contracting processes and collaboratively leads the design, implementation, and evaluation…

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Senior Policy Analyst

Michelle Matter, EdD, MBA, MAG

Michelle Matter serves as the Senior Policy Analyst for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she acts as the principal analyst who supports and promotes the Foundation’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities by evaluating, reporting on…

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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 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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