Foundation Staff

Executive Leadership

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sarita A. Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Sarita A. Mohanty 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 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 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

Program Specialist

Gina Alferez

Gina Alferez serves as Program Specialist 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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Senior Policy Analyst

Olivia Burns, MSW

Olivia Burns serves as the Senior Policy Analyst for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, she supports the Foundation’s policy, communications, and program staff by tracking and analyzing trends in federal…

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Senior Executive Assistant

Lindsey Chao

Lindsey Chao serves as Senior Executive Assistant for The SCAN Foundation. Lindsey is an experienced executive assistant with nine years of experience supporting C-level executives…

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Senior Director of Operations

Allis Gilbert, EdD, MHA

Allis Gilbert is the Senior Director of Operations for The SCAN Foundation. Allis combines her education and experience in organizational change and leadership with a passion for heath equity…

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DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Natalie King, MBA, MPA

Natalie King is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for The SCAN Foundation. Natalie has more than a decade of cross-sector health care experiences working with a variety of players…

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DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND COMMUNITY IMPACT

Vivian Nava-Schellinger, MS, JD

Vivian Nava-Schellinger is Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact for The SCAN Foundation. A proud Tejana, originally from the border region of El Paso, Texas, she has utilized her legal…

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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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Program Manager of Innovation

Xenia Viragh

Xenia Viragh is the Program Manager of Innovation for The SCAN Foundation. She will be focused on expanding the Foundation’s Innovation and Investment portfolio – managing partnerships…

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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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Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Jose Araujo

Jose Araujo is the Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at the SCAN Foundation. Jose has over ten years of experience in the financial and accounting industries with an emphasis in healthcare and nonprofit auditing. 

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