Vice President for Programs
As Vice President for Programs at the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), Sharrie McIntosh, M.H.A., oversees the Foundation’s priority areas, Empowering Health Care Consumers and Building Healthy Communities, as well as its focus on Veterans’ Health and its Special Projects Fund. Ms. McIntosh plays a leadership role in further developing the Foundation’s program areas and ensuring the quality and accountability of its grantmaking through program and grantee evaluations. As a member of the leadership team, she assists in developing and implementing the Foundation’s goals and strategies; identifying emerging opportunities and strategic niches; and building partnerships with other foundations and key stakeholders.
Prior to joining NYSHealth, Ms. McIntosh worked as senior vice president and chief program officer at The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, where she managed the portfolio of programs focused on humanizing health care for patients and health care professionals, as well as implemented strategic priorities and cultivated partnerships and collaborations. She also was a vice president at The Lewin Group, a premier health and human services consulting firm, where she worked with a wide range of clients, including government agencies, hospitals, and foundations, on improving access to care for vulnerable populations, delivering culturally responsive care, and program design and evaluation. Ms. McIntosh also worked as the affiliations administrator at the New York University School of Medicine/Langone Medical Center, where she was responsible for managing its affiliation agreement with NYC Health + Hospitals.
Ms. McIntosh received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master in Health Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.