HNEF Partner Honored for Public Health Leadership

Massachusetts Public Health Association held its 10th Annual Awards Breakfast on June 5th, 2015 celebrating four outstanding leaders in public health. The awardees included Ben Wood, Healthy Community Design Coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, who received the Public Service Award from MPHA.  Ben helped to lead the HNEF Health Impact Assessment with MAPC, and he is currently supporting HNEF as a data and research partner for the fund. Surrounded by hundreds of collaborators, funders, and supporters, MPHA and its awardees once again showed how powerful leadership and advocacy can lead to high impact in the health arena.

Gina Foote

Virginia (Gina) Foote is the Director of Fund Development at CLF Ventures, where she helps cultivate market-based solutions to New England’s environmental problems. Gina identifies target markets mission-aligned with CLF’s programs where CLF Ventures can catalyze change with strategic funding facilities. She finds best-in-class partners, structures funds, raises capital, participates on investment committees, and oversees the monitoring of impact results over time. Gina is an impact investing and finance professional. She has a wide range of deal experience in both investment banking and venture investing. Prior to CLF Ventures, Gina was CFO/COO for a private equity fund investing in clean energy and materials. Formerly, she was the CFO/Controller for a for-profit international education company. She has also consulted for ACCION International, a non-profit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all. Earlier in her career, Gina worked in corporate finance advisory in New York and Mexico and taught Introductory Finance and Business History at Boston University. Gina serves on the Board of Directors of The Charles River Conservancy and is a member of the Trustees Collaborative, a greater-Boston parks advocacy group, and The Boston Club. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Yale University