Deborah E. Halper

Vice President, Education and Program Initiatives


Deborah Halper is vice president and the director of the Fund's Division of Education and Program Initiatives.  She is responsible for the management, development, and implementation of the Fund's grantmaking activities and three program areas: Families and Health Care Project, Aging in Place Initiative, and Quality Improvement.  She leads special grantmaking initiatives, including improving Palliative Care, Day of Transitions, and reducing hospital readmissions.  She is also responsible for a range of convening activities, including the design of conferences, Health Policy Forum, and other educational programs. 

Prior to coming to the Fund, Ms. Halper worked as an administrator for clinical resources at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

She holds a master's degree in public health and an MS in urban planning from Columbia University.


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