Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin have been elected to the United Hospital Fund's board of directors.
Bettina Alonso is the executive director of development for the Archdiocese of New York, providing strategic direction for the Cardinal's Annual Stewardship Appeal, the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, New York Catholic Foundation, and St. Patrick's Landmark Foundation. Prior to joining the Archdiocese, Ms. Alonso was vice president of global development at Oceana, an international advocacy organization working for ocean conservation, and she also served as marketing manager for the Embassy of Austria. Born in Spain and fluent in English, Spanish, and German, she received a BA in political science, an MS in International Affairs, and a diploma of advanced studies from Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia. She received a certificate of business excellence from Columbia University graduate school of business and attended the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at NYU.
Eugene Keilin is the chairman of Maimonides Medical Center and is the co-founder of KPS Capital Partners, a family of private equity funds. Mr. Keilin was also the founding principal of Keilin & Co. LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in providing advisory services in connection with financial restructuring and bankruptcy transactions. Prior to founding both of these companies, he was a general partner of Lazard Frères & Co. He has served as executive director and later as chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York, created in 1975 to deal with the City's fiscal crisis. In addition, he was chairman of the Citizens Budget Commission from 1999 to 2002, and remains a member of its Executive Committee. Currently, he is an emeritus director of Concern Worldwide, U.S., an international famine relief and development organization with its world headquarters in Ireland, and also is on the board of advisers of the Curtis Institute of Music. He is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School.
“We are very pleased to welcome Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin to our board,” said UHF President Jim Tallon. “Together they bring vast combined experience: Bettina Alonso in philanthropy, non-profit development, and marketing, and Eugene Keilin in private and public sector finance and health care governance. I know they will both make great contributions to UHF's mission of building an effective health care system for all New Yorkers.”
About United Hospital Fund: United Hospital Fund works to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization, we analyze public policy to inform decision-makers, find common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develop and support innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of patient care.