NEW YORK, NY—February 10, 2022— The Council on Foundations has named Vaughn Murria, United Hospital Fund’s Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, as one of 51 philanthropy professionals chosen for its Career Pathways leadership development program, designed to diversify the talent pipeline for executive-level roles in philanthropy, UHF announced today.
In this highly selective program, mid- to senior-level professionals from diverse backgrounds enhance their leadership skills, expand networks, and build their expertise to advance equity and strengthen the philanthropic sector’s impact.
Mr. Murria oversees UHF's human resource department and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy. He was instrumental in designing and launching UHF’s DEI program in the spring of 2019. Before joining UHF in 2013, Mr. Murria served as the Director of Human Resources and Operations at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and as Organizational Development Manager and a Human Resources Project Manager at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
He holds a Master’s in Public Administration degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Binghamton University.
“Vaughn is a proven leader at UHF and has championed our work to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion and to ensure that this commitment permeates all of our internal and external work,” said UHF President Anthony Shih, MD. “Being chosen for the Career Pathways program is a well-deserved honor for Vaughn. He has much to contribute, and I know will take full advantage of this opportunity to build relationships and skills that will contribute to strengthening equity and the impact of the philanthropic sector.”
The Council on Foundations said that, in addition to the core functions of the program, this year’s cohort will gain skills to lead in a remote environment and uncover solutions to advance equity in the sector. Upon completing the program, participants will join the network of Career Pathways alumni leaders making strides in philanthropy.
“I am full of hope and excitement to see the impact of our 2022 Career Pathways on their organizations and the field of philanthropy at large,” said Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations. “I believe the contributions made by these changemakers will be significant to our sector and applaud each of the new participants for their choice to step forward in service of trust-building and equity.”
The Career Pathways program is supported by the Kresge Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
About United Hospital Fund
United Hospital Fund works to build an effective and equitable health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization, we are a force for improvement, analyzing public policy to inform decision-makers, finding common ground among diverse stakeholders, and developing and supporting innovative programs that improve health and health care. We work to dismantle barriers in health policy and health care delivery that prevent equitable opportunities for health. For more on our initiatives and programs please visit our website at www.uhfnyc.org and follow us on Twitter.