Vice President, Equity and Social Determinants of Health
As Vice President, Equity and Social Determinants of Health, Ross Meyer leads the execution of social determinants of health strategies for Interact for Health, supporting our mission of improving health by promoting health equity through community engagement, grants, research, education and policy. He will focus on building connections between the foundation and community organizations working to address education, employment, housing and other social issues, with the goal of reducing health disparities in the region.
For more than a decade, Ross has worked to improve the lives of people in Greater Cincinnati by building cross-sector partnerships and leveraging resources. Most recently, he spent 17 months as the Interim President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, leading the agency through a critical period of significant change by stabilizing operations and rebuilding community, donor and staff relations. Prior, Ross served as Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer of United Way, overseeing efforts to reduce poverty and implement bold goals around education, income and health. He previously served as Executive Director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce – a cross-sector partnership of 150 organizations working to help people develop skills for in-demand jobs.
Meyer earned a Bachelor of Philosophy in interdisciplinary studies from Miami University, and completed a Master of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Meyer has also been active on several boards, and is currently helping to lead the Connect Our Students program to provide free home internet to Cincinnati students.
A native Cincinnatian, Ross lives in Oakley with his wife and their three sons.
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