Vice President, Strategy
Ross Meyer leads the implementation of Interact for Health’s strategic plan in support of our mission. Specifically, Ross focuses on social determinants of health, building connections between the foundation and community organizations working to address education, housing and other social issues, with the goal of reducing health disparities in the region. Meyer also oversees Interact for Health’s grant-making work, currently focused on reducing tobacco use, addressing the opioid epidemic and improving access to care through school-based health centers. He also serves as a member of Interact for Health's Executive Team.
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 currently serves on advisory boards for the Deaconess Foundation, Salvation Army and Rosemary’s Babies. Ross also 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.