FORA.tv Speaker - Gerald Solomon
Gerald R. Solomon has served as the Samueli Foundationâ€™s Executive Director since April, 2008. Prior to the Samueli Foundation, Mr. Solomon served as CEO of Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) for seven (7) years, where he transformed the organization from an LA-centric provider of funding and services into national prominence, operating in 31 states with 1,600 employees and annual revenues exceeding $120 Million.
Since his tenure at Samueli, he has achieved many significant goals, including development of long range collaborative community initiatives to: address systemic safety net needs in the Santa Ana region, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education deficiencies within the K â€“ 16 continuum, and the need to broaden the healthcare dialogue to focus on a true health and wellness approach through integrative medicine practices.
Mr. Solomon currently serves on several Boards and Committees, including: UCLAâ€™s School of Engineering Deanâ€™s Advisory Council; UCIâ€™s School of Engineering Deanâ€™s Advisory Council; UCIâ€™s Dept of Education Chairâ€™s Advisory Committee, Orange Countyâ€™s STEM Funderâ€™s Network; Orange County Roundtable of Funders, and actively supports and works with Grantmakers in Health and Grantmakers For Education on local, regional and national issues.
Previous work has included service on the Board of Directors of: the NACCHO-CDC national accreditation committee developing standards for public health departments; Chair of CMPHL â€“ the California Medical and Public Health Leadership Group; the Executive Steering Committee for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors; and Treasurer of Alliance for Nonprofit Management headquartered in Washington DC. Mr. Solomonâ€™s career has also included a distinguished 18 year career as a civil trial attorney and Judge Pro Tem.
10.11.11 | 01:00:32 min
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