The Family Health Care Foundation seeks to maximize health coverage by establishing partnerships with public and private sectors, state and local governments, health care providers and community partners. In this way, the Foundation is able to best leverage resources. The Foundation also works to enhance communication, information gathering and sharing among public and private sectors on the needs and services required by residents in our four-county area: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco. We provide financial, educational and other community support to help develop a community network of partners dedicated to minimizing economic, social and geographic barriers to affordable health care.
Our most recent effort, Covering Tampa Bay, has emerged as a model for communities working in partnership to reach and enroll people in the Affordable Care Act. For more information or to replicate this project, please email Executive Director Melanie Hall.
Executive Director, Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall brings more than 25 years of expertise in children’s health to complement her role as Executive Director of The Family Healthcare Foundation. Melanie began her career in a clinical setting in children’s hospitals and, through that experience, developed a passion for children’s health and connecting families to coverage. Along with writing curricula, she has developed prevention programming, created innovative outreach strategies and led one of the most successful child advocacy programs in the country.
In her role as Director of Advocacy for a children’s hospital, Melanie has also worked to help pass legislation that positively affects children’s well being. Understanding that addressing public policy is crucial to creating broad-based change, Melanie has provided advocacy leadership at the state and federal level including serving as chair of the nationally recognized Florida Covering Kids and Families coalition and as a fellow for The Policy Group for Florida’s Children and Families.
Contract Manager, Catherine Fuhrman
Catherine Fuhrman has served as a consultant to numerous hospitals, physician groups, and not-for-profit organizations since 1997. Her practice focuses on grant writing, financial reporting, and strategic planning. Prior to forming her own firm, Catherine worked at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Children’s at Scottish Rite (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta). She has an MBA from the University of Tampa and degrees in Economics as well as Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.
The Family Healthcare Foundation doesn’t exclude, deny access or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities.