Cone Health Foundation Announces New Board Members

Cone Health Foundation Announces New Board Members


Greensboro - Cone Health Foundation, Guilford County’s largest health-specific philanthropy, recently announced that it has added three new Board of Directors members


Mae Douglas is a retired corporate executive, community leader and philanthropist.  A native of Greensboro, Douglas graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in sociology.  She enjoyed a storied and well-decorated career as a Human Resources executive that spanned two major industries and culminated with her tenure as a C-suite executive for Cox Communications, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.  Under her leadership, Cox received recognition for its people practices from Women in Cable Telecommunications and Working Mother Media as Best Operator for Women seven consecutive years; Training Magazine’s Top 125 for workforce training and development; DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and Inclusion; and Cable World’s Best Company in Cable.  Douglas is member of Cone Health Board of Trustees, in addition to serving on the Boards of Directors of United Way of Greater Greensboro; Gateway University Research Park and Guilford Child Development.
Ursula B. Robinson is Executive Director of PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties.  PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides community-based services to individuals who need medical care and support to continue living at home.  Robinson holds a Master of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University, along with an undergraduate degree in Social Work from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Under her leadership, PACE has grown from a start-up operation of one employee to 82 employees and over 200 acute, long-term care and medical specialist providers, and is now the third largest PACE program in North Carolina.  The annual budget has grown from just under $1 million to $17 million in 2017.  In addition, Robinson is a member of the Operating Committee of Triad HealthCare Network and serves on the Boards of Directors of Greensboro Urban Ministry, North Carolina LeadingAge, and North Carolina PACE Association.
Kristen Wither Yntema is the President and CEO of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, one of the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations in central North Carolina.  Yntema earned a Master of Health Services Administration and MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with a bachelor’s degree from Elon University. As a proven leader in the health care field, Yntema has held roles as Vice President of Regional Development and Innovation at Advanced Home Care and as Executive Director of Health Services at Cone Health. In 2011, Yntema was named one of Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under 40 and in 2016 she was named one of the Outstanding Women in Business.  Yntema is a 2010 Leadership Greensboro graduate, serves on various professional boards, and remains very active in the community.
Cone Health Foundation also elected the following Board officers:
Chair: Margaret Arbuckle, PhD, retired Executive Director, Guilford Education Alliance
Vice-Chair: John Cross, Attorney, Brooks Pierce
Secretary: Kelly Leggett, MD, Clinical Transformation Officer, Cone Health
Treasurer: Cindy Thompson, Executive Director, Boundless Impact

About Cone Health Foundation:
Since 1997, Cone Health Foundation has awarded more than $91 million in the Greater Greensboro area in the form of 1,631 grants and contributions. The majority of these grants fall into the Foundation’s four focus areas of grantmaking:  access to health care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders.
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