February 25, 2020 (York, Pa.) – The Memorial Health Fund board of directors welcomes Anika Jackson and Grace Quartey, CPA as the newest members committed to transforming the way York County addresses compelling health issues.
Ms. Jackson is the director of new initiatives at Family First Health. She’s been with the organization for 3 years. In addition to serving on the Memorial Health Fund board, she is a board member of York Academy Regional Charter School, and is an in-class volunteer for Junior Achievement of South Central PA. Ms. Jackson has Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Elon University and a Master of Science in Public Relations from S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
“I chose to join the Memorial Health Fund board because I believe that health influences every facet of life,” said Jackson. “Our community has many driven and creative people who work hard at helping others get healthier. Funding projects that support that tough work is important not only for the health of the individual, but the health of our community.”
Ms. Quartey is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years professional experience. Her background includes government compliance auditing, controllership with nonprofit organizations and investment advising. Through her own firm she provides comprehensive tax, insurance, estate-planning services, generational wealth transfer, and charitable giving advice. Before beginning her own firm, she was a financial consultant with Smith Barney.
An active member of the community, Ms. Quartey is involved with the York Jewish Community Center, Crispus Attucks Youth Build Charter School, York Hospital Auxiliary, York Children’s Home and is a past president of the West York Rotary Club. Previously, Ms. Quartey served on the board of the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and as a member of YCCF’s audit committee. Her nonprofit experience extends to co-founding Building Solid Foundations, Inc., a nonprofit to help develop rural Ghana. Ms. Quartey has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting and an MBA in Accounting, both from the University of Baltimore.
“Aside from the good work the Memorial Health Fund supports, I was inspired to join the Memorial Health Fund board by the passion the other board members have for the mission of the organization,” said Quartey. “I’m happy to join a group of individuals working to solve challenges facing our community.”
The Memorial Health Fund distributed more than $614,000 in 2019 for projects that improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of York County.
Memorial Health Fund transforms the way our community addresses compelling health issues to improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of York County. Memorial Health Fund became a supporting organization of York County Community Foundation in 2015. Previously, Memorial Health Fund was a supporting organization of Memorial Hospital.