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JPS Health Network announces new Foundation Executive Director

JPS Health Network announced in a release that Kristin N. Sullivan has been named as the organization’s new JPS Foundation Executive Director.

Sullivan was selected following an extensive national search. She joins JPS during a period of remarkable growth as the healthcare system invests strategically in core facilities, regional health centers, mental and behavioral health and cancer care and its role as a teaching hospital that prepares future physicians and other providers to serve the community.

Sullivan’s duties will include leading the team charged with securing gifts, goods and grants to advance JPS excellence and help improve the health of the families served by the network. Her first day will be Monday, September 17.

“Kristin’s extensive knowledge of Tarrant County, its leaders and institutions will enable her to build on the past success of the JPS Foundation,” said Robert Earley, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, in the release. “We are thrilled to have her join our team and look forward to shaping an even brighter future for the
foundation and JPS.”

Sullivan is a seasoned leader in strategic communications and nonprofit management who has served in a variety of roles across Tarrant County institutions. Most recently, she has been the founding executive director of Read Fort Worth. The privately funded collective impact effort was founded in 2016 by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth school district Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, and business, civic and philanthropic leaders to align partners and programs so that 100 percent of third graders are reading on grade level by 2025.

From 2008 until 2016, Sullivan served in senior communications roles and ultimately as an associate vice president The University of Texas at Arlington during a period of record philanthropic, research and enrollment growth.

Prior to joining UT Arlington, Sullivan served as an assistant managing editor and longtime editor and reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, leading newsrooms in Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County.

Sullivan earned degrees in political science and journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She and her husband have two sons.

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The JPS Foundation serves as the bridge to connect community leaders and benefactors with JPS Health Network to create healthier communities, particularly those who are most in need. While JPS receives some property tax dollars, the care provided could never be done without additional funding. The JPS Foundation exists to secure philanthropic gifts, goods and grants, providing service and support to improve the health status of families receiving health care via JPS. Find out more on the foundation’s website. publishes every week.
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