Antony Chiang

As former CEO of Dogwood Health Trust, Antony championed health equity and is passionate about transforming systems to create measurable impact results. Dogwood stewards a $1.5 billion endowment on behalf of the communities of Western North Carolina. Previously, he was the president of the Empire Health Foundation. Under his leadership, EHF has catalyzed a number of innovative public-private collaborations that have achieved measurable results in reducing the rate of uninsured, decreasing childhood obesity, mitigating the effects of childhood trauma or adverse childhood experiences, increasing the pipeline of primary care providers, and improving other health outcomes in the region. These partnerships allowed EHF to grow its managed funds by 900% in the last two years, helping move the needle on some of Eastern Washington’s most pressing health issues. In 2013, Antony was proud to accept on behalf of the Foundation the Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnership, presented by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and the Council on Foundations in recognition of “an exemplary public-philanthropic partnership which has transformed the relationship among the sectors, led to measurable benefits for residents and community, and serves as a role model for other communities.” He was also honored with the 2012 Annual Public Health Leader Award by the Washington State Public Health Association.