Distinguished Honorees: David A. Gould; Optum, Inc; and Mark Lipton
This news item, produced by Isabella, is presented here (with permission) to recognize the honoring of David Gould, senior advisor at United Hospital Fund.
As Isabella approaches 140 years of service to elders, their annual Raise the Roof gala raised funds that will continue to support new programming and expand existing services.
The celebratory event raised over $300,000 and was held at the beautiful Tribeca Rooftop, on Thursday evening, October 16, 2014.
Celebrating its long history in the Northern Manhattan community, the gala recognized three distinguished honorees: David A. Gould
, for his outstanding service to healthcare in New York; Optum, Inc
, part of the UnitedHealth Group
, for its pioneering work in creating a managed care program for nursing home residents; and Mark Lipton
, for his contribution and leadership as the outgoing chairperson of Isabella's Board of Trustees.
David Gould is the senior advisor to the United Hospital Fund.
From 1985 to 2014, Mr. Gould headed the Fund's Program division, for most of the time as senior vice president for program.
was responsible for the Fund's grants programs, which support innovative health care projects; for the senior management of its program development, policy analysis, and health services research staff; and for the direction of the Fund's conference activities.
guided the development of the Fund's major program initiatives addressing palliative care, family caregiving, primary care development, aging in place, and quality improvement.
In addition to having participated in numerous leadership commissions, he chaired the National Advisory Committee of the Center to Advance Palliative Care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and currently serves on the New York State Palliative Care Council as well as on a number of boards, including The New York City AIDS Fund, the Primary Care Development Corporation, and the Center for Urban Community Services.
He is a past board member of Grantmakers in Health.
In 2004, he
was awarded Grantmakers
in Health's Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy.