The Carol Emmott Foundation announces new CEO, expanded programs

Recruiting veteran healthcare leader Anne McCune to serve as CEO supports the Foundation’s ambitious growth plans for promoting gender equity in health organizations nationwide

CALIFORNIA (Jan. 21, 2020) – To achieve a larger vision of inclusive gender equity in all aspects of health, the Carol Emmott Foundation recruited a nationally recognized healthcare leader to serve as its next chief executive officer to support the growth of its two flagship programs, the Carol Emmott Fellowship and The Equity Collaborative.

“Anne McCune is a nationally recognized strategic healthcare leader with a distinguished career as a senior executive for several renowned pediatric and academic health systems and as a managing director in consulting. She brings to the Foundation a proven track record of steering large health organizations through change and successfully executing their strategic initiatives. These skills represent the qualities of our Fellowship participants and support The Equity Collaborative’s goals,” said Carol Emmott Foundation Board Chair David Blumenthal, M.D., who is president of The Commonwealth Fund.

McCune joins the Foundation as the Collaborative is engaging top health organizations nationwide in a one-of-a-kind program to support systemic change in corporate cultures to improve gender parity. At the same time, the Fellowship, which builds the leadership capacity and reach of women leaders in health, is expanding through a scholarship program and alumnae network. McCune succeeds Christine Malcolm who retired December 31, 2019 after positioning the Foundation for long-term success.

“It is exciting to be joining the Foundation as it gains momentum and has the influence to change the career trajectories of impactful women leaders in health as well as the cultural norms within the large organizations where they work,” McCune said. “There is a real opportunity for progress with today’s heightened awareness that a lack of diversity in leadership comes at a huge societal cost. I’m proud to be part of an organization with solutions and a clear vision for how to secure a future in which diverse groups of men and women will together lead our institutions and ultimately improve everyone’s health as a result.”

McCune’s previous experience includes serving as chief operating officer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford Children’s Health, Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland (now UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland), and City of Hope. In addition to these roles, she has had an extensive consulting career with Accenture, Optum, and KPMG. This experience provides McCune with a deep understanding of the dynamics within health organizations nationwide and how they can be best supported to drive change going forward.

The Carol Emmott Foundation was established with the goal of transforming health by accelerating the advancement and impact of women leaders and achieving gender equity and fully inclusive leadership and governance in healthcare institutions. While women fill roughly three-quarters of all healthcare jobs, studies show they hold less than 20 percent of hospital chief executive roles and even fewer health system chief executive roles.