(Foundation sponsored Fellow)

Steph Willding is the chief executive officer of CommunityHealth, the nation’s largest volunteer-based, free health center that provides critical health care access to uninsured patients. Steph has committed her career to rebuilding health care systems to increase access to care, deepen service availability, and improve health outcomes. Steph is currently the chair of the board of directors for the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. She is also proud to serve as a board member for Planned Parenthood of Illinois Action and as an executive advisory board member for the UIC School of Public Health. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2022, Steph was named Crain’s Business Chicago Top 40 Under 40.