(Foundation sponsored Fellow)

Steph Willding became the Chief Executive Officer in November 2019 of CommunityHealth, the nation’s largest volunteer-based free health center. Steph is a skilled health care leader, adept at developing and implementing transformative initiatives across organizations. Willding has committed her career to building and leading organizations that invest in communities and empower those communities to break the cycle of broken systems and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Prior to CommunityHeath, Willding served as Chief Officer of Strategy, Planning and Development at Chicago Family Health Center. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in International Studies from DePaul University. Outside of her passion for health care access for all, Willding volunteers for animal rescue and youth running organizations, watching Formula 1, cycling or running through her favorite city in the world, Chicago, and caring for her two rescue dogs.