It gives me great pleasure to announce that The Center for Community Solutions will appoint Loren Anthes as the new endowed William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning at Community Solutions effective January 1, 2020. The Treuhaft Chair was created in 1985 in honor of William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft.
Mr. Treuhaft was a Cleveland industrialist and civic leader. He was actively involved in our organization in the 1950s, leading the landmark Health Goals Project and Health Planning and Development Commission, which resulted in significant changes to the community’s health system. He also led United Way campaigns in the 1960s. He was active in a wide variety of charitable and community activities with his wife Elizabeth, who chaired many youth-related projects and served as vice president of our board of trustees.
The Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning was the first endowed chair created at Community Solutions and has been held over the years by some of the Cleveland’s leading health policy leaders and researchers.
The Treuhaft Chair is charged with directing the health-related work of Community Solutions, and to serve as a recognized and established leader on one or more of the organization’s policy focus areas; in this instance Medicaid policy will be the primary focus. The Treuhaft Chair is also expected to communicate analysis and ideas to other leaders at the local, state and national levels; and to develop and recommend interventions to improve health and social conditions.
The Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning has been held over the years by some of the Cleveland’s leading health policy leaders and researchers
Loren currently serves as a Public Policy Fellow and leads Community Solutions’ Medicaid Policy Center. Anthes has significant public and private sector experience and has worked extensively with and as part of the legislative and executive branches of local, state and federal governments. This includes serving as manager of state and local government relations for The MetroHealth System and working for the Ohio Medicaid Department. Anthes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ohio University and a Health Care Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. Loren also serves as an associate lecturer with Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine developing curriculum focused on quality improvement and population health.
In addition to being supported by the endowed Treuhaft Chair, Loren’s Medicaid work is also supported by the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the Woodruff Foundation.