Board of Directors
Ms. Forsht spent the last ten years working in corporate philanthropy in foundations or leading corporate citizenship initiatives. She expanded her scope in 2015 to include employee experience focusing on how organizations create inclusive cultures and building initiatives that inspire engagement. Most recently, she worked on community partnerships and alliances at Thomson Reuters in the Twin Cities where she is based.
She joined Quickbase in 2020 to lead all diversity and inclusion initiatives, create an action plan, and engage employees in vital conversations to create more inclusive spaces both internally and externally. In December 2021, Ms. Forsht was promoted to Senior Director of Employee Engagement and Social Impact and now leads a team focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, shaping the hybrid work inclusion strategy and designing employee programs that drive both pride and productivity. Diversity and Inclusion remains a vital thread across this work.
Ms. Forsht holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
CEO, National Rural Health Association
Mr. Morgan served as a contributing author for the publication, “Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care,” and for the publication, “Rural Populations and Health.” In addition, his health policy articles have been published in: The American Journal of Clinical Medicine, The Journal of Rural Health, The Journal of Cardiovascular Management, The Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology Review, and in Laboratory Medicine.
He served as staff for former US Congressman Dick Nichols and former Kansas Governor Mike Hayden. Additionally, his past experience includes tenures as a health care lobbyist for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the Heart Rhythm Society, and for VHA Inc.
Mr. Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.
Dr. Maghboeba Mosavel
Health Disparities Researcher and Research Methodologist
She was born and raised in apartheid South Africa and this background has shaped her thinking and choices. She absolutely loves her hometown – and travels there any chance she gets. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for many years, and came to love Cleveland as well. However, she has since moved to VA and thoroughly enjoys the warmer weather in VA. She is an “avid” runner and enjoys traveling to various destinations to run with friends.
Bishop Tony Russell
President and CEO of Detroit Community Solutions
Tony is a pragmatic visionary passionate about making a difference in the lives of all people, especially those who are marginalized or underserved. He is highly respected as a leader who is able to deal with people from, “the streets, to the suites.” Tony has established several non- profits including Project SOAR (Strengthening our resources and abilities) and The MAN (Maintaining A Neighborhood) Network and a for profit Security Company, MAN Security, LLC.
He and his wife Valerie have been blessed with 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchild (so far).
Director, Digital Healthcare Innovation, Blockchains, Inc.
An Advisor to The Allyship, ACCESS Health International, Integrum AB and Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium, she is an experienced business executive, lawyer and change leader. Viveka is a transformational maker, who creates cultures of inclusion and trust.
She brings an international lens and appreciation for diversity, having been an immigrant in several countries herself. She has lived in five European university towns: Uppsala, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Leiden, and Freiburg, and speaks Swedish, Danish, German, Dutch and English.
Following a career as an antitrust lawyer in San Francisco, Viveka was tapped to take a new healthcare organization from idea to start-up, scaling it, and leading it to sustainability. Under her leadership, PDI gained national recognition as a model for the delivery of pediatric dental services to underserved communities.
MPP, Chief Impact Officer, Proof of Impact
Alejandra Valencia, DDS, MPH, MS
Director, Oral Health Forum. Heartland Alliance Health
A native of Medellin, Colombia Ms. Valencia graduated from the University Of Antioquia School of Dentistry. Before coming to the United States in 1999, she worked as a dentist in public health settings for six years. She completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago and a Master of Science in Dental Public Health at the University of Iowa, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.
Her focus and passion in public health is reducing inequities and improving oral health outcomes and access to dental services for under-resourced communities.