President and CEO, Maine Health Access Foundation
Wendy J. Wolf, MD, MPH is the founding President and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation, the state's largest private health philanthropy. Since 2002, the foundation has awarded nearly $40 million in grants to nonprofit organization across Maine to expand access and improve the health of Maine people, particularly those who are uninsured and underserved. Dr. Wolf has guided MeHAF's engagement in public policy and positioned the foundation as a leader in the state's philanthropic sector. As a pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Wolf spent two decades in academic medicine providing clinical care, teaching, and conducting clinical and basic physiologic research. After receiving her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1998, she joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Senior Advisor to the Administrators for the Health Resources and Services Administration and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality where she worked on national policy for the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Dr. Wolf is the recipient of former Secretary Shalala's Award for Distinguished Service. She has authored numerous scientific publications, and is a nationally recognized speaker on health care policy and professional development. Dr. Wolf currently serves on the board of directors for Grantmakers in Health, and serves on the Maine Community Foundation Board.