Andrea Young Kellum, MPH
Senior Program Officer
Andrea Young Kellum has had an extensive career in public health and philanthropy and is passionate about improving the health and well-being of underserved individuals and communities. Prior to joining Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Andrea served as a program associate with the Missouri Foundation for Health for four years. In this role, she managed a multi-million dollar initiative to improve primary care in non-metropolitan settings. She also served on several funding teams that focused on dental sealants for children, diabetes self-management, asthma, basic operating support, and supporting health interventions in non-traditional settings. Andrea has also held various positions with The EMPRISE Group, Inc., the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, the St. Louis City Department of Health, and the USDA.
Andrea joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in February 2008 and currently serves as the Foundation’s Senior Program Officer. Andrea previously served as grants administrator and interim grants manager with the Foundation and was responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s grants management database, scheduling payments and grantee reports, and preparing reports. As senior program officer, Andrea serves as a liaison between the Foundation and its applicants, grantees, as well as other foundations and nonprofit organizations. She is currently responsible for the design, implementation, and management of the Foundation’s EmpowerHealth capacity building program, the Direct Services Grant Program, and the Maternal and Child Health Initiative. Previously, Andrea managed the Foundation’s Taking Care of You Infant Mortality Initiative, Georgia Childhood Asthma Management Program, General Operating Grant Program, Safety Net, and the Georgia Public Health District Accreditation Program.
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida A&M University and her Master of Public Health with a concentration on Behavioral Science/Health Education from Saint Louis University. In 2012, Andrea was selected for Philanthropy Southeast’s Hull Fellows Program, and is currently participating in the Race & Equity in Philanthropy (REPG) and Philanthropy Southeast’s Learning Exchange Cohort. She has also completed the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Women on Board workshops and has presented the Foundation’s work at national and regional conferences, including the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, American Public Health Association, Georgia Public Health Association, and Philanthropy Southeast.