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United Way of Anchorage Promotes Sue Brogan to Chief Operating Officer and Welcomes New Vice President for Community Impact


Anchorage AK – United Way is pleased to announce that Sue Brogan has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) at United Way of Anchorage. She will continue her leadership of the Health Impact portfolio, and of Alaska 2-1-1 and its potential to provide other services in client assistance and navigation. In addition, Ms. Brogan will expand United Way’s work in community engagement, advocacy, and volunteerism and will help sharpen the integration of community engagement, community results, and investment products.

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Sue Brogan.

Previously, Ms. Brogan was Vice President, Income and Health Impact and Community Engagement. Her primary work in these roles included working to improve family financial stability and access to health care; as well as the creation and launch of Alaska 2-1-1, a statewide information and referral system for health and social services. Alaska 2-1-1 recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

Ms. Brogan has worked in the nonprofit sector for 35 years, starting her United Way career in 1996. She has been on the faculty of Foraker Group since 2001. Certified in Volunteer Administration in 1995, Sue served as a Founding Member of the Volunteer & Employee Engagement Council (United Way Worldwide) and the UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning. She is passionate about the impact individuals can make when connected to giving and volunteer opportunities in their community.

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Monica Gross.

United Way of Anchorage is also pleased to announce that Dr. Monica Gross has joined the team as the Vice President for Community Impact, Education and Income. Dr. Gross is responsible for United Way’s roles in 90% by 2020 and supporting children and youth, the Anchorage Community Plan to End Homelessness, and improving financial stability for Anchorage residents. Dr. Gross comes to United Way with a wide array of professional experiences and a deep commitment to collective impact that crosses multiple sectors.

Dr. Gross has more than 20 years of experience as a practicing pediatrician. She has also consulted on projects involving health system strategy and innovation, community collaboration, and program development, implementation and evaluation. Throughout her career she has worked to improve the well-being of children and families both in the exam room but also by addressing the social determinants of health.

Dr. Gross received a medical degree from the University of Washington Medical School, completed her pediatric residency at the University of Michigan and has a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was recognized in 2016 as an Ashoka Changemakers Children's Wellbeing Leader to Watch. She and her husband, Alan, have four accomplished children. When she is not working she enjoys hiking, running, skiing and biking.

About United Way of Anchorage

United Way of Anchorage mobilizes people and resources to make lasting, measurable changes in our community to improve lives. Our priorities are successful, prepared kids; strong, financially stable families; access to medical care for all; and a community making healthy lifestyle choices. United Way invites you to join the movement.  www.liveunitedanc.org

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