The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) today announced Jonathan Webb as its new chief executive officer.
Webb brings to AMCHP more than 15 years of experience in the public health arena promoting community health outcomes and addressing the social determinants of health as well as epidemics
like childhood obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He most recently served as vice president for corporate alliances, grants, and social enterprise at the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
“Jonathan displays a special passion for maternal and child health, families, and children and youth with special health care needs,” said Susan Chacon, president of AMCHP’s board of directors. “We are excited to team with him as he uses his experience in organizational development and partnerships to explore new ways for AMCHP to carry out its work and secure its financial future.”
“I consider it an honor and a privilege to join the AMCHP family,” said Webb, who starts at AMCHP Oct. 2. “I am excited to work alongside a talented AMCHP team and passionate state maternal and child health leaders during a time when health issues impacting women, children, and families are front and center in the public conversation.”
He will lead a team of professionals who have made AMCHP a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families. AMCHP’s members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs.
Webb has worked in the city of Chicago’s Office of Epidemiology and led the Community Health Division of the city of Evanston, Ill. In addition, he has spent more than nine years in the nonprofit sector leading strategy, building meaningful partnerships, fundraising, and implementing programming for organizations such as the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Feed the Children, and the American Osteopathic Association.
At the ADA, Webb set the strategy for corporate relationships, led a team that developed strategic partnerships to help prevent diabetes and make it easier for those living with diabetes to manage their disease, and advanced the mission of the organization through grant and corporate funding.
His professional accomplishments include developing an award-winning city program in Evanston, Women Out Walking, focused on building healthy life habits; working on a small team responsible for bringing Evanston its first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC); leading the McGaw YMCA’s Pioneering Healthier Communities Initiative; and, while at Feed the Children, testifying to Congress’ House Agriculture Committee in 2015 on social innovation and the role of public/private partnerships.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Webb holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Union University, a master’s in Public Health from George Washington University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.