Chris M. Kabel is deputy director of The Kresge Foundation’s Health Program. He is responsible for developing and co-executing the Health team’s grantmaking and investment strategies to promote health equity. He also invites and reviews grant proposals in support of the Health Program’s goals, while contributing to the team’s learning and evaluation strategies.
In addition, Chris promotes and fosters more effective cross-team work at the foundation, supporting the development of interdisciplinary grantmaking and investment approaches that advance the strategies of multiple Kresge programs.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2013, Chris worked for eight years as a senior program officer at the Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, Oregon. Before this he served as a fundraiser for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health and Science University.
Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public health from Portland State University.