The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations are pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Graffagnino to the position of Program Officer. In this role, Ms. Graffagnino will contribute to the development and implementation of grantmaking strategies as well as impact management related to the Foundations’ funding investments.
Ms. Graffagnino joins the Foundations with over 30 years of experience in health care and public health. She most recently served as the Local Food Systems Strategies Coordinator at Columbus Public Health, where she led the development and implementation of the City of Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Action Plan, one of the first of its kind in the country. Ms. Graffagnino is also a registered dietitian and has extensive experience in both direct patient care delivery and policy efforts in weight management and obesity prevention.
Ms. Graffagnino received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in medical dietetics from The Ohio State University and resides in Worthington with her husband and two children. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Franklin County Local Food Council and is a member of the Ohio Farm to School Advisory and State Network and Ohio State University Extension Advisory Board.
“Cheryl’s history of service in the community and her background and expertise in the Foundations’ funding priorities will allow significant advancement of our mission to improve the health and quality of life in the communities we serve, consistent with our osteopathic heritage. We are thrilled she has joined our team,” said Susan Beaudry, vice president of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.