Frances M. Sheehan, President Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation

Frances M. Sheehan is the first President of Delaware County’s largest philanthropy, the new Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation (CKCF), an independent public foundation formed from the sale of the Crozer-Keystone Health System on July 1, 2016. She came to the foundation in January, 2017, after serving as the founding President and CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation in Coatesville, Chester County for 15 years.  With 58 staff operating in four offices in Delaware County, CKCF runs gold standard public health programs such as Healthy Start and WIC, will make grants to launch new initiatives and support non-profits improving the health of Delaware County, and is already on track to meet all 26 of the Council on Foundation’s “National Standard for U.S. Community Foundations.”  Prior to her work at the Brandywine Health Foundation, Ms. Sheehan ran Planned Parenthood of Chester County, and has served on a variety of boards of directors including the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry and as president of the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia.  She is currently on the board of directors of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and is a new member of the Rotary Club of Media.  A resident of Swarthmore for 27 years, Ms. Sheehan is the previous President of Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford, is married to Dr. Ricardo Gelman, an emergency physician at Penn Medicine – Chester County Hospital, and has two grown children.

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