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Chris M. Kabel

Senior Fellow


Chris Kabel is a Senior Fellow with the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program. In this role, he helps develop and implement grantmaking and investment strategies, including cross-disciplinary collaborations with other Kresge programs and peer funders. Chris also initiates and manages grants to advance the foundation’s racial justice, democracy and non-profit leadership objectives.

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 that 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.

Photo: Douglas Schaible

Areas of Specialty

Community development

Food systems

Healthy housing

Intersection of climate change and health

Public Health

Public health policy