The MetroWest Health Foundation has appointed Rebecca Gallo as a program officer.
Gallo comes to the foundation from East End House in Cambridge, where she served as senior director of evaluation and development.
Prior to East End House, she served as the director of client services for the Natick Service Council, where she implemented programs aimed at addressing the health needs of low-income individuals and families.
Gallo holds master’s degrees in public health and social work from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from American University.
As the foundation’s program officer, Gallo will be responsible for managing a portfolio of grants and community health initiatives.
In announcing the appointment, Martin Cohen, president of the foundation said, “Rebecca brings a strong background in public health and program evaluation. She is also very familiar with the needs of the region having grown-up and worked in Natick.”
The MetroWest Health Foundation is a catalyst for a healthy MetroWest, providing more than $4 million in annual financial support for preventative and responsive health programs. Through its work on issues such as youth substance abuse, racial and ethnic disparities in health and childhood obesity, the Foundation seeks to develop and support programs that have a positive impact on the health of the 25 communities in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts.