The Nicholson Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

The Nicholson Foundation today announced that Executive Director Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, will be leaving his post to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Health Fund in New York City.  Kimberly Boller, PhD, currently Chief Strategy and Evaluation Officer, will take over as the Foundation’s Executive Director September 1.

“With the Foundation planning to close down the end of this year, these personnel moves were anticipated,” said Jan Nicholson, President of The Nicholson Foundation.  “Each, in its own way, is very gratifying—Arturo’s for the significance of the role he is assuming, and Kim’s, for the deserved recognition inherent in her appointment.” She added, “I have long felt that the Foundation’s influence will not end when it is no longer working to improve lives overlooked by America’s prosperity. Instead, momentum will be carried forward in the knowledge, skills, and connections our staff will take to new positions they find for continuing their personal commitment to help others.“

Dr. Brito joined the Foundation as Executive Director in March 2017.  A pediatrician with a public health background, he was instrumental in knitting the Foundation's early childhood and health portfolios into a cohesive whole, and strengthening its connections to state government leadership.  The Foundation’s work in Adverse Childhood Experiences and maternal and infant health was enabled and inspired by the health/early childhood combination. 

In his new role, Dr. Brito will oversee the work of The Children’s Fund, which operates 26 programs in 15 states, providing comprehensive healthcare for 100,000 children in underserved communities across America.  

Chief Strategy and Evaluation Officer since joining the Foundation in February 2019, Dr. Boller has worked closely with Dr. Brito on managing day-to-day work, providing strategic direction, and leading the Foundation’s evaluation and learning agendas. Over the past year, she also directly managed the program staff and assumed responsibility for planning and implementing the close of operations.