BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announces the election of Dr. Khan Nedd of Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a new trustee on its board of directors. He will join the board on Oct. 1, 2016, bringing the number of WKKF trustees to 10.
Nedd is currently the interim chief executive officer of Answer Health, an integrated clinical network of independent physicians in West Michigan focused on keeping practitioner costs down and service levels high. He is also the president and medical director of Infusion Associates, an independently owned infusion center where patients receive intravenous therapies. A board-certified internist, Nedd has broad-based medical experience as an internist, hospitalist and infusion therapy specialist.
“As we considered candidates for the Kellogg Foundation’s board of trustees, we were looking for an individual with a strong sense of social justice and someone with authentic commitment to improving the lives of children and families at the community level,” said Ramón Murguía, WKKF board chair. “Dr. Nedd exemplifies these things in his work as a physician and as a hands-on, community-based leader advocating for solutions to systemic challenges. My fellow trustees and I are very pleased to welcome him to the board.”
Nedd also currently serves on several other boards of directors, including: Hope Network, Grand Rapids African American Institute, Key Green Solutions, Hospice of Michigan and Spectrum Health Hospital. He holds his medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
“Dr. Nedd will bring social entrepreneurship talents and innovative thinking to our board of trustees and the broader philanthropic field,” said La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation. “He brings a set of values that are aligned with those of the Kellogg Foundation and our founder W.K. Kellogg. And, he is a leader with demonstrated accomplishments in optimizing the health and well-being of children and families in West Michigan and beyond.”
Other Kellogg Foundation board members include: Celeste A. Clark of Battle Creek, Michigan; Cynthia H. Milligan of Lincoln, Nebraska; Roderick D. Gillum of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Fred P. Keller of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Cathann Kress of Ames, Iowa; Hanmin Liu of San Francisco, California; Board Chair Ramón Murguía of Kansas City, Kansas; President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron of Battle Creek, Michigan; and Richard M. Tsoumas of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Boardspan, Inc., advised the Kellogg Foundation in the appointment of Nedd’s appointment.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti.