Rosier to Serve as Officer of National Board
Joe Rosier, president and CEO of The Rapides Foundation, has been reappointed to a second three-year term on the board of Grantmakers In Health (GIH), and has been elected Treasurer of the board for 2016.
GIH is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Formally launched in 1982, GIH is known today as the professional home for health grantmakers and as a resource for funders and others seeking expertise and information on the field of health philanthropy.
Rosier has served as president and CEO of The Rapides Foundation since 1995. The Rapides Foundation is a health legacy foundation whose mission is to improve the health status of Central Louisiana. The Foundation focuses its work in three strategic areas: Healthy People, to improve access to healthcare and promote healthy behaviors; Education, to increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as the primary path to improved economic, social and health status; and Healthy Communities, to improve economic opportunity and family income, and enhance civic and community opportunities for more effective leaders and organizations.
Rosier also serves on the board of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and Governing Board of Rapides Healthcare System. He also represents The Rapides Foundation at the regional and state levels in multiple advisory, steering and participatory roles for panels and organizations whose objectives match to The Rapides Foundation’s focus areas.