Jolly elected to Missouri Foundation for Health board


Andwele M. Jolly, manager of business operations for the Divisions of Allergy & Immunology and of Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected to the board of directors of the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Jolly was elected to a three-year term, which began in December.

The Missouri Foundation for Health is an independent philanthropic foundation that works with communities and nonprofit organizations to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. The organization, which works to increase access to care for the uninsured and underserved, serves 84 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis.

Jolly has been with the School of Medicine since 2012, when he became the school’s first executive management fellow. As a fellow, he participated in executive-level projects involving faculty, leadership forums and clinical operations. He was named to his most recent appointment in 2014.

Jolly earned his bachelor’s degree and his clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University. He earned master’s degrees of business administration and of health administration from Georgia State University.

Jolly also is president of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives; a member of the Regional Business Council’s Young Professionals Network; and a member of the board of directors of Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers Inc.

“I believe that joining the Missouri Foundation for Health Board of Directors is one small part of giving back to a community that has served me and my family well,” Jolly said. “My hope for the region is that everyone has timely access to exceptional and affordable health care, eliminating health-care disparities and improving health outcomes for all.”

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.
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