Michelle Ford, MBA
Health Management Associates
As the Director of Director of Impact, Population Health and Well-Being, Hinton is responsible for positioning the Alliance as a central resource and authority to advance Population Well-Being research, best practices, and necessary systems and respective policy change. Working with Alliance leadership and member agencies, Hinton will set the Alliance’s health agenda and priorities through identify patterns in data and evidence to shape the Alliance’s Impact strategies and public policy agenda. Hinton brings more than 20 years of executive leadership, change management, and fund development experience across several industries including, corporate, non-profit, health care and foundations with her to this new role. Formerly the Executive Director and CEO of the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) where she reinvigorated the organization with her infectious enterprising spirit, while introducing several innovative strategies designed to effectively champion UNCOM’s mission and vision of building social, cultural and financial capital for children and families in Milwaukee through leadership and fostering collaborations. Prior to joining UNCOM, Hinton most recently served as the Director of Regional Corporate Relations for American Cancer Society (ACS) where she executed region-based strategy for corporate account management including prospecting, cultivation and stewardship, to achieve ACS’s mission priorities and income targets. While raising significant dollars for ACS, she was the primary relationship manager for a portfolio of priority corporations, foundations, and numerous CEO’s and C-Suite executives. Additionally, she served as the Sr. Director of Community Engagement for the Wisconsin Region where she was responsible for overall strategic direction, income and mission goals for the organization. Hinton has held other leadership positions at Aurora Health Care Foundation and the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. She successfully launched fundraising campaigns that generated millions of dollars and community engagement initiatives that impacted the lives of families and children in Milwaukee’s urban communities and in Southeast Wisconsin.
Hinton holds a Bachelor of Arts from Alverno College and an MBA, from Cardinal Stritch University, where she serves as an adjunct instructor in the Business School. An active servant leader in the greater Milwaukee area, Michelle’s dedicates her time and talents to several local and national organizations, including the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., African American Women’s Fund, Milwaukee Rotary, Board member of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and Professional Dimensions.