Season 4: Episode #106
Podcast with Cynthia Brandt, President and CEO, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (LPFCH)
In this podcast, Cynthia Brandt, President and CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health shares her passion for giving back and encourages others to do so with their financial support, time, and expertise. The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health unlocks philanthropy to transform health for all children and families.
With the exceptional team at the Foundation, Cynthia wants to channelize philanthropy to healthcare to improve health for all children and mothers in the Bay Area, California, and eventually across the world. She acknowledges the benefits of telehealth and digital health in the wake of the pandemic and shares their digital priorities for 2022.
Cynthia encourages everyone to see themselves as philanthropists. She suggests why empathy and commitment are necessary when leveraging science to help heal humanity and elevate a community and the population equally. Take a listen.
Please visit here to get involved in Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
|00:51||Tell us a bit about your background, how you got into the Foundation and its affiliation to Stanford Medicine.|
|03:32||Can you talk about the business of philanthropy and what it looks like for your mission at the Foundation?|
|09:01||Tell us about the Foundation’s work and the different aspects of Children's health that you focus on – in Bay Area and globally.|
|15:27||What does the Foundation do for kids with special needs?|
|17:51||How has the pandemic changed the way you focus or approach the Foundation's mission? What are your priorities for 2022?|
|20:03||Some of your programs are now actually being delivered through a digital modality. Can you talk about that?|
|24:30||If someone wants to get involved in the Foundation's work, what should they do?|
About our guest
Cynthia Brandt was thrilled to join the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health as president and CEO in 2018. Now she is on a mission—with the outstanding team at the Foundation—to unlock philanthropy to improve health for all kids and moms, in Silicon Valley and around the world.
During 20+ years in fundraising and communications, Cynthia has contributed to important missions and great teams as Campaign Director for the Smithsonian Institution, VP for Advancement at Mills College, and Associate Dean for External Relations at Stanford University’s School of Humanities & Sciences. She is grateful and motivated to give back because others’ generosity allowed her to pursue a PhD and MA in sociology at Stanford and a BA in English and fine arts at Vanderbilt.
Cynthia is passionate about the potential for science to heal humanity and the planet. She is emphatic that this work must be grounded in empathy and a commitment to lift up all people equally.
About the host
Paddy is the co-author of Healthcare Digital Transformation – How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future (Taylor & Francis, Aug 2020), along with Edward W. Marx. Paddy is also the author of the best-selling book The Big Unlock – Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era (Archway Publishing, 2017). He is the host of the highly subscribed The Big Unlock podcast on digital transformation in healthcare featuring C-level executives from the healthcare and technology sectors. He is widely published and has a by-lined column in CIO Magazine and other respected industry publications.