John Rex Endowment Board of Directors Announces New CEO

The John Rex Endowment Board of Directors announces Kellan Moore as the next president and CEO. Moore has been the executive director of Care Share Health Alliance since 2009. She will join the John Rex Endowment in mid-August.

Moore has a strong history of leadership as the founding executive director of Care Share Health Alliance. Her philanthropic experience also includes positions as a program officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and supervisor of corporate giving at Progress Energy. Moore’s strengths include building partnerships, program design and evaluation, and strategic planning.

“Kellan brings a breadth of experience in partnerships and grant funding, and we are eager to welcome her into this role as we plan for the future of the John Rex Endowment,” said Linda Butler, MD, board chair of the John Rex Endowment and chief medical officer at UNC REX Healthcare. “After a thorough search process, which resulted in a number of highly qualified applicants, the John Rex Endowment Board of Directors unanimously agreed on Kellan as the next president and CEO.”

After 16 years as president and CEO of the John Rex Endowment, Kevin Cain announced his retirement in April 2017. “Until now, the John Rex Endowment has had one president and CEO who has done a phenomenal job of leading us to where we are today,” said Dr. Butler. “We are grateful for Kevin’s vision, leadership and unwavering commitment to supporting an environment where children and families in Wake County live healthy lives.”

During the leadership transition, the John Rex Endowment will maintain momentum toward current goals, honor all existing grant investments, and continue with the previously announced 2017 funding schedule. “As we plan for the future, we will assess the landscape of Wake County and seek community voices and perspectives with a focus on a shared belief that all children should have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, no matter where they live, learn or play,” said Dr. Butler.