The Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis aims to identify, examine and highlight funders, networks and programs that strive to improve a rural culture of health.
Allen Smart has spent over 25 years as a grantmaker with the City of Santa Monica, California, the Rapides Foundation in Louisiana and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina. He is a frequent contributor to writings on philanthropic strategy and consults with foundations around the country on rural issues. Allen is very active in national funder groups, as well as being one of the founders of the annual White House public/private rural partnership meeting.
Anna Ault graduated from Duke University with a degree in music. Having also completed premedical curriculum, she has found ways to combine her two fields of study through researching the therapeutic applications of music in clinical settings. Through medical research, scientific writing projects, and her work as a mentor to youth with chronic illnesses, Anna has experience examining the intersecting issues that impact health for rural and underserved communities.
Kanesha Bonner graduated from Misericordia University with a degree in Healthcare Management. She is currently in the Public Health program at Campbell University and appreciates the rural focus of the curriculum. Kanesha hopes to work with children and women in underserved areas in the United States as well as in international settings.
Parrish Holmes is a nationally registered paramedic and graduate of Marshall University. He is currently a Master of Public Health candidate at Campbell University, and hopes to attend Campbell’s physician assistant program after that. Parrish hopes to use his work experiences and education to serve in a rural emergency department in North Carolina, and also to become active in public health capacities for rural communities.
Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis
Bryan Hall, Suite 11
PO Box 116
Buies Creek, NC 27506