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PHI’s CEO Mary Pittman Recognized in NonProfit Times as Top 50 Executive for her Innovation, Impact and Influence

PHI’s President & CEO, Dr. Mary Pittman, was named as one of the NonProfit Times Top 50 Power & Influence Leaders for 2023. Pittman was recognized for her innovation, impact, influence and leadership in responding to change and challenges facing the nonprofit sector over the past year.

  • The NonProfit Times
Dr. Mary Pittman, CEO of the Public Health Institute

“The pandemic was mostly done during late 2022 and early 2023. Supply chains were getting back to normal. Staff members were starting to go back to the office at least a couple of days a week.

It was about that time that the pandemic’s trap door opened. Some executives might have thought the mailroom staff hadn’t come back given the lack of checks in the mail. Fewer people were getting sick, but for some reason they could no longer find their checkbooks and credit cards to donate.

The war in Ukraine and hunger due to drought had executives at international relief organizations wondering how to do even the bare minimum but, somehow, they did better than that. Social justice remains a priority because for some reason Americans can’t find common ground on everything from basic rights to agreeing that we can disagree and still work together.

The past 12 months challenged the nonprofit sector’s most innovative minds. It has also been a year of rapid turnover in the sector C-suites.

Just as the sector has been influenced by events, so has this 26th edition of The Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50. Women outnumber men on the list for the second time, 30 to 20. It also is arguably the most diverse list of honorees.

The honorees have distinguished themselves as initiators, innovators and leaders who can redirect and rebuild vital nonprofits and their operations. The 2023 honorees were selected from a group of roughly 300 nominated top executives.

The fine china will be rolled out for honorees and their guests as they are feted in Washington D.C., next month during the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala at the National Press. One of the honorees will receive the NPT Influencer of the Year award.

Pittman is showcasing how diverse stakeholders can work together and use data for healthier communities. Pittman built a workforce during COVID which would have been impossible had she not been an influencing voice in public health. Her ideas are heard throughout a network of 2,400 grassroots and community-based organizations in 29 states.”

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Originally published by The NonProfit Times

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