As the Vice President for Philanthropy and Impact Investing at Anchorum St. Vincent, Joohee is responsible for developing and executing the Foundation’s strategies for grantmaking, impact investing and community leadership initiatives to improve community health outcomes and social determinants of health.
With over two decades of experiences across philanthropic, nonprofit, corporate and public sectors in three countries, Joohee has extensive experience in leading purpose and results-driven, organizational and collaborative strategies and managing complex projects. Prior to joining Anchorum St. Vincent full time in January 2020, Joohee was the Vice President for Community Investment and Strategy at the Santa Fe Community Foundation where she developed and led the Foundation’s impact investing program, helped develop the new strategic framework focused on equity, results, and alignment, and oversaw strategic initiatives including birth to career collective impact initiatives and the Foundation’s education and economic opportunities areas of impact.
Before her philanthropic career, Joohee was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co advising cross-sector clients ranging from global high tech and financial corporations to national foundations in strategy, mergers, organization, and performance management among others. She was a member of the Nonprofit Practice and Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice at McKinsey based in the San Francisco and Seoul Offices. She also worked as an independent consultant for philanthropic and educational organizations in New Mexico, was an Executive Director at a San Francisco-based nonprofit focused on college access and financial literacy education for low-income youth and worked as a Summer Associate at the Echoing Green Foundation in New York during her business school years. Early in her career she worked at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Thailand supporting the Ambassador and diplomatic delegation on foreign affair correspondences and events.
Joohee has been active in various national and regional impact investing and philanthropic efforts including serving as a board member of the Mission Investor Exchange and the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers and a founding advisory committee chair/member of the New Mexico Impact Investing Collaborative. Joohee has also recently served on the advisory/steering committees of the Rainmakers Investment Collaborative and New Mexico Asset Funders Network.
Joohee holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a MPP from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Korea and a BA in General Management from the Assumption University in Thailand.