Washington, DC (September 16, 2019) – The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced Jonathan Selter as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Impact, and Rashi Venkataraman Romanoff as Vice President of Programs and Partnerships. Together, they join the Foundation as it continues to rapidly expand its reach and impact in creating an America where military caregivers are empowered, supported and honored.
“Both Jonathan and Rashi bring extensive experience and a passion for our mission,” said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “Their talents and expertise will enable the Foundation to strategically develop more programs and support services, and continue to build a national coalition behind the hidden heroes caring for those who served.”
Selter is an experienced non-profit strategy professional with an expertise in working with mission-driven organizations to grow and scale programs, improve operational efficiency and increase impact. Before joining the Foundation, he spent 11 years at Censeo Consulting Group, an award-winning boutique consulting firm, where he most recently ran the management consulting division.
Selter has brought his passion for military and veteran issues to his work with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on strategic and operational issues. In a prior role at Censeo, he led the firm’s Defense and National Security practice, working closely with military and veterans affairs leaders on strategic, programmatic and operational issues, including efforts to improve the experience of active-duty service members and veterans in interacting with the DOD and the VA. Selter holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Wesleyan University and an MPA in International Development from Harvard University.
Romanoff is an experienced health care professional with a successful track record in the public and private sectors. She worked at the VA from 2010-2017, working across a number of different offices in the Veterans Health Administration. In 2015, she joined the VA Center for Strategic Partnership as their Director of Operations. In this role, she was responsible for directing collaborative partnerships with the public and private sectors valued at more than $150 million to better serve our nation’s Veterans and their families. She also spearheaded the annual National Convening on veteran caregivers which the VA co-hosts with the Foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Romanoff most recently served as Executive Director of Prevention and Population Health for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) where she led programs and industry-wide initiatives related to prevention and population health and launched AHIP’s strategy to address the social determinants of health. A former Fulbright Scholar and Presidential Management Fellow, Romanoff is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and public policy and a Master’s degree in Health Care Policy & Management.