The Rider-Pool Foundation

Batts named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader

We are excited to announce that Hasshan Batts, Executive Director of The Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley and a Rider-Pool Foundation Collective Impact Fellow has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs. These programs connect leaders across the country—from every profession, sector, and field—to learn from and work with one another in creating more just and thriving communities.

Specifically, Hasshan was selected for Culture of Health Leaders. Designed for people from all fields—from technology and business to architecture and urban planning—Culture of Health Leaders fosters cross-sector collaboration and supports leaders in their continued growth and development as agents of change for equity and health. Together, they learn new ways of thinking and leading, expanding their perspectives and accelerating their impact.

As a member of the program’s newest cohort, Hasshan will convene a representative coalition of health equity stakeholders in Allentown, Pennsylvania and facilitate conversations around barriers to health equity and drivers of inequities. Hasshan will also identify leading causes of disease and well-being that are outside of the health care system, develop priorities for community- driven intervention mechanisms that focus on collective impact and system transformation.

To learn more about Culture of Health Leaders and RWJF’s other leadership programs, and to meet other participants, visit