Peter has served on the staff of the Health Foundation of South Florida in Miami, Florida since January 2001. Within his current position as Vice President of Programs and Community Investments, he is responsible for the development and management of all grantmaking programs and processes. One of his major responsibilities has been development of two multi-year, multi-million dollar strategic initiatives: 1) a regional effort to establish an infrastructure for the ongoing delivery of evidence-based healthy aging programming and 2) a place-based, community-led initiative focused on improving the health of Miami Gardens and Little Havana residents. Additional areas of responsibility relate to the Foundation’s grantmaking goals of advancing primary care, behavioral health, preventive health measures (e.g., testing, screening) and healthy eating active communities. Since 2012 Peter has served as the co-director of the Miami Dade Age Friendly Initiative, a county-wide effort to ensure older adults of all ages stay active and healthy with dignity and enjoyment. He served on the Board of Directors of Grantmakers in Aging, a national organization of philanthropic foundations from 2006 to 2013. He is a former chair of the Miami Dade County Health and the Built Environment Committee, a part of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami Dade.
For the seven years prior to joining the staff at the Foundation, Peter conducted research and provided public management consulting on a range of state health and social issues at the University of Washington’s Institute for Public Policy and Management. Before his employment at the University of Washington, he earned a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from that university’s Daniel J. Evans Schools of Public Affairs.