Alice Ayres joined the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) as President and CEO in April of 2018. Alice is responsible to AHP’s membership by inspiring, educating and serving those who transform health care through philanthropy. As health care continues to transform, philanthropy takes on an ever more critical role in the funding of key initiatives including the traditional ones of major gifts and campaigns as well as new areas like population health and initiatives around social determinants of health. Alice brings deep health care industry knowledge and broad experience across all aspects of the Association’s offerings to the role of CEO, which she employs as AHP develops new educational opportunities and tools to support the important work of health care development professionals.
Alice has devoted the last 15+ years of her career to supporting the health care industry and improving patient care. In addition to roles in events and education, Alice served as an executive director with The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting membership organization that partners with 4,500 organizations and more than 200,000 leaders across health care. While there, she spearheaded the creation of strategy sessions for member hospital and health system C-level executives which attracted the leadership of over 150 of the leading healthcare providers in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, Alice held marketing leadership roles at consumer-driven marketing companies including Kraft Foods and led sponsorship for The Atlantic’s AtlanticLive division.
Alice has served on several boards including The Madeira School and Princeton’s Campus Club. She received her MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and her four children.