whitespace

The city’s chief public health officer, Claude-Alix Jacob, and Skye K. Schulte, vice president at Cambridge-based Feinstein Kean Healthcare, have joined the board of directors of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which was founded in 1940 to support the work of Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa and has continued his mission of improving community and clinical health. The foundation has a dozen program locations in the United States and one in Lambaréné, Africa. Its national office in Boston is hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The appointments were announced July 17.

072113i-Claude-Alix-JacobJacob oversees operations of the Cambridge Public Health Department, including public health planning, regulatory activities and delivery of public health nursing, school health, community health, emergency preparedness, environmental health and epidemiology services. Under his leadership, the city of Cambridge won an inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health prize, which honors outstanding community health partnerships. He has been a member of the Schweitzer Fellowship Boston Advisory Board and, since serving in Chicago in 1997, a Schweitzer Fellow for Life.

“I have found the ASF experience to be life-changing and instrumental in shaping my career interests as a health administrator,” Jacob said. “Truly I am honored to serve as a member of the board for the national Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.”

072113i-skye-schulteSchulte has been a Schweitzer Fellow for Life since work in Boston in 2002 and is chairwoman of the Schweitzer Fellowship Boston Advisory Board. Feinstein Kean Healthcare is a strategy and communications consulting firm that works with health care and biotech organizations from around the globe, and Schulte has published more than 100 articles on quality improvement, crisis communication, nutrition and general health topics. The foundation looks set to tap her experience “in a new phase of sharing … stories of its impact with the public.”

“It’s clear that the world needs more highly skilled social entrepreneurs who are prepared to tackle society’s most vexing challenges such as homelessness, hunger and domestic abuse. ASF addresses this need by providing leadership and sustainability training that translates into life-changing impact – both for our fellows as well as the communities they serve,” Schulte said.

The foundation board also brought on Judith A. Johnson, senior medical director and head of Global Drug Safety MedicineTA Neurodegenerative Disease for EMD Serono, based in Rockland.

This post was written from a press release.