Allen Smart joined the Foundation in August 2020 and serves as the Interim Executive Director. He is a national spokesperson and advocate for improving rural philanthropic practice under his group – PhilanthropywoRx. Prior to joining the Foundation, Allen served as the Interim President, Vice President of Programs, and Director of the Health Care Division at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Prior to working with the Trust, Allen was the Vice President of Programs at The Rapides Foundation, Director of Community Development for a midwestern Catholic hospital system, and Grants Administrator for the City of Santa Monica, California. Allen received an MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MA in Telecommunication Arts from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Philosophy from Macalester College.