Aliya Hussaini, M.D. – Portfolio Director, Health, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D – Founding Dean Emeritus, Dell Medical School
Elena Marks. J.D., M.P.H. – Health Policy Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Rhonda Mundhenk, J.D., M.P.H. – Chief Operating Officer, Harbor Health
Aliya Hussaini, M.D.
Portfolio Director, Health, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Aliya is responsible for MSDF’s efforts to improve childhood health and wellness through proven strategies and partnerships with a broad range of traditional and non-traditional partners. She focuses primarily on increasing the access to and equity of healthy eating and physical activity opportunities, generating demand for healthy options, and supporting healthy behaviors and environments. Also core to her work is the management of the foundation’s investments in the Central Texas medical community.
S. Claiborne Johnston, M.D., Ph.D
Founding Dean Emeritus, Dell Medical School
From 2014 to 2021, Clay Johnston served as the inaugural dean of Dell Medical School. His vision created a new model for academic medicine that accelerates innovation to improve health and reduce inefficiencies in health care. That includes building a vital, inclusive health ecosystem to support new and innovative approaches to education, care, research and community impact — all with a focus on measurably improving health in Austin as a model for the nation. An internationally renowned stroke neurologist and clinical trialist, Clay was previously Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), received a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Elena Marks, J.D., M.P.H.
Health Policy Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Elena M. Marks is a Health Policy Fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University where her work focuses on health reform and access to care for low-income and uninsured populations. Previously, she served as the founding president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, a $1.3 billion nonprofit, from 2014 to 2022 and as the director of health and environmental policy for the city of Houston from 2004 to 2009. She serves on the boards of Grantmakers in Health, the largest national organization serving the field of health philanthropy, Harris Health System, a public hospital system serving over 300,000 patients annually, and Community Health Choice, a nonprofit, community-based health insurance company with more than 400,000 members. Ms. Marks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Rhonda Mundhenk, J.D., M.P.H.
Chief Operating Officer, Harbor Health
Rhonda is the Chief Operating Officer at Harbor Health where she brings more than 20 years of health care and legal experience. Previously, Rhonda served as CEO for the Clinical Health Network for Transformation (CHN) in Central Texas and prior to that was CEO at Lone Star Circle of Care, where she spearheaded the organization’s transformation with her proven strategic and tactical leadership approach. She is a prominent voice with a mind for operational excellence and passion for the people in the communities served.