Kerri Yoder Hubbard is a nonprofit management executive with more than 20 years of experience in health policy, health services research, and philanthropic development for healthcare organizations, hospitals, scientific research, higher education, and community based organizations.
Kerri serves as the President/Executive Director of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation leading a team that raises and manages funds to support high priority strategic funding needs for the hospital including investments in technology, facility improvements, clinical training and patient services. Since joining USC-VHH in November 2016, Kerri and her team have more than doubled philanthropic revenue for the hospital.
Prior to joining USC, Kerri served as the Sr. Director of Development for the Providence Health & Services Foundation, raising money for two hospitals located in Torrance and San Pedro. Kerri has also worked at UCLA where she oversaw the fundraising operation for the physical and life sciences, the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, and the UCLA Venture Capital Fund. Kerri has extensive expertise leading capital campaigns, transforming fundraising operations, and she has collectively been responsible for securing over $100M in philanthropic funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations throughout her fundraising career.
Kerri is also a fellow of the CORO Healthcare Leadership Program and has worked as a healthcare advocacy and research policy consultant for the Medicare Rights Center in New York City, the New York State Department of Health, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Westat, Cerner Life Sciences, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and LA Health Action to name a few. In these roles, Kerri conducted numerous research and program evaluation studies on health insurance consumer satisfaction, quality of care, healthcare communication, patient education, and healthcare delivery.
In addition to her professional pursuits by day Kerri, has founded Youth Health Watch (YHW), a school-based nonprofit organization that empowers youth to serve as healthcare leaders and agents of change in their homes, schools, and wider communities for the promotion of improved healthy behaviors and outcomes among family members and peers.
Furthermore, Kerri has also been a professional theater, TV, and film actress, classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has appeared in numerous productions in the US and abroad. When she can find the time, Kerri also has several television and film writing and producing projects that she has worked on and endeavors to pursue in the future with the aim of fostering more diversity in the entertainment industry.
Kerri holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, a joint Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning, & Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the London School of Economics (LSE). She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Policy, Planning, and Development at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, a doctorate program for working professionals, where Kerri is continuing her passion and research for community health initiatives, community hospitals, and the role of public-private partnerships in ensuring a healthcare safety net for vulnerable communities.
Kerri is married to Dr. Bryan Hubbard, a general and trauma surgeon at California Hospital Medical Center, where he serves as Chair of Surgery, and Martin Luther King Community Hospital, where he serves as Chief of Medical Staff. Kerri and Bryan have three children: Kyle (age 24), Blake (age 6), and Kianna (age 4); and two Yorkshire terriers: Miles and Dizzy!