Michigan Health Endowment Fund Names Senior Program Officer


Becky Cienki has joined the Michigan Health Endowment Fund as senior program officer in its Lansing office.

Cienki has nearly 20 years of experience in public health, both at a local and state level. Cienki will be responsible for working on grant making initiatives with a primary focus on mental health initiatives. She will be responsible for designing and implementing the funds strategic grant programs, overseeing grant activities, and developing statewide partnerships with organizations aligned with the fund’s mission.

Cienki most recently served as the COO of the Michigan Primary Care Association where she provided organizational leadership and set strategic direction for the association, representing Michigan’s 40 community health center organizations. She also was responsible for overseeing the programmatic activities of the association and directing the development and administration of grants and contracts. Prior to MPCA, she served as a health educator with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department and as a Drug Elimination Program Coordinator for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Cienki, of Grand Ledge, serves on the Michigan Behavioral Health Advisory Council and is active with the Children’s Special Health Care Advisory. Additionally, Cienki served as a board member and chair of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in exercise and health services from Alma College and a master’s in public health and health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.