Christopher Braat, PhD, Chairman
As former Vice Chairman and in his current role as Chairman, Christopher is responsible for guiding the foundation’s mission, vision and strategic objectives, while adhering to the founding principles of the Foundation.
He is Director of Enterprise Portfolio Planning at Ascension, where he leads optimization across a diverse portfolio of 60 product lines and over 1000 products for internal and external customers.
His experience in healthcare spans over 20 years, most recently directing Cleveland Clinic’s technical teams in successfully transforming their digital media footprint by delivering award winning, world-class user experiences, ROI and predictive analytics for user behavior. He has extensive clinical systems implementation, software development and project management experience. He has an earned doctorate in Policy from Cleveland State University, an MBA in MIS from Case Western Reserve University and is a CPHIMS.
Christopher was a childhood asthma patient cured through successful treatment, He has since become a health and wellness advocate by serving in various healthcare roles.