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Ali Zelenko and Kimberly Mingo join Elizabeth Dole Foundation Board of Directors

Ali Zelenko and Kimberly Mingo join Elizabeth Dole Foundation Board of Directors
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Washington, DC (June 15, 2022)— The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors, Ali Zelenko, senior vice president of strategic initiatives for NBC News and head of strategic partnerships for NBC News Studios, and Kimberly Mingo, vice president of government business and strategy for Philips.

“Our Foundation’s Board of Directors is so pleased to welcome two women who are standout leaders in their respective industries and have already devoted so much talent and energy to supporting America’s hidden heroes,” said Senator Elizabeth Dole, founder and board chair.

A proud daughter of a U.S. Army Captain and bronze star medal recipient, Zelenko has been integral to coordinating the Foundation’s ongoing partnership with NBC News’ TODAY, which has brought the issue of military caregiving into the homes of millions of Americans through live broadcasts, interviews, and moving profiles pieces. She has a distinguished track record serving in senior communication roles for some of the nation’s largest and most respected news media outlets, including NBC News, TIME, FORTUNE, Money, CNN, and PEOPLE. Zelenko currently creates and leads efforts to enhance NBC News brands and reach new audiences. She also oversees strategic partnerships for NBC News Studios.

Mingo recently addressed the Foundation’s National Convening on Veteran Caregivers, co-hosted by the VA and sponsored by Philips. She is the proud daughter of a U.S. Army Veteran and the niece of a U.S. Air Force Colonel both who inspired her to focus her career on the government sector. She has led an accomplished career providing healthcare solutions to private sector hospitals, federal and state governments, including the Department of Defense Military Health Systems and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In her current role, she oversees Philips’ strategies for supporting the growing healthcare needs of its government partners, including the VA and Department of Defense. Philips has been a long-term supporter and driver of the Foundation’s work. Previously, Mingo held leadership positions at GE Healthcare and Hillrom.

“Ali and Kimberly are dynamic and accomplished innovators in their fields,” said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “They are both experienced in meeting complex challenges, driving change across systems and cultures, and building coalitions and followings that make an extraordinary impact. We are proud to have them join our Foundation’s leadership team.”

Zelenko and Mingo join the Foundation’s current board as the organization marks its 10th Anniversary as the nation’s leading champion of America’s more than 5.5. million military caregivers.


About Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Hidden Heroes

Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the pre-eminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers — the spouses, parents, family members, and friends — who care for America’s wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans at home. Founded by Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its support and advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being. The Foundation’s Hidden Heroes campaign brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and provides a network for military caregivers to connect with their peers and access carefully vetted resources. Visit www.hiddenheroes.org for more information.