Baptist Community Ministries recently awarded $900,000 to four local partners that are working directly with those affected by COVID-19. BCM’s Board of Trustees and senior management will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with grantees and philanthropic partners as we navigate the COVID-19 crises together. In the meantime, BCM will continue to fund ALL of its existing grant commitments.
Christy Ross was promoted to Senior Vice President of Grants at Baptist Community Ministries in 2018, having previously served as Vice President of Health Grants with the Foundation.
In her role as Senior Vice President, she leads a team of six grantmaking professionals overseeing the Foundation’s grantmaking processes.
Mrs. Ross has over 15 years in both the clinical healthcare and public health sectors. She has held key leadership positions with local institutions including the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (Charity Hospital), Tulane HCA Hospital, Louisiana Public Health Institute and Metropolitan Human Services District. Mrs. Ross has also served as an adjunct instructor at Dillard University in the School of Public Health.
She received a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana.
She is a 2018 Terrance Keenan Institute (Grantmakers in Health) Fellow and a 2017 graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute. She sits on the board of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana and the community advisory board of LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health.
Mrs. Ross is married to Cardell Ross, Jr. They have two sons, Trey and Christopher.