Dan Tuttle began consulting with the Stupski Foundation on its strategy in 2016 and joined as staff in 2018. He leads the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies to transform serious illness care and improve early brain development. His team partners with health care providers, payers, community-based organizations, government agencies, and advocates. Their goals are to improve the developmental trajectory of young children and ensure that people with a serious illness can live in comfort and with dignity.
While at the Foundation, Dan has built the case for investment in early brain development as a new issue area and has been fortunate to work with world-class Bay Area partners to improve the quality and impact of pediatric well-child checks. Programs we support are on track to reach more than two-thirds of children covered by Medicaid in Alameda county and to become standards of care within the San Francisco Health Network. Dan also led a three-year, $14 million investment in Bay Area health systems to build their serious illness care capacity, launched in 2019. Along with Sulma Gandhi and La Roux Pendelton, his priorities include deepening the Hawaiʻi portfolio and sharpening the Bay Area focus on closing racial disparities in health outcomes.
Previously, Dan was a senior project manager at Dalberg Global Advisors, a management consultancy focused on the social sector. His clients included the development banks, multilaterals, large foundations, and global technology and payment companies. He once spoke Spanish, Swahili, Mandarin, and Melanesian Pijin, and still speaks fluent Microsoft Excel. In 2019, he published “Rewriting Stella,” a novel in Shakespearean sonnets. Dan received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona and Master in Business Administration and Master of Science in environment and resources from Stanford University. He is a proud Truman Scholar and Flinn Scholar.