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Executive Director, American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation

R. Barkley Payne joined the AMA Foundation as Executive Director in 2014. The AMA Foundation is committed to improving the health of Americans by increasing support for public health programs, including grants for free clinics, health education projects, and health literacy tools. The AMA Foundation also provides scholarships and research grants to outstanding physicians-in-training.

Previously, Payne was Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Philanthropy, for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) in Rosemont, IL. Among his past leadership positions, he served as Executive Director of the American Dental Association Foundation and the former Vice President of Development for the American College of Heatlhcare Executives. Payne is past President of the Association Foundation Group.