Paul has been with the Foundation since 1999 and primarily oversees healthcare-related grants as well as those focused on arts, culture and heritage. Paul collaborates with local leaders in healthcare and in the arts, fostering partnerships and collaborations that often lead to greater impact. Paul’s vision has been instrumental in projects as diverse as the creation of the National Comedy Museum in Jamestown, N.Y. and in the development of programs for emergency departments to provide medically assisted treatment for overdose patients and link them to treatment.
Prior to his Foundation work, Paul was with Kaleida Health and worked or consulted for a variety of nonprofit organizations in the arts, adult education, research, and community health and healthcare. Paul has a masters degree in writing and is an accomplished poet, having studied under the internationally acclaimed poet Robert Creeley, been included in several publications, and authored two books of poetry; he was also selected to the 2015 class of the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Living Legacy Artist Project. He frequently writes on philanthropy and nonprofit management, has had a number of essays published in the national Nonprofit Quarterly digital magazine, and served on Nonprofit Quarterly’s editorial advisory board. Paul also serves or has served on a number of boards and advisory committees