Michael H. Smith, AICP, serves as Program and Strategy Officer at the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF). In this role, Michael co-leads the Foundation’s general operating support grantmaking program. His duties include the implementation and evaluation of the Foundation’s strategy and outcomes; building and maintaining relationships with organizations and networks to assess the social, economic, and political contexts of their work; and nurturing relationships with philanthropic and mission-aligned partners.
Prior to joining RMHF, Michael led real estate development and urban planning work in the nonprofit, government and private sectors in Pittsburgh, PA. Most recently, Michael served as Project Manager for TREK Development Group, managing the Bedford Dwellings/Hill District Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. Prior to that role, Michael worked in the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, managing the city’s affordable housing task force. Michael came to Pittsburgh after working for four years in Charlottesville as a neighborhood planner.
Michael completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Coordinating Committee of the Democratizing Development Program at the Neighborhood Funders Group, and the Community Advisory Board of Virginia Public Media. Michael is an alumni of the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy, serving as a fellow in 2020.