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Denis J. Prager, PhD

Dr. Prager has been the principal of Strategic Consulting Services since 1994. As such, Dr. Prager has advised many of the foundations formed from the conversion of non-profit health plans to for-profit entities. He provided consulting services to the California Endowment, the California Wellness Foundation, the Archstone Foundation, the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. Prior to relocating to Montana, Dr. Prager was with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, first as Deputy Director, then as Director of the Foundation’s Health Program. Also, Dr. Prager has served as Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, a U.S. Public Health Service Fellow at Stanford University, and in various capacities with the National Institutes of Health. His publications include Organizing Foundations for Maximum Impact: A guide to Effective Philanthropy, Health Research Philanthropy in a Time of Plenty: A Strategic Agenda, and Promoting and Sustaining the Health of the Mind. Since relocating to Montana 9 years ago, Dr. Prager has served (or is serving) as a member of the Board of Directors of Livingston Healthcare, the Park County Community Foundation, the Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits, and the Bozeman Symphony. He currently serves as President of the Bozeman Symphony Board.