Public Health Fund joined PHMC as an affiliate on July 1, 2010. The foundation is a charitable organization that has fostered health care delivery, research and education in the greater Delaware Valley region since 1996. The organization initially supported health care providers in South Philadelphia and later broadened its mission to include all of Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. It now operates with an independent board of directors comprised of six initial members whose backgrounds span the areas of health care, law and business. In addition, Marino A. Puliti serves as chief financial officer.