Zachary Morfín, PhD, joined Nygren Consulting, LLC in 2012 and works with boards of directors and executive teams in the areas of board performance and development, strategic planning, and talent management.
Zach has consulted nationally to major health systems on governance-related projects. As part of his doctoral research, he partnered with the Center for Healthcare Governance at the American Hospital Association to launch a nationwide survey of over 2,000 hospital CEOs, the findings of which revealed significant relationships between board oversight and health outcomes. He also works with performing arts, educational, and philanthropic organizations, bringing to bear his experience and knowledge of the arts, foundations and philanthropy, and organizational effectiveness.
Prior to joining Nygren Consulting, Zach served as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of The James Irvine Foundation, a private grant-making organization dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. As the largest funder of the arts in California, with additional programs in youth and state-wide policy/civic engagement, Zach supported the CEO on special projects and communications. He also reviewed grant proposals, represented the Foundation at site visits and conferences, and served as the organization’s liaison to the board.
Earlier, Zach was Executive Assistant to Ruth Felt, President and Founder of San Francisco Performances (SFP), the Bay Area’s leading presenter of performing arts. While at SFP, Zach worked closely with the board, provided administrative support for the organization, and assisted the artists behind the scenes.
An accomplished musician, Zach performs publicly, including recent recitals at the Steinway Piano Gallery, with the UCSF Chamber Music Society, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and at the San Francisco Community Music Center. A passionate advocate of the arts, he serves on the Board of Directors of the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco.