LaTese Briggs, Ph.D., Joins The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Board of Directors



Sonja Luecke, communications manger, The Children’s Inn at NIH
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Fern Stone, chief communications and development officer, The Children’s Inn at NIH
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BETHESDA, Md. (Dec. 1, 2020) – LaTese Briggs, Ph.D., vice president and chief philanthropy officer at The Executive Leadership Council, has joined the board of directors of The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

“The Children’s Inn is an incredibly unique and special place that helps so many families through tumultuous times,” Briggs says. “The thoughtfulness embedded in The Inn’s wraparound services, programs and even the design of living and play spaces throughout The Inn is second to none. It is truly my honor to become a part of such a magical place.”

Briggs recently joined The Executive Leadership Council’s leadership team. In her new role, she is responsible for the organization’s engagement and execution strategy, ensuring that all philanthropic efforts align with the council’s purpose of opening pathways of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.

Previously, she served as the senior director for the Milken Institute’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy. Briggs played a vital role in building the center and managing its overall growth, talent, team integration and operational changes. She also was responsible for overseeing all of its giving programs, optimizing business operations and developing the center’s strategic direction. In addition, she created the Milken Institute’s Giving Smarter Series, and as its managing editor, featured open access reports to help philanthropists effectively and strategically drive sustainable change in such areas as COVID-19, medical research, education and environmental conservation.

Briggs holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and was named a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar.

She lives in Washington, D.C., with her two dogs, Teagan, a chiweenie (Chihuahua and dachshund mix), and Delaney, a doxie (dachshund and beagle mix).

About The Children’s Inn:

The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a “place like home” free of charge to children and young adults with rare and serious diseases, and their families, while they participate in NIH clinical research studies. Located on the NIH campus across from the NIH Clinical Center—the world’s largest hospital dedicated solely to clinical research—The Children’s Inn provides free lodging, meals, recreational, educational and therapeutic services to more than 1,500 children and their families from across the United States and the world every year.

In 2020, The Children’s Inn celebrates 30 years of being “INN it” for making childhood possible and advancing medical breakthroughs for a brighter tomorrow. For more information about The Children’s Inn, visit