Marybeth Sharpe, Ph.D.

Chief Administrative Officer


Marybeth Sharpe serves as the chief administrative officer of the Moore Foundation.

Marybeth Sharpe, Ph.D.


Marybeth most recently served as chief operating officer (COO) and chief strategy and partnerships officer at the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), a national 501(c)(3) focused on improving health outcomes, equity and affordability. PBGH improves the quality of the health care delivery system and supports health care purchasers (employers and public purchasers) to innovate their health purchasing.

At PBGH, Marybeth directed strategy development and execution, led the operations team, oversaw all operational and business functions, stewarded the financial health of the organization, and led talent management. Marybeth managed the launch of new PBGH programs, products and ventures, and she created PBGH solutions to support employers in evaluating, selecting and maximizing the performance of health care and well-being start-ups and other innovators.

Prior to PBGH, Marybeth directed a $270 million regional health care effort at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, aimed at strengthening the health care workforce and improving patient care. She partnered directly with hospitals, medical groups and payers to design and implement quality improvement, workforce and transitional care programs. Marybeth led the foundation’s efforts to use data and information technology to improve health outcomes using predictive analytics, remote monitoring and patient-reported outcomes. Marybeth directed the foundation’s $100 million investment in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the state of California’s first new school of nursing in 60 years. Marybeth led cross-functional foundation change management initiatives, and she served on internal teams which defined the foundation’s values and codified its Statement of Founders’ Intent.

Marybeth was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on strategy, M&A and operations for media, financial and not-for-profit organizations. She started her career as an economics researcher and data scientist.

Marybeth holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary.