Rana Saeed is a Coordinator for Peer Learning at the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. Prior to joining the HAVI, Rana worked as a Research Program Assistant for the STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the Baltimore City Health Department. Through patient interviews… Read more »
Vianka is the Vice President for the Public Health Services cluster. In this role, she will oversee a cluster of approximately 40 people, and a project portfolio of about $10M. The cluster will include Substance Use and Problem Gambling Helplines and Clearing House. In addition, she looks forward to working with other VPs in the… Read more »
Christian Badillo is an Administrative Coordinator at HRiA. Christian has wide-ranging experiences in equity, diversity, and inclusion, program coordination, academic research, administration, and education. He currently serves as an EDI Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health while pursuing an MPH in Health and Social Behavior. Prior to joining HRiA, Christian was… Read more »
Katie Collins is the Senior Program Manager for the LEAH Project at HRiA. She previously worked in the educational travel industry for 8 years developing travel programs for teachers and their students. She is passionate about designing travel experiences that prioritize inclusive storytelling and encourage students to be curious, ask questions, and grow in their… Read more »
Wesley Carty is a STEM Teaching Track Program Associate for the LEAH Project at HRIA. Wesley has experience working with youth in various capacities, such as teaching, mentoring youth groups and supervising youth workforce teams. Wesley is currently focused on youth workforce development and hopes to eventually become an affordable psychologist for communities of color.
Kelli Bornes is a Budgets and Contracts Associate at HRiA. She has a background in accounting and business administration and is passionate about learning and teaching others. She has her degree in Elementary Education, which she puts to use in her free time volunteering in the education department at her local wildlife rehab center.
Dr. Lauren Ferreira Cardoso is the Managing Director of Capacity Building at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Dr. Cardoso has 15 years of experience leading research on interpersonal violence, community safety, and health equity. Her work is conducted in partnership with global institutions, state agencies, and community-based organizations in an effort to generate… Read more »
Manuela Torres is the Senior Manager CVI Ecosystems at The HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Manuela has over ten years of experience designing and overseeing awareness and behavioral change campaigns and social research social for the nonprofit sector, government agencies, and international cooperation agencies. Manuela has supported programs on issues such as international irregular… Read more »
Dimitrios Booras is a Community Capacity Building Manager on the Training & Capacity Building team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, he worked with The Center for Hope and Healing and UTEC. He has a BA in English with a focus on Journalism and Professional Writing from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Hannah DeMoss serves as the Senior Program Manager for Training and Technical Assistance at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Previous to the HAVI, Hannah was the Family Support Coordinator at Boston Medical Center’s Violence Intervention and Advocacy Program. In this role, she supported the loved ones of victims of community violence and homicide… Read more »
Heidi Klein is a Managing Director of Healthy and Equitable Communities at HRiA. Ms. Klein brings 30+ years of strategic public health leadership working with leaders at the national, state, and local level to create healthy and equitable communities through public policy, cross-sector engagement, and community action. Her practice focuses on leading governmental innovation, guiding… Read more »
Phoebe Fong is a Web Coordinator on the Web team at HRiA. Previously, she was a COVID-19 Case Investigator and Unit Lead for the Community Tracing Collaborative at Partners in Health, which was deployed as part of Massachusetts’s emergency pandemic response. Phoebe graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and… Read more »
Tracy Kelley-Johnson is the Director of the MA COVID-19 Community Grants Program in the Training and Capacity Building (TCB) department at HRiA. Before joining HRiA, Tracy served as the Director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (and continues to serve there as a language instructor) and Director of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Youth Department. Tracy… Read more »
Fatimah leads the HAVI as its first executive director, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Her vision for social change has been shaped by a rich heritage of resilience in the wake of harm, from her father’s incarceration to her family’s experiences with homelessness. She believes that it is the expansion of healing support and relationships,… Read more »
Albaney Gray is a Program Coordinator for Healthy & Equitable Communities at HRiA. Albaney received her B.S. in Psychology from Florida A&M University and her Master of Public Health with a Maternal and Child Health concentration from Florida International University. Ms. Gray has experience in capacity building, community outreach, and cross-sector collaboration. She has a… Read more »
Donn Young is a Capacity Building Assistance Manager at HRiA. Mr. Young has extensive experience in program and operations management, recovery support services, and stakeholder engagement. He spent his early career with International Data Group (IDG) and its subsidiaries, in tradeshow operations and program development. More recently, he worked in several statewide agencies providing coaching,… Read more »
Anna Thompson serves as Manager, Training & Technical Assistance for the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Anna has extensive experience in advocacy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, program outreach, and training in violence prevention such as bystander intervention. Prior to joining the HAVI, she lead the response to sexual assault on a… Read more »
Winston Daley is a Senior Training Manager at HRiA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies from Suffolk University and his master’s in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University. Winston began his career in financial services working on the long-term investment portfolios or large institutional clients. After 12 years in the private sector,… Read more »
Jen Slonaker is a Vice President at HRiA with an extensive background in executive leadership and development of effective public health interventions and serves as a state and national expert on sex education and sexual health. Prior to joining HRiA, she led the development of the curriculum, Get Real: Sex Education That Works, included on… Read more »
Erna Alfred Liousas is the Senior Director of Marketing at HRiA. Her work at American Express, Raytheon, boutique consulting firms, a global market research firm, and as an entrepreneur contributes to her strategy, marketing, customer experience, and process expertise. She is passionate about the power of connection between people and technology to drive a positive… Read more »
Amy is a Senior Staff Accountant at HRiA. She focuses on personnel allocation, monthly reconciliations, and process improvements. Prior to joining HRiA, she gained extensive experience in accounting and reporting for nonprofit organizations, where she focused on month-end closing, budgeting, grants reporting, and monthly reconciliations. Amy graduated with a BBA in accounting from Iona University.
Toni Rivera serves as the Managing Director, Communities of Practice for HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program of HRiA. Ms. Rivera brings over twenty eight years of non-profit management experience and expertise working with underserved populations, at-risk children and families and advocating for social justice, equity and self- sufficiency across non-profit sectors. Ms. Rivera spent ten years… Read more »
Eli Adler-Cohen is the Administrative Coordinator for the Training and Capacity Building team at HRiA. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Spanish, and has experience in community engagement as well as volunteering and mentoring.
Dan F. is a person in long term recovery that is working as a Screening and Information Specialist on the Helplines team at HRiA. Dan is a happily married father of two amazing boys that mean the world to him. Dan finds that helping others find their way on their recovery journey is something that… Read more »
Firdaus B. is a Screening and Information Specialist with the Helplines at HRiA. She obtained a BA in History with a minor in Biology from Loyola University – Chicago and is currently working on her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Benedictine University. Prior to working for HRiA, Firdaus worked as an EMT in the greater… Read more »
Anthony Boone Jr. is a Community Capacity Building Manger with the COVID-19 Community Grants Program. Prior to HRiA, Anthony worked as a Public Health Associate in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) and was stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico working for the University of New Mexico’s Center for… Read more »
Chris Cobb is a Capacity Building Assistance Manager with HRiA, focusing on capacity building and grantmaking for problem gambling projects. Chris has over a decade of professional experience in public health, across multiple states, topics, and approaches. In addition to public health, Chris is also a singer who currently performs in the Josephine’s cabaret series… Read more »
Cynthia Espinosa Marrero is a Senior Manager in the Health and Racial Equity cluster at HRiA. Cynthia has extensive experience in community engagement, racial and equity advocacy which led to be featured in Latina Magazine as a Latinx Changemaker in 2018 and recognized as a Commonwealth Heroines class of 2022 by the MA Commission of… Read more »
Andrew Woods serves as a senior advisor for training and technical assistance at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. He also serves as the executive director of Hartford Communities That Care that oversees the Hartford Care Response Team (HCRT), a HAVI member Hospital Linked Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) in the State of Connecticut. For… Read more »
Jessica Joseph is a Community Capacity Building Manager in the Training & Capacity Building Department at HRiA. She has a strong interest in healthcare, public health and serving historically marginalized communities. Prior to joining HRiA, Ms. Joseph was a Community Health Worker under Mass General Brigham’s United Against Racism (UAR) initiative to promote racial and… Read more »
Kerniah Casseus is a Community Capacity Building Manager on the Training and & Capacity Building team at HRiA. Her interests include racial health equity, cultural and linguistic health education, addressing systemic health issues. Ms. Casseus earned her Bachelors of Arts in Public Health and Masters of Public Health at Regis College. In addition to her… Read more »
Karla Salinas Whatcott is a Projects and Marketing Coordinator for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW). Before she joined NACHW in March 2022, she worked as a Marketing Assistant, designing advertising materials, reviewing and editing blogs, and tracking content performance. As a Spanish native speaker, she has volunteered as a translator for hospital… Read more »
Victoria Tran is a Research Associate for the Research and Evaluation Team at HRiA. She has experience in qualitative research, project management, and community engagement. Her interests include racial equity, reproductive health, and health policy. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked as a Policy and Advocacy Specialist at Health Equity Solutions where she supported efforts… Read more »
Cherryl Cooley is Director of Narrative Strategy in the Health and Racial Equity cluster at HRiA. She has done extensive coaching and consulting work in storytelling, branding and communications, user experience design, and content strategy for nonprofits, government agencies, corporations and private clients. Cherryl is a poet/playwright with two published single author volumes, wide publication… Read more »
Amanda Irizarry is a Senior Program Manager on the Training and Capacity Building team at Health Resources in Action, providing program management for The 84 Movement and FDA Tobacco Compliance Check Program. As a Philly native, Amanda has dedicated the last 12 years of her personal and professional life to ensuring every young person she… Read more »
Janene Brown, PhD, is a Senior Coordinator, Research & Evaluation at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. She is leading a research study assessing the impacts of a hospital-based violence intervention program to support evidence-based investments in violence prevention. Janene is an epidemiologist with a focus on health equity, dismantling systemic racism, and reducing… Read more »
Seth serves as the Director of Operations for the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. He supports the organization in realizing its vision through operational efficiency and organizational management. Prior to joining the HAVI, Seth served as an assistant principal of instruction and teacher coach in the Philadelphia public school system. As an educator in… Read more »
Claudia Zavala serves as strategy and impact manager at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Previously, she served as a research assistant at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, one of the highest-ranked universities in Peru. In this role, she conducted a study examining predictors of psychological growth in marginalized communities impacted by trauma. With… Read more »
Jermaine Belcher serves as the senior coordinator for policy and advocacy at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. He joined the organization with over twenty years of experience providing advocacy to communities impacted by violence and trauma. Prior to joining the HAVI, Jermaine provided staff development and coaching to direct service providers and strategic… Read more »
DeAngelo Mack serves as senior advisor for training and technical assistance at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Also he serves as equity justice director for Public Health Advocates, where he oversees California state policy efforts to create or change laws centered around trauma and health disparities. In his role at the HAVI, Mr…. Read more »