Type: Employee

Jon-Pierre Micucci

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Jon-Pierre Micucci is a Project Manager for the Problem Gambling Helplines at HRiA. Jon-Pierre brings over 20 years of consulting experience in the public and private sectors, ranging from on-the-ground disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina to brand strategy projects in the Northern California tech sector. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting and information… Read more »

Michael Matthies

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Michael Matthies is a Technical Project Manager with the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. As a member of the NACHW team, Michael leads the project management, development, implementation and administration of the organization’s technology platforms. Michael has deep experience working with vulnerable populations both in direct care… Read more »

Caroline Linden

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Caroline Linden is Grants Manager at HRiA. At HRiA she develops, manages, and maintains operational processes and technology for grant programs committed to advancing health equity. Prior to joining HRiA in 2024, Caroline spent over a decade working in philanthropy with Social Venture Partners. She has proven expertise in grant management, data systems, strategic innovation,… Read more »

Linda Lee

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Linda Lee is a Human Resources Business Partner at HRiA. As a member of the Human Resources Team, Linda supports HRiA by working to ensure that employees are engaged, valued, and have the tools necessary to be successful within the organization. She has over two decades of experience in Human Resources which includes managing and… Read more »

Joel Achankeng

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Joelparkin “Joel” Achankeng is a Web Developer at HRiA. As a member of the Web Development team, he plays a crucial role in building, innovating, and maintaining all of HRiA’s websites and web applications. Prior to joining HRiA, Joel has successfully developed and managed a diverse portfolio of complex websites, including landing pages, e-commerce platforms,… Read more »

Joanne Lau

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Joanne Lau is a Research Analyst at HRiA. She has experience working in academic research and hospital settings, applying her skills in survey development, quantitative data analysis, and data visualization to community health assessments and projects in behavioral health. Joanne has strong interests in language justice, immigrant health, and the psychosocial determinants of health. She… Read more »

Ariel Slifka

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Ariel Slifka is a Research Associate at HRiA. She has experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, project management, and community engagement. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked in local public health supporting harm reduction and reproductive health programs, and later partnered with local health departments in developing community health assessments and community health improvement… Read more »

Kevin Cyr

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Kevin Cyr is a Research Associate at HRiA. He has experience in qualitative research, participant recruitment, project management, and community engagement. His interests include substance use disorder, harm reduction, racial equity, access to healthcare, and culturally competent care. Prior to joining HRiA, he worked as a Research Assistant at Tufts University School of Medicine where… Read more »

Liliana Ruiz Fischer

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Liliana Ruiz Fischer (she/her) is a Manager for the Kaiser Permanente Center for Gun Violence Research and Education with the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. Liliana brings 9 years of public health experience leading community health interventions at the community, county, state and national level. Prior to joining the HAVI, Liliana was a… Read more »

Allison Egan

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Allison Egan is a Senior Manager of Health & Racial Equity at HRiA. Allison is focused primarily on the launch and execution of the Root Cause Solutions Exchange, helping lead community engagement and coaching efforts across Massachusetts. Allison has a rich history in local and regional public health, where she has previously led efforts around… Read more »

Kaycee Friend

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Kaycee Friend is a Community Outreach and Engagement Associate for the Oregon Helpline at HRiA. She is a certified alcohol and drug counselor and recovery mentor, and has worked in outpatient and residential treatment settings in Oregon for the last 5 years. With experience in behavioral health systems, as well as more than a decade… Read more »

Ivie Obrimah

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Ivie Obrimah is a Talent Acquisition Associate at HRiA. As a member of the Human Resources team, Ivie plays a crucial role in all of HRiA’s recruiting and talent acquisition. She is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as analysis and strategy. Before joining HRiA, Ivie had graduated with a MSc in Management… Read more »

Vy Dang

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Vy Dang is a Program Associate for Communities of Practice (CoP) at the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. She assists the CoP division to develop, implement, and advance high quality programs and services to member organizations and partners in cities across the US. Prior to the HAVI, Vy has experience working in higher… Read more »

Samantha Smith

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Samantha “Sam” Smith joined the Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) as its manager in September 2022. Prior to joining H2HC, she served as a WIC program nutritionist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and as a SNAP nutrition educator in Oregon public schools. Samantha has also worked for a variety of local food and nutrition nonprofits in… Read more »

Nicolene Hengen

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Nicolene Hengen joined the Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) as its first executive director in July 2021. Her career has been focused on strategic, programmatic, and communications work in both domestic and international public health and academia. She has worked with Beth Israel Lahey Health, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Pathfinder International… Read more »

Aisha Esquivel

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Aisha Esquivel is an Outreach Manager for the Illinois Helpline at HRiA. Hailing from the Chicagoland area, Aisha has a diverse background including home health care, project coordination, and customer service. She founded the #breanaland project in honor of her daughter who passed away in 2019 to support bereaved mothers as well as raise awareness… Read more »

Sara Martinez

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Sara Martinez is a Project Manager for the Oregon Helpline at HRiA. She plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and coordination of a 24/7 helpline that operates in conjunction with Oregon Measure 110, a ballot measure that has decreased penalties for possessing small quantities of illegal drugs while expanding access to treatment… Read more »

Kimberly Zhu

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Kimberly Zhu is an Administrative Coordinator on the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA, where she supports a wide range of projects. In her previous role, she worked as a policy research assistant to evaluate social and structural conditions impacting youth violence and safety. Prior to joining the organization, she spent several years… Read more »

Heather Hyden

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Heather Hyden is a Senior Program Officer–Operations on the Healthy and Equitable Communities Grantmaking team at HRiA. She has over 14 years of experience in community development and food systems equity. Her career spans diverse sectors with experience in local government, community organizing, academia and philanthropy. Her work has focused on participatory planning, coalition development,… Read more »

Efrain L.

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Efrain L. is a Screening & Information Specialist on the Helplines at HRiA. Efrain has extensive experience in Substance Use Disorder, Multiple Pathways of Recovery and Harm Reduction. Prior to joining HRiA, he was the Program Director at St. Francis House and responsible for building the first recovery support center within a homeless day shelter,… Read more »

Deondra Rattler

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Deondra Rattler is a Contracts Administrator on the Budgets and Contracts team at HRiA. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration as well as experience across many industries such as transportation and infrastructure, healthcare, emergency management and response, oil and gas, and logistics. Deondra is a strategic, results-driven professional with a focus on holistic solutions…. Read more »

Anne Lyness

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Anne Lyness is Managing Director of Accounting at HRiA. She has an extensive background in nonprofit finance. She previously worked at City Year, where she held a comparable position, as well as the New England Conservatory of Music and Girls, Inc.  Anne grew up in and currently lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Tatiana Perez

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Tatiana Perez is a Program Associate for Organizational Growth and Equity at The HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. In this role, they support the development of equitable organizational processes. Prior to working at The HAVI, they coordinated in preservation, education, access, and discovery of American art museum collections that are in the process… Read more »

Angie Kuzma

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Angie Kuzma is the Policy & Advocacy Manager for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. She is a community health worker (CHW) based in Portland, Oregon. In her role at NACHW, Angie works in solidarity with CHWs to promote CHW self-determination, leadership, and sustainability in local, state,… Read more »

Julia Taylor

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Julia Taylor is a Manager on the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA. Ms. Taylor brings experience from the consulting world and the startup sector in the US, and the nonprofit sector in civic engagement and youth empowerment in France. She holds a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Paris… Read more »

Karey Kenst

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Karey Kenst serves as Associate Director of Organizational Growth and Equity at the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI), a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. In this role, they focus on developing systems that embed equity-driven processes throughout the organization. Karey is dedicated to creating organizational policies, systems, and procedures that enable people to do… Read more »

Madeline Higgins

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Madeline Higgins is a Project Manager for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers, the Boston Public Health Commission, and a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Madeline has a BA in Women’s Studies and an MPH, both from the University of Michigan. She… Read more »

Jennifer King

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Jennifer King is a Budgets and Contracts Associate at HRiA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and brings experience from the healthcare and legal industries as well as almost a decade in the federal government. She is passionate about making the world a safer, more inclusive and sustainable place for her daughter.

Kryanna Wallace

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Kryanna Wallace is an Administrative Coordinator for the Training and Capacity Building team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked as an Administrative Specialist at the Women’s Bar Association and Women’s Bar Foundation. She graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in East Asian studies and has experience working… Read more »

Sarah Rasiej

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Sarah Rasiej is a Human Resources Partner at HRiA. She has over 20 years of professional experience in both project/operational management and human resources. Before joining HRiA, she worked in several fields including corporate banking, information technology and healthcare. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University and has a passion for creating… Read more »

Victoria Broussard

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Victoria Broussard is a Senior Program Officer on the Grantmaking team at HRiA, with a focus on Healthy & Equitable Communities. She has a background in program and grant management, health promotion, injury, and violence prevention, and community engagement. Her experience as a health educator ranges from occupant restraint to smoking cessation, injury and risk… Read more »

Kalice Allen

Kalice Allen is a Senior Coordinator for policy and advocacy at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. In this role, she supports the development and implementation of state-level Medicaid policies to prevent community violence. She brings deep experience in community organizing and public health research, including research on gun violence and safety as a… Read more »

Natasha Varela

Natasha Varela is a Clinical Supervisor for the Helplines at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked in nonprofit behavioral health programs, specifically in community stabilization and outpatient mental health and substance use treatment. Natasha has extensive experience working with people from historically marginalized communities. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol… Read more »

Shantel Mercedes

Shantel Mercedes is a Program Associate on the Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA, with a focus on problem gambling projects. Shantel has experience working in health equity, administration, and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) subject matters and approaches. She has a BA in Public Health and Health Equity from Mills College and… Read more »

Britta Magnuson

Britta Magnuson is a Senior Scientific Advisor on the Biomedical Research Grantmaking team at HRiA. She has over 20 years of experience in designing and conducting research, grant writing, and training and mentoring pre-doctoral, post-graduate, and early career clinician researchers. Prior to joining HRiA, Dr. Magnuson was an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of… Read more »

Vivian Suniga

Vivian Suniga is a Clinical Supervisor at HRiA providing clinical support for the substance use and problem gambling Helplines for Massachusetts, Illinois, and Vermont. Prior to her work at HRiA, she was a Manager at a Helpline for LGBTQIA youth in crisis. Her clinical experience includes working at a case management company as a Program… Read more »

Jennifer Teabout

Jennifer Teabout serves as Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. She is a recognized subject matter expert in the field of child welfare, and a race equity champion. With a passion for creating more inclusive and equitable systems of care, Jennifer has dedicated her career to… Read more »

An Bui

An Bui is an Administrative Coordinator for the LEAH Project at HRiA. In this role, she supports the LEAH projects by ensuring smooth operations and efficient coordination. An’s passion for the LEAH Project is deeply rooted in her experience as a LEAH alum. Recognizing the positive impact that the program had on her, she returned… Read more »

Eric Gurna

Eric Gurna is an experienced nonprofit executive and consultant committed to supporting the work of organizations dedicated to community & youth development and social justice. From 2015 to 2021, Eric served as President & CEO of LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program, a partnership of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District… Read more »

Kalyn Mattis

Kalyn Mattis is the Senior Manager of Development at the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. A native of Atlanta, she holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia State University. Gleaning her inspiration from her cultural background and spirituality, Kalyn… Read more »