Type: Employee

Jazz Murray

Jasmine (Jazz) Murray is the Gambling Administrative Coordinator at HRiA. Jazz has experience in administrative work, communications and social media management. In school, Jazz was passionate about Africana studies and sought ways to support underrepresented communities.

Firdaus Boufath

Firdaus Boufath 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.

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

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

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

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 »

Kimberly Randol

Kimberly serves as the capacity building coordinator for the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. She has been interested in helping underserved communities since she experienced a difficult childhood herself as a young woman of color who was born in Panama City, Panama—a small country in Central America that has experienced violence for decades due… Read more »

Jessica Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Joseph Griffin

Joseph Griffin serves as the Director of Peer Learning at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. He oversees a team dedicated to the development of spaces that center the expertise and experience of the HAVI’s member programs to promote program collaboration, growth, and healing. Joseph joined the HAVI with 16 years of experience in… Read more »

Janene Brown

Janene Brown, PhD, is the Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow 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 morbidity… Read more »

Seth DiLorenzo

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

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

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

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 »

Maria Dueñas Lopez

Maria Dueñas Lopez is a Program Associate of The 84 Movement within the Training and Capacity Building Department. Maria has committed their life to create more inclusive spaces that empower BIPOC groups to create sustainable change in their communities. Maria has worked within the tobacco control field as a youth activist for the last 7 years… Read more »

Edward Alexander

Edward Alexander is a Senior Communication Associate on the Health and Racial Equity cluster at HRiA. He provides communication support to a range of projects promoting health and racial equity across the organization. Prior to HRiA, Edward served as a Communication Specialist at the Mass General Center for Global Health and has extensive experience as… Read more »

Ana Maria Delarosa

Ana Maria Delarosa is a Managing Director of Healthy & Equitable Communities at HRiA. Ms.Delarosa’s career is rooted in supporting historically oppressed and marginalized communities through grantmaking, organizing, technical assistance, and capacity building. Her previous experience ranges from supporting localized farmworker movements, national immigration policy campaigns, and international climate justice advocacy. She has a BA… Read more »

Anna Thordarson

Anna Thordarson is an Administrative Coordinator in the Training and Capacity Building team at HRiA. In this role, she supports the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence, the Opioid Overdose Prevention team, and the Rhode Island HEZ Project. As a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Political Science… Read more »

Andrea Maruniak

Andrea Maruniak is the Senior Communications Manager with the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. She joined the organization in January 2021 with over a decade of experience in communications and media, including at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she served… Read more »

Tina Nappi

Tina Nappi, MSW, LICSW is the Director of Organizational Growth and Equity at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. For more than 25 years, Tina has been committed to work that centers the safety, well-being and self-determination of people impacted by interpersonal and structural violence. As an advocate, program director and consultant, she has… Read more »

Kyle Fischer

Kyle Fischer, MD, MPH, serves as the Policy Director for the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. He leads the organization in coordinating, developing, and advocating for evidence-informed policy to end community violence. In addition to this role, he continues to practice as an emergency physician and fellowship director in health policy with the University… Read more »

Margy Wilcox

Margy Wilcox serves as Senior Manager, Capacity Building Operations for the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. Previously, she worked in youth and young adult development with a focus on supports in alternative education and workforce development programming in Philadelphia. With her background in supporting young people, staff, and programs focused on education and career… Read more »

Princess Fortin

Princess Fortin serves as the Director of Strategic Planning for the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. She works to develop and operationalize projects with external partners and oversee the coordination of research projects. Princess is a public health professional with a focus on social justice and advancing racial equity. Prior to joining the HAVI,… Read more »

Mark Ohrtman

Mark Ohrtman serves as the Director of Planning and Design at the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. Prior to joining the HAVI, Mark worked for over 10 years at the University of Chicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative, addressing health disparities on the South Side of Chicago by developing, scaling, managing, and directing campus-community… Read more »

Kyndra Simmons

Kyndra Simmons is a nationally recognized expert in urban violence prevention, bringing over 25 years of experience working with at-risk youth and families to her role as Director of Frontline Training and Technical Assistance at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. She oversees the development and implementation of the HAVI’s Violence Prevention Professional (VPP)… Read more »

Malik Russell

Malik Russell is Director of Strategic Communications of the HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. He is a journalist, author and a community-based educator and has served as communications director for several notable racial justice, criminal justice, and environmental policy organizations. As a communications and media consultant, Malik worked for a variety of non-profits,… Read more »

Marla Becker

Marla Becker, MPH, is the founder of the HAVI and serves as a senior advisor for training and technical assistance. From 1998 to 2011, she worked at Youth ALIVE!, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to preventing youth violence and promoting youth leadership. During her tenure there, she served initially as associate director and ultimately as the… Read more »

Norman Kerr

Norman Livingston Kerr serves as the CVI Ecosystem Director at the HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. In this role, he implements customized strategies designed to address trauma and increase community safety in various municipalities. Mr. Kerr received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois State University and his Master’s degree in Clinical Social… Read more »

Maribel De La Huerta

Maribel De la Huerta is a Contracts Administrator on the Administration and Finance team at HRiA. Ms. De la Huerta has a Master of Public Administration with a Public Policy and Management concentration, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at El Paso. She has over 10 years of experience working… Read more »

Andre Bennett

Andre Bennett is the Director of the LEAH Project at HRiA. Andre has a wealth of experience in Youth Development, Program Administration and Executive Leadership. In addition to his role as Director of the LEAH Project, Andre serves on a number of state and local boards including President of the Essex County Community Organization –… Read more »

Destiny Teasley

Destiny Teasley is a Systems and Operations Coordinator for the Health and Racial Equity team at HRiA. She has experience in communication development, strategic planning, system implementation and tracking and trending data analysis. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked as a Quality Assurance Associate for BPL Plasma where she was responsible for ensuring quality procedures… Read more »

Leticia Gatlin

Leticia Gatlin is a Program Coordinator for the COVID-19 Community Grants Program at HRiA. She provides administrative support for the program’s team. Prior to joining HRiA, Ms. Gatlin worked as an Administrative Assistant for another nonprofit organization. This nonprofit eventually became one of the COVID-19 Grants Program’s grantees. Ms. Gatlin earned a BA in Writing,… Read more »

Amber Ross

Amber Ross is a Contract Administrator on the Administration and Finance team at HRiA, working with our fiscally sponsored programs. Mrs. Ross has spent her entire career in the non-profit sector and has extensive experience developing and tracking projects, proposals, budgets, and contracts. Prior to joining HRiA, she spearheaded the development of a grant training… Read more »

Lauren Bard

Lauren Bard is a Senior Training Manager on the Training and Capacity Building team at HRiA. She works on the BEST Initiative and Youth Worker Certification program as well as the Community Health Training Initiative. Lauren has many years of experience supporting young people and families in the City of Boston. Before joining HRiA, Lauren… Read more »

Jonathan Ogunleye

Jonathan Ogunleye is a Program Associate for the LEAH Project at HRiA. Before joining HRiA, he received his Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2019. While attending BU, Jonathan interned at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, supporting students in several different areas, but mainly with college access. He has also previously… Read more »