Type: Employee

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 »

Hikari Mamata

Hikari Mamata is a Product Manager for the Helplines at HRiA. He oversees the development and maintenance of the expanding portfolio of statewide substance use and problem gambling helpline websites. Prior to joining HRiA, Hikari helped grow and scale-up a web-based remote risk screening platform and service that engaged multinational corporations to uncover and address… Read more »

Val Corpron

Val Corpron is the Administrative & Office Manager at HRiA. They hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Smith College, where they gained valuable insights into human behavior and social structures. Originally from New York City, Val has deep expertise in administration and management, with a strong focus on on diversity and equity…. Read more »

Erika Sturm

Erika Sturm is a Senior Director of Budgets and Contracts at HRiA. Erika has over a decade of experience in non-profit grants management, finance, and budgeting and planning. Prior to joining HRiA, Erika led a team in the planning and administration of an $88M portfolio of public awards. Erika earned her Masters in Business Administration… Read more »

Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis is an Information Technology Manager at HRiA. With over 15 years of experience in IT support, Josh assists in ensuring optimal operations of HRiA’s IT infrastructure while implementing projects to support organizational growth. Previously, he spent nearly 10 years as a field technician and operations manager for InFocus Consultant Services, which provides a… Read more »

Bailey Mulqueen

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Bailey Mulqueen is a Budget Analyst at HRiA. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Statistics & Economics and a MA in Public Policy. She worked previously as a Budget Analyst with the State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management through Health and Human Services.

Rana Saeed

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 Perez Belyea

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

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

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

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

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.

Lauren Ferreira Cardoso

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

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

Dimitrios Booras is a Senior 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

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

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

Phoebe Fong is a Project Manager on the Web team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA in 2022, 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… Read more »

Tracy Kelley

Tracy Kelley 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 Loren Dreier

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

Albaney Gray is a Program Associate on the Grantmaking team 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 passion… Read more »

Donn Young

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

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

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

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

Erna Alfred Liousas is the Managing Director, Marketing and Business Development 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… Read more »

Amy Zheng

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

Toni Rivera serves as the Managing Director, Communities of Practice for the 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… Read more »

Eli Adler-Cohen

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.

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.

Firdaus B. is a Screening and Information Specialist II 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… 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 »

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 Associate 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 »

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 »