Type: Employee

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 »

Neena Schultz

Neena Schultz is the Strategic Projects Manager for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. Neena is a public health social worker with a broad range of experience in public health and social work fields, with a focus on program development and applied research. She has worked on… Read more »

Vanessa Chee

Vanessa Alicia Chee is a Senior Research Scientist on the Research & Evaluation team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she graduated with her doctorate (PhD) in Public Health in 2018 from the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida. She has worked with and among Indigenous, African-Americans and Latinos… Read more »

Philippe Lambert

Philippe Lambert is the Project Manager for the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at HRiA. Prior to HRiA, he has twenty years of experience in the substance use disorder and behavioral health fields. His experience has included coordinating interagency communications and facilitating behavioral health assessments and safe alternative placement for runaway youth, substance… Read more »

Kendall Roberts

Kendall Roberts joins the HAVI as the Senior Capacity Building Coordinator. Prior to joining the HAVI, Kendall provided consulting and strategic planning for community-based organizations to support them in developing safety protocols to address harm. She has a master’s in social work and six years of experience providing services to BIPOC people who have experienced… Read more »

Andrea Martemus-Peters

Andrea Martemus-Peters is the Manager, Peer Learning for The HAVI, a fiscally-sponsored program at HRiA. She is a licensed social worker and earned her Master of Science and Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked for The Cleveland Clinic in Community Outreach. She worked with a multidisciplinary team to… Read more »

Ruhi Nath

Ruhi Nath is the Manager of Equity and Impact at the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW). Ms. Nath is passionate about health equity, social justice, and advocating for historically marginalized communities of color. Her significant experience in academic, non-profit, and government settings has helped her build skills in community level capacity building, program… Read more »

Camerino Salazar

Camerino I. Salazar is a Director of Research and Evaluation at HRiA. His training, scholarly interests, and work experience have focused on health inequities, health service delivery and social determinants of health. He holds a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (Texas) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D…. Read more »

Alberte Altiné-Gibson

Alberte Altiné-Gibson is a Managing Director of Racial Equity Grantmaking at HRiA and serves as director for the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked at the Bowdoin Street Health Center (BSHC) where she was responsible for overseeing all community health related activities/projects addressing social determinants and grants management…. Read more »

Kim Sudderth

Kim Sudderth is a Senior Manager, Strategy & Facilitation on the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked for climate advocacy focusing on amplifying the voices and empowering the leadership of women and mothers. She holds a B.A. in Sociology with a Specialization in Diversity and Inequality from… Read more »

Lindsay Redman Rivera

Lindsay Redman Rivera joined the Biomedical Research Grantmaking team as a Grants Officer in 2021. Prior to joining HRiA, she received a B.S. in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University followed by a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University, where she studied mechanisms of tumorigenesis in epithelial cancers. Dr. Redman Rivera has a broad scientific… Read more »

Eliza Campbell

Eliza Campbell is a Senior Manager of Planning & Facilitation on the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she worked in sexual violence prevention where she gained experience building partnerships, managing volunteers, and facilitating workshops with providers, schools, art museums, church groups, and more. Eliza holds a Master of… Read more »

Kristin Mikolowsky

Kristin Mikolowsky is a Director on the Research and Evaluation team at HRiA. She has extensive experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research with a focus on analyzing data to help health care and public health organizations identify priorities for programming, policy change, and funding. Ms. Mikolowsky has led numerous community health needs assessments for health… Read more »

Ariadna Capasso

Ariadna Capasso is a Director of Research and Evaluation at HRiA. She is a behavioral scientist with extensive expertise in research and evaluation with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and substance use disorders. In her role, she oversees a number of health assessments and evaluations. She has significant experience in planning, implementing and… Read more »

Sophie Bravo

Sophie Bravo is an Administrative Coordinator in the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA. Before joining the organization, she worked at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Women and Public Policy Program as an Intern and later Research Assistant. Her work at WAPPP was centered on sourcing and promoting experimental research seeking to… Read more »

Stephanie Walker

Stephanie Walker is a Research Associate on the Research & Evaluation team at HRIA. She has extensive experience in data visualization, qualitative data methods, project management, writing for technical and general audiences, and collaborating with community organizations. Prior to joining HRiA, she evaluated education-focused programs and served as part of the evaluation team on a… Read more »

Nora Daly

Nora Daly is a Research Analyst on the Research & Evaluation team at HRiA. She supports a variety of assessment and evaluation projects with a focus on quantitative data analysis. Prior to joining HRiA, Nora worked as Director of Programs and Community Engagement for the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, where she led the organization’s… Read more »

Tesia Burzynski

Tesia Burzynski is the Budget and Contracts Coordinator on the Administration and Finance team at HRIA. She has extensive experience in diversity and equity work through volunteer leadership positions, travelling domestically and to Durán, Ecuador to assist in community building work. Tesia has previously worked in operations in a quality critical manufacturing environment

Sowmya H.

Sowmya is a Screening & Information Specialist with the Helplines at HRiA. Sowmya started at HRiA in the Summer of 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Keene State College and plans to obtain a Master’s in the future. She is enthusiastic about wanting everyone to have equal access to opportunities and… Read more »

Tina Ta

Tina Ta is part of HRiA’s Biomedical Research Grantmaking team as a Grants Officer. She holds a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. Her research has focused on addictive disorders and developing techniques to target specific brain structures. Tina has experience in project management, event planning, and customer service. She is passionate about racial… Read more »

Ilana Raskind

Ilana Raskind is a Senior Research Scientist at HRiA. She has extensive experience in the academic and non-profit sectors and is skilled in research design, data collection, and advanced quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques, including geospatial analysis. She has applied these skills to diverse public health issues including food insecurity, tobacco control policy, physical activity,… Read more »

Paul Gregg

Paul Gregg is a Program Associate with the LEAH Project at HRiA. He works with youth in the LEAH Project’s biomedical research track, supporting them in pursuing STEM internships, mentorship opportunities, and college and career readiness. Prior to joining HRiA, Paul conducted behavioral science research within the fields of effective philanthropy and education in labs… Read more »

Ericia Bramwell

Ericia Bramwell is the Development and Marketing Coordinator at HRiA. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Denison University as well as extensive experience in nonprofit marketing, communications, and diversity and equity work.

Eva Chow

Eva Chow is a Research Assistant at HRiA, providing data and research related support on the Research & Evaluation team. Prior to joining HRiA, Eva worked in both research and diversity, equity, and inclusion settings. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst…. Read more »

Geri Medina

Geri Medina is a Capacity Building Assistance Manager in the Policy and Practice Team at HRiA. She supports the COVID-19 Community Grants Program and serves as a liaison to a cohort of community-based, faith-based, or other public health and health care organizations to assess needs and opportunities for capacity building support. Prior to HRiA, Geri… Read more »

Paula Giraldo

Paula Giraldo is a Public Health Associate in the Policy & Practice team at HRiA sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Associate Program. Born in Cali, she was raised in northern New Jersey and eventually settled in her favorite city, Boston. She graduated from Boston University in May 2021, where she majored in Biology and… Read more »

Angela K.

Angela K. is the Clinical Manager of the Helplines. She brings to this work a passion for addressing the ways that mental health and systemic social change are interrelated. Over the past twenty years, she has been active in intersecting justice movements, which has included organizing for peace, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, affordable housing, and… Read more »

Chenchen Hensz

Chenchen Hensz is a Grants Coordinator on the Biomedical Research Grantmaking team at HRiA. In her role, she supports the activities of the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds. Prior to joining HRiA, Chenchen worked in human services and higher education settings, with experiences in cross-cultural community development, event planning, and fund management. Chenchen… Read more »

Juard Barnes

Juard Barnes is a Senior Advisor, Training & Technical Assistance for The HAVI, a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. He is a Preacher/Lecturer/Pastor and Freedom Fighter who works with the most marginalized of our community to build a Moral Vision of Inclusion geared to impacting the systemic injustice facing our communities. For Juard, the true… Read more »

Kaitlyn Figueroa

Kaitlyn Figueroa is a Grants Coordinator supporting the MassHealth Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP) along with providing general program support to scientific grantmaking programs. She has a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies from the University of Vermont and comes to HRIA with experience in development grant writing,… Read more »

Ben Wood

Ben Wood is a Senior Director, Policy and Practice at HRiA. In his role, he supports communities, local and state governments, foundations and others in shifting the narrative of what public health and health care systems prioritize for action with an emphasis on solutions that impact the root causes of health and racial inequities. This… Read more »

Erica Rogers

Erica Rogers is the Marketing Manager for the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA, she honed her marketing skills for an Illinois-based Realtor Association and is glad to be returning to public health. She has worked in local public health as a Health Educator and as the Medical… Read more »

Amber Green

Amber Green is a Technical Assistance Associate for the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at HRiA. Ms. Green received her BS in Health Education in 2018 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Prior to HRiA, she has worked for multiple hospitals in different roles along with having personal experiences/relations that tie her to the… Read more »