Type: Employee

Janene Brown

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 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 »

Edward Alexander

Edward Alexander is a Senior Manager of Health Communication 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… 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 a Program Associate on the Training and Capacity Building team at HRiA. In this role, she supports the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence, the BeHERE Initiative, and the Rhode Island HEZ Project. As a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Political Science and a… 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, serves as the HAVI’s Managing Director of Organizational Growth and Equity. She brings 30 years of experience in public health, health care responses to violence, and programming that centers the wisdom and leadership of survivors of interpersonal and structural violence. Tina has designed, implemented, led, and evaluated health care-based violence intervention programs…. 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 »

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 Senior 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… 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 »

Destiny King

Destiny King 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 Director of Budgets, Analysis, & Reporting at HRiA. Amber 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 series to ensure program staff were knowledgeable in all… 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 »

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 »

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 is a Senior Grants Officer on the Biomedical Research Grantmaking team at HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA in 2021, 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… 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 »

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 »

Tesia Burzynski

Tesia Burzynski is a Budget and Contracts Associate 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 II 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… 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 Analyst 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 Senior Program 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 worked… Read more »

Paula Giraldo

Paula Giraldo is a Program Associate in the Policy & Practice team at HRiA. She joined HRiA in 2021 as a part of the CDC’s Public Health Associate Program. She graduated from Boston University in May 2021, where she majored in Biology and minored in Public Health. Paula discovered her passion for public health in… Read more »

Angela K.

Angela K. is the Senior 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,… Read more »

Chenchen Hensz

Chenchen Hensz is a Program Associate 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 »