Fatimah Loren Dreier

Executive Director


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, the elevation of community voice, and the mobilization of community power that catalyzes those who have been harmed to be authors of their own transformation. Fatimah is fighting for a system that centers racial equity, preventive public health strategies, and trauma-informed support to break intergenerational cycles of harm. Prior to joining the HAVI, she was deputy director of Equal Justice USA, a national criminal justice reform organization. Fatimah narrowly lost a bid for the Pennsylvania state legislature at the age of 27 and has received numerous honors and distinctions, including the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leaders Fellowship. She is a psychotherapist by training and a proud Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.