Jamiah Tappin

Jamiah Tappin, MSW

Associate Director, Health Equity


Jamiah Tappin supports community and organizational processes that lead to stronger neighborhood partnerships across sectors, shared understanding of values rooted in equity, and movement building for collective impact. Currently, Jamiah serves as the Associate Director of Health Equity at Health Resources in Action, providing leadership, management, and support in implementing HRiA’s overall health equity plan to catalyze culture change across the organization and its work. She also supports the Investments in Community Health team in facilitating processes and allocation of resources between Boston-based hospitals and community organizations, including the Bowdoin Geneva Community Advisory Board and Innovative Stable Housing Initiative. Jamiah co-leads HRiA’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, dedicated to increasing organizational effectiveness by reviewing, updating, and making recommendations on best practices, policies or programs with a racial and health equity lens. Prior to joining HRiA, Ms. Tappin worked in Hartford, CT empowering youth and residents around public safety concerns, housing issues and clean neighborhood initiatives, as well as been an advocate for equity in education and LGBT rights. She has a Master in Social Work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.