Jamiah Tappin

Jamiah Tappin, MSW

Director, Health & Racial Equity; Grantmaking


Jamiah Tappin is a Director on both the Grantmaking and Health & Racial Equity teams at HRiA. Jamiah works to strengthen neighborhood partnerships across sectors, building shared understanding of values rooted in equity and movement toward collective impact. She supports the Community Health Grantmaking 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. 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.