The Foundation has a longstanding relationship with the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and every summer hosts a student in between his or her first and second year of the program.
The Master of Public Health Fellow becomes a critical member of our program team, assisting with the review of grant reports and requests.
The Fellow also works on research and other special projects, as needed.
Elena provides administrative support to both the Foundation and the Regional Primary Care Coalition (RPCC). She joined CHF in September 2012. In her spare time, Elena enjoys playing volleyball and tennis, travelling and spending time with her family.
Director of Finance and Administration
Kate recently joined the Foundation in January 2013. She oversees the Foundation’s finance and administration. She has over twenty years of experience in financial management of non profit organizations, working both internationally and locally. Kate holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and is a long-time resident of Washington DC.
Ria works on the Foundation’s grantmaking program. She has years of grantmaking experience that focused on advocacy work on health care reform and reproductive and sexual health issues. Ria volunteers with nonprofit organizations, including migrants’ rights groups.
Executive Assistant to the President
Nivo provides organizational support to the President and acts as the staff liaison to the Consumer Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, Nivo currently manages the Foundation’s overall grants management system, handles the IT coordination and manages the Foundation’s website. Nivo is member of the Grants Managers Network, a national affinity group dedicated to promoting best practices in grants management. She joined CHF in 2006. In her spare time, Nivo enjoys tasting ethnic foods at different restaurants in Virginia, scrapbooking, and home decorating.
President & CEO
Yanique has overall responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and administrative operations of the Foundation. She joined the CHF team in 2012 as its second President and CEO.
Prior to joining CHF, Yanique worked for the Annie E. Casey Foundation where she managed the health and mental health portfolio of grants and led the evaluation of Evidence2Success. She also provided leadership for the Race, Class, and Culture Committee of the Evidence-Based Practice Team. Prior to joining the Casey Foundation in 2010, Yanique worked in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to that, she directed a community-based participatory research initiative in Atlanta that was funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health
Yanique has expertise in a qualitative research methodology called Photovoice which provides community people with cameras to 1) document their own health and social realities, 2) analyze the root causes of both strengths and weaknesses in their communities, and 3) advocate locally for healthy public policy. Yanique has delivered numerous presentations and trainings on the method for community, academic, and philanthropic audiences and significantly contributed to the TB Photovoice Project and the Dirty Truth Campaign, a built environment policy advocacy campaign resulting from a Photovoice project with residents in five Atlanta neighborhoods.
Yanique has degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (BS) and University of Michigan School of Public Health (PhD, MPH). Throughout her training and career, she has focused on addressing the social determinants of health including racial/ethnic equity. In her spare time, Yanique enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading books and popular magazines and going to her favorite Zumba class.