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National REACH Coalition Board Members

 

The National REACH Coalition (NRC) is a national network of community-based organizations that promotes, develops, and implements innovative health equity programs in both urban and rural communities. Our staff and Board of Directors are leaders in the public health field, with years of experience focused on the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities within the United States.

National REACH Coalition Board of Directors Executive Committee

NRC Board Chair: Charmaine Ruddock

lark_gallowaygillamCharmaine Ruddock, MS, serves as Project Director of the Bronx Health REACH/NY CEED, The Institute for Family Health. Ms. Ruddock joined the Institute for Family Health in 2000 to direct Bronx Health REACH, a coalition of 70 community and faith-based organizations, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address racial and ethnic health disparities. As Project Director for Bronx Health REACH, Ms. Ruddock’s key responsibilities include developing a community coalition, linking health care providers, community leaders, community based organizations, social service agencies, government entities, local small businesses to a joint community approach; addressing socio-medical determinants of health disparity.

NRC Vice Chair: Martha Moore-Monroy

lark_gallowaygillamMartha Moore-Monroy, MA, Program Director for the REACH Pima County Cervical Cancer Prevention Partnership based at the University of Arizona, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Ms. Moore-Monroy is also a clinical lecturer at the University of Arizona, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College and Prescott College and a commissioner for the Pima County Women’s Commission. The primary focus of her professional career has been with promotoras/community health outreach workers and community-based coalitions dedicated to the elimination of health disparities facing underserved populations. Ms. Monroy has served as a consultant and collaborator to a variety of university, community and non-governmental organizations concerned with the elimination of health disparities.

Secretary: Tonya M French-Turner

lark_gallowaygillamTonya M. French-Turner is the Public Health Coordinator at the Genesee County Health Department. During her tenure, she has worked in Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Communicable Diseases Programs. For the past 13 years, she has served as a Public Health Program Coordinator for the REACH 2010/US and RANC projects in Genesee County. In her duties as the Public Health Coordinator, she is responsible for the overall administration of the projects, implementation of project activities, coordination of work at the state and national level, and serves as a community liaison. She serves on a number of committees with particular focus on racial & ethnic health disparities and health equity and social justice. She serves as the Mid-North Regional Director on the National REACH Coalition Board of Directors. Ms. French-Turner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) and Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Strategic Management.

Treasurer: Denise Wise

lark_gallowaygillamDenise Wise, Program Director of Diabetes Action, Resources and Training, Richmond, VA. DART is a six-week program where participants meet once a week for a two hour session. The overall goal is to teach diabetics day-to-day self-management of their disease. The core component of the DART program is a brief educational presentation on a variety of topics related to the prevention and/or management of diabetes. The program provides interactive education in the form of cooking demonstrations and physical activity. Peer educators are utilized to facilitate certain portions of the program. The office is described as a kitchen designed to provide an atmosphere of being at home sitting around the kitchen table having conversation. This design is called ‘The Kitchen Table” Model..
Regional Directors

Central Region: Open Position

Central Region: Open Position.

Northeastern Region: Open Position

Northeastern Region: Open Position.

Mid-North Region: Tonya M French-Turner

lark_gallowaygillamTonya M. French-Turner is the Public Health Coordinator at the Genesee County Health Department. During her tenure, she has worked in Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Communicable Diseases Programs. For the past 13 years, she has served as a Public Health Program Coordinator for the REACH 2010/US and RANC projects in Genesee County. In her duties as the Public Health Coordinator, she is responsible for the overall administration of the projects, implementation of project activities, coordination of work at the state and national level, and serves as a community liaison. She serves on a number of committees with particular focus on racial & ethnic health disparities and health equity and social justice. She serves as the Mid-North Regional Director on the National REACH Coalition Board of Directors. Ms. French-Turner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) and Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Strategic Management.

Northwest / West Region: Martha Moore-Monro

lark_gallowaygillamMartha Moore-Monroy, MA, Program Director for the REACH Pima County Cervical Cancer Prevention Partnership based at the University of Arizona, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Ms. Moore-Monroy is also a clinical lecturer at the University of Arizona, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College and Prescott College and a commissioner for the Pima County Women’s Commission. The primary focus of her professional career has been with promotoras/community health outreach workers and community-based coalitions dedicated to the elimination of health disparities facing underserved populations. Ms. Monroy has served as a consultant and collaborator to a variety of university, community and non-governmental organizations concerned with the elimination of health disparities.

Northwest Region: Antoinette Angulo

lark_gallowaygillamDAntoinette Angulo, MPH, Director of Preventative Health Services Sea Mar Community Health Centers Consultant and activist in Seattle, WA; Antoinette has worked with Latino populations in the U.S. and in Latin America for over 15 years in clinical and community health settings. She earned her Master in Public Health degree from the University of Washington and studied health policy as an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a board member of the National REACH Coalition, commissioner for the City of Seattle’s Park Board, associate with Creative Narrations, and advisor to both Prometheus Public Health Consulting Group and Just Health Action! While Antoinette was the Preventive Health Services Director at Sea Mar Community Health Centers, she provided oversight to 30+ clinical service delivery sites and health promotion efforts across the state of Washington. Antoinette is passionate about community building and is committed to eliminating health inequities through leadership, capacity building, advocacy, and health promotion and research.

At-Large: Diane Gaspard

lark_gallowaygillamDiane Gaspard, Chief-Community Health Services of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-USCA Medical Center.

At-Large: Simona C. Kwon

lark_gallowaygillamSimona C. Kwon, Dr.PH, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of General Internal Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and Director of the B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities. Working collaboratively with a coalition of local, national, and community-based organizations, the goal of this Center is the elimination of hepatitis B health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities through the development, evaluation and dissemination of multi-level, evidence-based best practices and activities. Dr. Kwon is also a co-investigator of the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the NYU Health Promotion and Prevention Research Center.

At-Large: Jane MacDonald Day

lark_gallowaygillamJane MacDonald Daye is the former Director of Administration, Grants Management, and Budget at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Jane has held multiple positions at many influential institutions such as at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee (Subcommittee Labor), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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