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2022 Partners for Advancing Health Equity Summit: Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Shannon Antoine-Hardy, Assistant Professor at Dillard University

Shannon Antoine-Hardy, Assistant Professor at Dillard University

Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director at the New Orleans Water Collaborative

Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director at the New Orleans Water Collaborative

Jeffery Darensbourg, councilperson of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation and Fellow of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana

Jeffery Darensbourg, Fellow of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Thomas A. LaVeist, Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Thomas A. LaVeist, Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, Tulane University School of Public Health
and Tropical Medicine
Twitter: @tlaveist

Alonzo Plough, VP, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer

Alonzo Plough, VP Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

John Sabo, Director at the Tulane ByWater Institute

John Sabo, Director at the Tulane ByWater Institute

Sheldon Watts headshot

Sheldon Watts, Program Officer, Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael White, headshot

Michael White, Keller Endowed Chair, Xavier University and New Orleans Jazz clarinetist, Composer, and Jazz Historian

Breakout Sessions Speakers and Panelists

Andrew Anderson, faculty headshot

Andrew Anderson, Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health
and Tropical Medicine
Twitter: @andrew_andersn

Alfredo Ortiz, headshot

Alfredo Ortiz Aragón, Associate Professor at Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate World

Jennifer Avegno, Director New Orleans Health Department

Jennifer Avegno, Director New Orleans
Health Department

Vence Bonham, Acting Deputy Director in the Office of the Director, and Associate Investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Vence Bonham, Acting Deputy Director in the Office of the Director, and Associate Investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Margot Brown, Vice President Justice and Equity at the Environmental Defense Fund

Margot Brown, Vice President Justice and Equity at the Environmental Defense Fund

Kristin Buras, Associate Professor in Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University

Kristin Buras, Associate Professor in Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University

Gail Christopher, headshot

Gail C. Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity
Twitter: @DrGCChristopher

Joao_Connolly headshot

Joao Paulo Connolly, Organizing Director at Austin Justice Coalition
Twittter: @ConnollyJoao

Deven Davis headshot

Devin Davis, Director of Political Operations, Voters Organized to Educate
Twittter: @devinchdavis

Amanda Dumas headshot

Amanda Dumas, Interim Chief Medical
Officer for Louisiana Medicaid, Louisiana Department of Health

Alice Feng headshot

Alice Feng, Data Visualization Developer at the Urban Institute
Twittter: @fleecealeece

Phoebe Ferguson, Executive Director at the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation

Phoebe Ferguson, Executive Director at the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation

Sandro Galea, headshot

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School
of Public Health, Twitter: @sandrogalea

Austin Justice Coalition logo in place of Chris Harris', headshot

Chris Harris, Policy Director at Austin Justice Coalition
Twitter:  @chrisharris101

Irene Headen, headshot

Irene Headen, Assistant Professor of Black Health in the Department of Community Health
and Prevention, Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health

Adrienne Hollis, headshot

Adrienne Hollis, Vice President for Environmental Justice, Climate and Community Revitalization, Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation
of Public Health, Twitter: @EJ_Toxicdoc

Cara James headshot

Cara James, President & CEO Grantmakers
in Health, Twitter: @GIHealth

Dasjon Jordan, Executive Director at Broad Community Connections

Dasjon Jordan, Executive Director at Broad Community Connections

Derek Kauneckis, Senior Science Advisor at I See Change

Derek Kauneckis, Senior Science Advisor at I See Change

Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture

Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture

Gabriel Maldonado, Chief Executive Officer TruEvolution

Gabriel Maldonado, Chief Executive Officer TruEvolution

LeShawn McIver, headshot

LaShawn McIver, Director, Office of Minority Health at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President and Social Justice Lead at the Metropolitan Group

Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President and Social Justice Lead at the Metropolitan Group

Gregorio Millett, Director Public Policy Office at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Gregorio Millett, Director Public Policy Office
at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Austin Justice Coalition logo in place of Chas Moore headshot

Chas Moore, Executive Director at Austin Justice Coalition
Twitter:  @iGiveYouMoore

Harold Neighbors, headshot

Harold Neighbors, Senior Advisor for Public Health Research and Training at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Bob Ortega, headshot

Bob Ortega, Senior Writer at CNN Investigates, Advisory Board Chairman and Senior Fellow at the USC Center for Health Journalism
Twitter: @Bob_Ortega

Caroline Reed, Project Manager at I See Change

Caroline Reed, Project Manager at I See Change

Raynard Sanders, headshot

Raynard Sanders, Board Chair, Plessy and Ferguson Foundation

Dawn Smith, Clinical Biomedical Prevention Activity Lead, HIV Research Branch, Division of HIV Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dawn Smith, Clinical Biomedical Prevention
Activity Lead, HIV Research Branch,
Division of HIV Prevention at the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention

Kristefer Stojanovski, Research Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Kristefer Stojanovski, Research Assistant Professor, Tulane University School
of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Twitter: @KrisStoj

Kat Theall, headshot

Katherine Theall, Cecile Usdin Professorship in Women’s Health; Director of the Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity; Research and Senior Director at the Violence Prevention Institute; Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Michelle Vasquez, PhD student at the University of the Incarnate World

Michelle Vasquez, PhD student at the University of the Incarnate World

Emily Taylor Welty, headshot

Emilie Taylor Welty, Director of Architecture and Favrot Professor of Practice, Tulane University School of Architecture and Design Build Manager at the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design

Lillie Williamson, headshot

Lillie Williamson, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ann Yoachim headshot

Ann Yoachim, Director at the Small Center for Collaborative Design and Professor of Practice at Tulane University School of Architecture