President, MA Public Health Association; Exec. Director, Public Health Institute of Western MA
Jessica brings twenty years of experience in health promotion, social justice work, coalition building, strategic program planning, implementation, and evaluation. As Executive Director of Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc, she oversees all initiatives including Preschool Oral Health and Live Well Springfield: Eat Smart. Stay Fit. and Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition initiatives, leads on community capacity building, collaborative work, and policy advocacy, and oversees communication strategy, resource development, regional systems change and statewide policy agenda. Prior to this, she was the Director of the Somerville Health Agenda at Cambridge Health Alliance. She holds a Masters of Science in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University and a B.A. in History from Wellesley College.