Shana Bartley serves as Executive Director. She brings experience in policy analysis, advocacy and direct service. Her work focuses on child and maternal health, child abuse and neglect prevention and organizational development and capacity-building.
Following her undergraduate studies, Shana began working in DC as a youth organizer and program coordinator assisting teen women in their efforts to advocate for improved access to health education and services. This work included coordinating an afterschool program in local public and public charter high schools as well as a summer program to help teens build skills and capacity as individuals and community advocates. As a native of the Washington-Metropolitan area, she is passionate about closing the achievement gap and improving the lives of all DC children.
She holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Science in Public Health degree in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.