Staff

Leadership Team

J. Nadine Gracia
President and CEO

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonprofit, nonpartisan public health policy, research and advocacy organization that promotes optimal health for every person and community.

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Executive Vice President & COO

Executive Vice President & COO

This position is currently vacant

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Communications and Policy Research

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Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research

Rhea Farberman, APR

Rhea K. Farberman is the Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research at TFAH. In that role, she manages TFAH’s reports creation process and executes TFAH’s strategies to communicate its work to policymakers, stakeholder organizations and the news media. Farberman is an experienced communications strategist and manager with specific experience in the health, social science and science sectors.

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Matt McKillop
Senior Health Policy Researcher and Analyst

Matt McKillop, MPP

Matt McKillop is a Senior Health Policy Researcher and Analyst. He is the lead writer on selected TFAH reports and helps to manage TFAH’s overall research and strategic communications program.

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Molly Warren
Senior Health Policy Researcher and Analyst

Molly Warren, SM

Molly Warren is a Senior Health Policy Researcher and Analyst at TFAH. Prior to joining TFAH, Molly served in policy and research roles at Enroll America, an organization focused on maximizing healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Social Media and Web Publishing Manager

Tamara Coombs

Tamara Coombs is the Social Media and Web Publishing Manager at Trust for America’s Health. She leads engagement and communications through TFAH’s social media presence on platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Tim Hughes
External Relations and Outreach Manager

Tim Hughes, MPH

Tim Hughes is the External Relations and Outreach Manager at TFAH. He works to connect with current and new strategic partners to mobilize advocates in support of TFAH’s priorities and manage efforts to engage elected officials, public health partners, and non-traditional partners on prevention priorities.

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Government Relations

Dara Lieberman
Director of Government Relations

Dara Lieberman, MPP

Dara Alpert Lieberman is TFAH’s Director of Government Relations, overseeing the development and implementation of federal government relations strategies and working to advance and ensure implementation of TFAH policy priorities.

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Senior Government Relations Manager

Cecelia Thomas, JD

Cecelia Thomas is a TFAH Senior Government Relations Manager focusing on advocacy around infectious disease and other public health issues, including funding for prevention.

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Government Relations Manager

Jonah Cunningham, MPP

Jonah Cunningham is a TFAH Government Relations Manager focusing on behavioral health issues and ways to reduce mortality from substance misuse and suicide.

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Kevin McIntyre
Associate Government Relations Manager

Kevin McIntyre

Kevin McIntyre is the Associate Government Relations Manager at TFAH, where he assists in advancing the organization’s legislative priorities. Before joining TFAH, Mr. McIntyre worked at the Alliance for Health Reform as a Program Assistant for Health Policy & Congressional Outreach, providing support for the group’s events on Capitol Hill.

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Policy Development

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Director of Policy Development

Jeanette Kowalik PhD, MPH, MCHES

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik is the Director of Policy Development at TFAH. In her role, Dr. Kowalik collaborates with and convenes leaders in public health and allied fields to identify, develop, and advance public health policy initiatives.

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Senior Policy Development Manager

Adam Lustig, MS

Adam Lustig is a Senior Policy Development Manager at TFAH. His responsibilities include leading TFAH’s Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS) project.

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Megan Wolfe
Senior Policy Development Manager

Megan Wolfe, JD

Megan Wolfe is the Senior Policy Development Manager at TFAH, where she works with the Policy Development team to advance a modernized, accountable public health system. Ms. Wolfe has been engaged in public policy and advocacy for over 20 years and has represented Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations.

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Policy Development Manager

Karon L. Phillips Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Dr. Karon L. Phillips is the Policy Development Manager at TFAH, where she works with the Policy Development team on the age-friendly public health systems initiative. Dr. Phillips has been engaged with the field of aging for over 15 years.

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Policy Development Manager

Marilyn Cabrera, MPH

Marilyn Cabrera is a Policy Development Manager at TFAH. One of her primary assignments is working on the Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS) project.

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Administrative Team

Emmanuel Sarfo
Finance, Human Resources & Compliance Manger

Emmanuel Sarfo

Emmanuel Sarfo is Financial, Human Resources, and Compliance Manager at TFAH. Emmanuel manages financial operations, ensures compliance with 501(c)(3) reporting requirements and federal and state labor laws, and manages employee enrollment in fringe benefits, payroll processing and all aspects of human resources.

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LaToya Ray
Manager of Organizational Operations

LaToya Ray, MA

LaToya Ray is the Manager of Organizational Operations at TFAH. Prior to joining TFAH, Ms. Ray served as Office Manager and Evaluation Coordinator for an independent evaluation firm working primarily with school districts, private non-profit organizations and universities.

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Administrative Assistant

Bernadette Jones

Bernadette Jones is the Administrative Assistant to TFAH’s Executive Vice President and COO.

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