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Who We Are

Healthy Places by Design advances community-led action and proven, place-based strategies to ensure health and wellbeing for all.

We are strategic partners for communities and those who invest in them, helping turn visions of health into equitable and lasting impact. At local, state, and national scales, we connect community leaders with inspiring success stories, lessons learned, and each other to deepen their capacity as changemakers. Drawing on our experience supporting hundreds of partnerships, we strengthen assets and enhance efforts to grow an enduring culture of health and wellbeing.

Our Vision

A nation of healthy, equitable communities where everyone reaches their full potential.

We believe that health and wellbeing are essential human rights. We seek to create impact where it is most needed, respecting and honoring the voices of people who face the starkest health disparities and whose stories too often go unheard.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to advance community-led action and proven, place-based strategies to ensure health and wellbeing for all.

We are strategic partners for communities and those who invest in them, helping turn visions of health into equitable and lasting impact. At local, state, and national scales, we connect community leaders with inspiring success stories, lessons learned, and each other to deepen their capacity as changemakers. Drawing on our experience supporting hundreds of partnerships, we strengthen assets and enhance efforts to grow an enduring culture of health and wellbeing.

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Staff

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Casey Allred

Project and Operations Manager

Event planner extraordinaire with southern hospitality and charm

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Daijah Street Davis

Project Manager

Joyful educator and learner advocating for system-level change

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Joanne Lee

Collaborative Learning Director

Adventurous strategist, cross-cultural explorer, and human and animal welfare champion

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Philip Bors

Technical Assistance Director

Community collaborator, enthusiastic brainstormer, and devotee of down time

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Richard Bell

Senior Project Officer

Student of systems change and advocate of the small, slow, and connected

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Risa Wilkerson

Executive Director

Action-driven optimist, abundance thinker, simplicity-seeker, and weekend wanderer

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Sarah Moore

Communications and Marketing Manager

Eclectic creative and plant lady with incurable wanderlust

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Sarah Strunk

Strategic Advisor

Healthy communities networker, integrator, and distance runner on the go

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Tim Schwantes

Project Officer

Life-long learner, connector, listener, privilege-checker, and triathlete

Advisory Board and External Advisors

Allen Smart

Allen Smart

Advisory Board Member

Rural Philanthropic Strategist

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Chuck Alexander

External Advisor

Principal and Director, Public Health, Burness

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Darrin W. Anderson

Advisory Board Member

State Deputy Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids

Geni Eng

Geni Eng

Advisory Board Member

Professor of Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jamie Bussel

Jamie Bussel

External Advisor

Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Josh Sattely

Josh Sattely

External Advisor

Compliance & Legal Affairs Specialist, TSNE Missionworks

Kate Kraft

Kate Kraft

Advisory Board Member

Executive Director, America Walks

Niiobli Armah

Niiobli Armah IV

Advisory Board Chair

Strategist with Bloomberg Associates

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