Partners for Health Team Updates!

Congratulations Jackie!

Jackie Gifuni-Koutsouris has recently been promoted from Program Associate to Program and Evaluation Officer. Jackie joined the Foundation more than six years ago and has advanced through progressively more responsible positions in our grantmaking process, where she has played a key role during our strategic planning process.

In this new role, Jackie will manage Foundation data collection and analysis, conduct systematic and ongoing research about policy areas to inform Foundation learning, and integrate grantee feedback into grant-making strategy and processes.

Jackie brings a wealth of evaluation experience to the Foundation, and we are excited about her new role at the company. Please join us in congratulating her on her promotion!

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Welcome Kayla!

Kayla Blake will be joining Partners for Health this summer and fall as a graduate intern. She is pursuing her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education at Montclair State University. Her major study interests are food insecurity and food systems, but she also has a strong interest in equal access to healthcare and pediatric health. She is originally from Wanaque, NJ, but became a Montclair resident this past fall and loves living in the community.

During the day, Kayla works full time as a Lead Applicant Scheduler for Elite Healthcare Consultants where she works directly under the Lead Acquisitions manager and helps lead the team on a daily basis. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and is very passionate about music.

She is excited to join Partners for Health and assist with their learning and advocacy efforts, as well as help in supporting local communities.

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