National Health Corps Director
Tisha has worked extensively in the areas of strategy development, capacity building, and designing, implementing and evaluating public health related projects, programs and research studies for a range of nonprofit, government, academic and philanthropic institutions internationally and in the United States.Prior to joining the National Health Corps team, Tisha worked internationally for six years as a senior projects manager at the Institute for Gender and Development at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago where she gained direct research and project management experience focusing on the interpersonal dimensions of unequal gender, race, and socioeconomic relations which shape persons’ sexuality, social attitudes, economic positions and degrees of empowerment and vulnerability to violence and disease. Tisha’s domestic public health experience includes working at Family Planning Council in Philadelphia as a Senior Training Coordinator, Drexel University School of Public Health as a Research Assistant; the Department of Health and Human Services as a Health Policy Fellow and consultant; and five years as an Associate Editor of a national health care trade publication. Tisha holds a Master in Public Health, Health Policy and Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.
Caitlin Hoge became the Program Director for National Health Corps Chicago (NHC Chicago), a National Health Corps (NHC) AmeriCorps program, in July of 2015 after holding the NHC Chicago Program Associate position since August of 2012. She is responsible for NHC Chicago’s program management, communications, host-site partnership development, and member training. Prior to joining PHIMC, she worked as a coordinator at Lakeview Pantry. Ms. Hoge holds a Masters of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Miami University.
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National Health Corps Florida
Sherry is passionate about the National Health Corps and AmeriCorps because of the positive impact that they make on the lives of people in the community through service and volunteering. She has a passion for helping those in need, shown by her experience serving at the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition and other Jacksonville area programs. She is an animal lover and holds a BSH in Health Science and Health Education.
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Sara Wein has held her present position as the Program Director of the National Health Corps Philadelphia since February 2013. In this role, she is responsible for the day to day operations and oversight of a federally funded AmeriCorps state/national program. This includes the recruitment, placement and ongoing training and monitoring of community-based host sites and 27 member volunteers, and 1 program staff person; collaboration with the National Health Corps and 3 other operating sites with regards to training, policy and personnel issues, and networking; and administration, which includes project monitoring to ensure compliance with contracted performance goals. Ms. Wein possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Women’s Studies with a minor in English, and dual Master of Social Services and Master of Law and Social Policy degrees from Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Ms. Wein is also a Licensed Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ms. Wein’s prior work focused on issues such as substance use, mental health, HIV/AIDS, intimate partner and sexual violence, maternal health, and legal issues surrounding identity documents. Her experience includes direct service, program management, community planning, and policy/legislative development and advocacy. Ms. Grainger also serves as a member of Philadelphia's National Service Task Force, and on the Board of Directors for the YWCA Tri-County Area in Pottstown, PA.
Jen is a National Health Corps Pittsburgh alum. She served in the 2013-14 term as a Benefits Counselor in East Liberty. Originally from Connecticut, Pittsburgh has been her home for the past 8 years. She attended University of Pittsburgh for both her undergraduate and graduate studies, finishing her Master’s in Public Health- Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in 2016. Jen credits National Health Corps with helping her find her passion within Public Health and building a career she is excited about. When not working with Health Corps class Jen can be found eating her way through the city with friends, dog sitting, or watching baseball.