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Lisa Rawlings, PhD

President & CEO

Lisa Rawlings is a public service leader, a strategist, and a creative problem solver with a tireless work ethic. She brings experience in the nonprofit and public sectors and in academia. Her social impact portfolio spans from criminal justice, public health, and immigration to child welfare, disaster recovery, and youth development. As a member of the Senior Executive Service of the federal government, and throughout her career, her work focused on assessment, accountability and programmatic and organizational effectiveness.

Dr. Rawlings is an alumnus from the National Urban Fellows Class of 2011 and has been an active NUF supporter ever since. She led the creation of Research and Statistics Boot Camp for incoming fellows and served on the Academic Partner Search Committee, responsible for recommending Georgetown University as our new academic partner.

Dr. Rawlings is a lifelong learner. In addition to earning her MPA from Baruch College, she also holds MSW and PhD degrees in Social Work from Howard University. And she recently earned an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, where she received awards for values based leadership.

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Dr. David Rivers, ’74, Chair

Professor and Director of Public Information and Community Outreach (PICO), Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Yuh-Line Niou, ’11

Assembly Member District 65, New York State Assembly
New York, NY

Nelson Hernandez

Retired City Manager
Maunabo, PR

Miguel Centeno, Vice Chair

Vice President for Community Engagement & Healthfirst Foundation, Healthfirst
New York, NY

Flora M. Castillo

Vice President of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Group
Philadelphia, PA

Stephen L. William, ’85

Executive Director, Houston Department of Health
Houston, TX

Nina Martinez, Esq., ’88, Secretary

Owner, Minerales de San Miguel, LLC
Albuquerque, NM

Natoya Walker Minor, ’95

Chief of Public Affairs, City of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Jonathan Logan, ’09, Treasurer

Vice President of Community Engagement Marin Community Foundation
Novato, CA

Alice Yoo, ’95

Oracle Business Analyst Sr, SCAN Health Plan
Long Beach, CA