The Coalition

It’s clear that in order to tackle the many social factors influencing health outcomes, key community partners must join together. The RI Life Index Coalition is a community coalition dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Rhode Islanders. Member organizations will shape the next steps in the RI Life Index journey, helping to animate and activate the Index, and providing thought leadership on viable solutions to the challenges identified. Coalition members will also provide recommendations about best to leverage existing data resources. The following organizations, all of which are all working in the arenas highlighted within the survey, including basic human needs and social services, are Coalition members:

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Catherine Taylor
State Director

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Carolyn Belisle
 Managing Director Corporate Social Responsibility

Michele Lederberg
EVP CAO and Chief Legal Officer

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Melissa Clark, PhD
Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice
Director, Survey Research Center

Michelle Rogers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Associate Director, Survey Research Center

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Tina Spears
Executive Director

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Weayonnoh Nelson Davies, JD
Executive Director

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Brenda Clement
Director

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Marcela Betancur
Director

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Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH
Vice President, Community Health
and Equity

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Jeff Gilbert
Partnership & Project Manager

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Andrew Schiff
 CEO

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Christopher Ausura
Co-Director, Health Equity Institute

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Paige Clausius-Parks, EdM
Executive Director

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Angela Bannerman Ankoma, MPH, MSW
 Vice President & Executive Director

Katie Murray
Director of Evaluation and Learning

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Adama Brown, PhD
Director, Research & Data Analytics

Former Coalition Members:
Elizabeth Burke Bryant
Rachel Flum

Blue Cross & Blue
Shield of Rhode Island

Brown University

Siena College Research Institute

Carolyn Belisle
Melanie Coon
Mark Sheldon
Jasmine Arnold
Richard Salit
David Montalvo

Melissa Clark
Michelle Rogers
Tamara Sequeira
Sasha Dolgicer
Rebekah McKinney
Caroline Claflin
Stefanie Friedhoff
Sarah Bouchard

Don Levy
Meghann Crawford
Leslie Foster
Travis Brodbeck
April Backus
Interviewers and technical staff

Community-Based Organizations

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Other Acknowledgements

Martha L. Wofford, MBA, President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Christina H. Paxson, PhD, President, Brown University
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health
Social Mission Committee of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Board of Directors