Brown Bag Seminar | Making the Most Distressed Community More Visible & Viable

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  • Venue: Zoom

Bob Atkins, PhD, RN
Director, New Jersey Health Initiatives

An Associate Professor at Rutgers University, Bob currently serves the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as National Program Director of its New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) program. NJHI is the Foundation’s signature statewide grantmaking program. Bob has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and American Civilizations from Brown University and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Fresh out of nursing school, Bob moved to the city of Camden where he worked as a school nurse at East Camden Middle School and co-founded the Camden STARR Program, a non-profit youth development program dedicated to improving the life chances of youth living in Camden. Bob’s work in Camden motivated him to complete a Ph.D. in the Department of Public Health at Temple University to better understand the factors that influence the health of children living in distressed environments.

Diane Hagerman
Deputy Director of Programs, New Jersey Health Initiatives

Diane Hagerman joined New Jersey Health Initiatives in 2002 as the Communications Officer. In her current role as Deputy Director of Programs, Diane oversees the program office’s communications functions while also working directly with NJHI’s active grantees to ensure they are able to realize the full potential of their projects. Diane also manages all aspects of technical assistance and support to grantees to build stronger networks among grantees and ensure they have access to resources and experts to assure their growth and success throughout and beyond their grant funding.

Open to the public.