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    How can social service and nonprofit programs give and receive referrals and manage partnerships that lead to seamless service coordination between programs?

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    Jean WorkmanExecutive Director, Every Baby Guilford

    Jean Workman has worked in maternal, child, and adolescent health for over 25 years. As the Executive Director of Every Baby Guilford, a public/private partnership with the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, she is relaunching the Coalition with innovative strategies and a new name and brand that more effectively addresses the immense disparities that exist for maternal health outcomes in Guilford County. Jean has a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education and a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Management.

    Elbia Altamirez  Community Health Educator, Every Baby Guilford

    Elbia Altamirez was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua.  She relocated with her family to New Jersey and later moved to North Carolina, where she attended online classes from Colorado Christian University and received her BA in Psychology.  Elbia’s passion, heart, and mindset have always been public service.  While working at the Department of Health and Human Services in High Point, she developed an interest in health care administration and is following her dream to complete her master’s in health care administration. She is also looking at the possibility of obtaining her MBA with Florida University.

    During her leisure time, she loves to walk, spend time with her grandchildren, and travel.  Elbia is currently working in the field she is most passionate about; understanding the needs of the community is important, but not as important as helping to meet those needs. This is the heartbeat of what she loves to do, and she finds joy in it. She is currently doing this through the Adopt-a-Mom program with Every Baby Guilford.

    Abby Fung – Principal Consultant, Root Cause

    Abby has over 20 years’ experience advising nonprofit, philanthropic, public, and private sector organizations and their leaders. In 2006, Abby joined Root Cause as one of its first employees. She has worked with foundations, nonprofits, school districts, and public agencies throughout the United States to develop growth strategies, financial sustainability models, performance measurement systems, and research and evaluation reports; launch collective action collaboratives; strengthen internal capacity; and implement organizational change. Former clients include Atlantic Philanthropies, Boston Children’s Hospital, Chicago Public Schools, the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, and the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging.

    Abby currently serves as Root Cause’s Managing Director. In this role, she leads capacity planning, client services, business development, knowledge management, marketing & communications, and talent recruitment.


    Leandra Vernon – Fetal Infant Mortality Review Coordinator, Every Baby Guilford

    Leandra Vernon was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. She traveled with her family to New York, where she attended nursing school. Later on, she relocated to Rockingham County, North Carolina. While working as a language interpreter at the health department, she developed an interest in community service and public health education. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where she graduated summa cum laude. She’s looking forward to completing her master’s degree in public health education at Western Carolina University. Among her hobbies are reading, singing, and sewing. Leandra has a passion for working with people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and she applies the principles she’s learned as a Community Health Educator to empower communities to live a healthy lifestyle. Her area of interest is working for programs that address the health needs of families with an emphasis on women and children.


    Consuela Greene – Principal Consultant, Root Cause

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