National Collaborative for Health Equity

Jalisa Whitley


Jalisa Whitley is Senior Program Manager at the National Collaborative for Health Equity. In this role, Jalisa manages a partnership with the American Public Health Association and the de Beaumont Foundation to identify a set of policies and practices that can be implemented by cities to address racism and reduce health inequities. She also manages their new leadership program that utilizes the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation framework to advance health and racial equity. Ms. Whitley has been active in the nonprofit community as a professional, board member, and volunteer for over 10 years. Her work has included program management, philanthropic advisory and evaluation for large, small and volunteer-run nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in a wide array of mission areas including education, human services, and health. Jalisa is passionate about connecting communities to opportunities to elevate their impact, co-create solutions, and implement sustainable change.

A native of Geneva, New York, Jalisa received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Public Policy from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Masters of Public Policy in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park.