CHEER has hired three new staff members and moved into office space in the Central Square Shopping Center in Long Branch on Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street (8545B Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901). The office is located in the interior of the shopping center next to IMPACT Silver Spring. The new staff include Nailah Gobern Lee, community coordinator, Dawn Valentine, research associate, and Gia Mejia Naranjo, research consultant. Below are detailed biographies of the new CHEER staff.
Thanks to a generous capacity building grant from the Healthcare Initiative Foundation these new staff members will be supporting the work of the Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone to reduce health disparities, improve population health, and reduce health care costs. They will also be engaged in the Takoma Park and Long Branch Community Improvement Process to empower communities and improve quality of life in Takoma Park and Long Branch neighborhoods.
Nailah, Gia, Bruce, and Dawn in the new CHEER office