Sue A. Kaplan, Clinical Associate Professor at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service at New York University. At the time the work for this paper was conducted, she was Associate Director of the Center for Health and Public Service Research.
Charmaine Ruddock, Director of Bronx Health REACH/New York Center of Excellence to Eliminate Disparities (CEED) since 1999.
Maxine Golub, Project Administrator of Bronx Health REACH/CEED and Senior Vice President of the Institute for Family Health Planning and Development, serving as a liaison to the Institute’s community partners since 1989.
Joyce Davis, Since 1999, a founding member of Bronx Health REACH, has been actively involved in developing the faith-based initiative—focusing primarily on diabetes prevention and maintenance, nutrition, health disparities education, and fitness, (cand.)
Robert Foley, Sr., community activist, one of the founding members of Bronx Health REACH, and the Senior Pastor of Cosmopolitan Church of the Lords Jesus, Bronx, NY, for the past 31 years. A native of Colombia (South America)
Carlos Devia, project coordinator for the Faith Based Outreach Initiative of Bronx Health REACH, and serves as the research coordinator for the Institute’s National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparity (NCMHD) study in collaboration with the Community Research Committee.
Rosa Rosen, immigrant from the Dominican Republic and was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in 1997. Ever since, she has worked as an educator and advocate for communities of color in New York City.
Carolyn Berry, currently the Associate Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. and Associate Adjunct Professor at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service at New York University. At the time the work for this paper was conducted, she was Deputy Director of the Center for Health and Public Service Research at NYU’s Wagner School. A native of Puerto Rico.
Brenda Barretto, worked 27 years with Latinos in New York educating them about health and immigrant rights and providing spiritual counseling. She has been an active member of Bronx Health REACH since 2001 through her role as Health Coordinator for the First Pentecostal Church of Jerome.
Toni Carter, Director of Patient Services at ElderServe, a long-term home health program servicing the aged population. She has worked in the health care field for 36 years and is currently participating in the Faith-based Outreach Initiative as a health coordinator representing Agape Love Christian Center.
Evalina Irish-Spencer, Coordinator for Nutrition and Health Programs in Manhattan and the Bronx for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City.
Maria Marchena, born in Dominican Republic and has serviced the community of the Temple of the Living God Church in partnership with Bronx Health REACH for the last 8 years.
Ellenrita Purcaro, Executive Director of Highbridge Community Life Center, a community-based organization in the South Bronx providing education, job training, and social services for the past 30 years.
Neil Calman, President and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, Principal Investigator of Bronx Faith-based Initiative to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Health, and Principal Investigator of Bronx Health REACH/New York Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Disparities.