January 2, 2024
Grassroots Health is excited to announce the launch of our first-ever DC Advisory Board, which includes an inaugural list of advisors who are leaders across multiple communities and sectors within the DC local community.
Advisory Board members will share their expertise and activate their connections in the areas of health equity, education, athletics, communications, community building, and philanthropy to help us achieve our mission.
“The group of advisors has been informally supporting our organization for years. We are proud to celebrate them and are grateful for their support. As members of our advisory board, they will be a critical support system to help us deepen our roots in the DC community, pilot new projects, and work to expand to new schools,” said Tyler Spencer, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Health.
The initial DC Advisory Board roster includes:
- Dr. Tamara Henry, Teaching Associate Professor at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
- Jermar Rountree, P.E. and Health District Teacher Lead at Center City Public Charter Schools, National Teacher of the Year Finalist
- Rob Sgarlata, Head Football Coach at Georgetown University
- Art Swift, Chief Communications Officer in the Government of the Disctrict of Columbia
- Dr. Maranda Ward, Founder of Promising Futures, Assistant Professor and Director of Equity, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
When asked why he chose to join our Advisory Board, Jermar Rountree, P.E. and Health District Teacher Lead at Center City Public Charter Schools, said, “I am excited to be part of the nuts and bolts that makes Grassroots Health such an incredible program middle schools and college athletes.”
Maranda Ward, a long-time community organizer, educator, and activist in DC, shared. “I have witnessed the evolution of Athletes United into TGP and now into Grassroots Health. With this memory, comes knowledge, energy, and commitment to advancing even further to meet the dynamic needs of youth and their families.”