Mayur Chandriani

Mayur Chandriani

Mayur Chandriana

An experienced non-profit manager, Mayur Chandriani is committed to programs focused on immigrant healthcare, maternal and child health and community involvement.

Before joining HMA, Mayur led a county-wide substance abuse prevention and outreach program aimed, but not limited to, Latino populations with the Latin American Community Center (LACC). While there, he provided prevention education, developed and disseminated educational materials and handled referrals to treatment and therapy.

A skilled facilitator and program manager, Mayur has facilitated community partnerships and capacity building efforts including LACC Advocacy Task Force, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Task Force, and Safe Kids Delaware. He was an active member of the Delaware Community Response Team (CRT), a pilot initiative jointly funded by the Delaware Division of Public Health and HMA. In that role, he which responded to sentinel events, provided opioid misuse prevention education, and distributed naloxone alongside a team of diverse stakeholders.

With a background in education, Mayur also has experience with early childhood education and sports and was previously a student advisor and facility manager with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. He is a certified prevention specialist and has completed certificates in nonprofit leadership and immigration law. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Drexel University.

Michelle Ford

Michelle Ford

Michelle L. Ford has more than 20 years of executive leadership, change management and fund development experience across several industries, including corporate, non-profit, healthcare and foundations.

Prior to joining HMA, she served as the director of Health and Well-Being with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) and the Council on Accreditation. She worked to position the organization’s strategic action network of community-based organizations as a central resource and authority for achieving health equity by addressing the social determinants of health, building organizational capacity to contract with the health industry, and developing best practices, necessary systems, and respective policy change.

Serving in a series of executive positions with non-profit organizations, Michelle is the former executive director of the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, where she managed organizational operations and financial oversight whiles working to advance the organization’s mission, culture, goals, and outcomes while serving as spokesperson and community representative.

Michelle served as director of regional corporate relations, senior director of community engagement, and director of community partnerships for the American Cancer Society in the Midwest division. Additionally, she managed community partnerships and fund development for Wisconsin’s largest hospital system, Aurora Healthcare, and led its annual giving campaign.

She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, where she served as an adjunct instructor in the College of Business and Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alverno College.

Michelle serves as a national thought leader working on several advisory boards, including the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Resiliency Network, Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, Field Coordinating Committee, Social Interventions Research Evaluation Network (SIREN), Root Cause Coalition and the Expert Advisory Group for Raising the Bar through the National Partnership for Women and Families.

She is an active servant leader in the greater Milwaukee area and dedicates her time and talents to several local and national organizations including the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., African American Women’s Fund, Cardinal Stritch University’s School of Nursing, and the Board of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Iliana Gilman

Iliana Gilman

Committed to health equity, Iliana Gilman has a proven track record of increasing patient access, fortifying cross-sector partnerships and coalition building, community engagement, and developing effective care delivery models to address individual client needs.  

Prior to joining HMA in 2019, Iliana was a health care executive for more than a decade in safety-net, publicly funded, government, and non-profit health care settings. With 25 years of experience in strategic communications, she has elevated organizational impact and visibility and led initiatives to reach diverse populations with wide-ranging needs. 

Before joining HMA, Iliana served as chief executive officer for a faith-based non-profit, where she developed culturally responsive, trauma-informed health care services and supports to meet the rapidly changing needs of Latinos living in poverty. Iliana led the organization through periods of substantial growth and transition, increasing patient access by 30 percent through program development including patient navigation, telepsychiatry, health literacy, teen pregnancy prevention, a mobile food pantry, family planning, and spiritual supports. 

Previously, Iliana was the chief strategy officer for a local mental health authority, where she advanced equity initiatives, public policy, and strategic planning to increase access and achieve high-quality care for more than 25,000 patients. She elevated the organization’s profile, increased awareness among targeted populations and spearheaded rebranding efforts to reshape the organization’s community standing.  

Iliana earned a master’s degree in media studies from The New School in New York and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism from the University of Texas.

Ana Bueno

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Ana Paola Bueno is an accomplished nonprofit professional with more than 16 years of senior level experience in the state of Maryland. A thoughtful and dedicated leader, she has deep experience overseeing agency administration, programs, and strategic direction, specializing in operations and development of efficient processes, community engagement and facilitation.

Before joining HMA, Ana Paola worked as chief executive officer of Mission of Love Charities, Inc. (MOLC), a nonprofit organization that provides basic life needs to low income and homeless individuals in Prince George’s County. While there, she developed resources and programs to ensure the organization’s mission of empowering, educating and advocating for low-income families was fulfilled.

Prior to MOLC, Ana Paola served as deputy director and interim executive director of Healthy Howard, Inc., where she maintained mutually beneficial partnerships, developed relationships with donors and served as spokesperson for the agency.

With an established background in nonprofit leadership and operations, she has launched new initiatives, including opening a nonprofit family planning clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland. She also worked as director of finance and administration for Mobile Medical Care, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which operates nine facilities in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Throughout her career, she has worked to lead organizations with integrity and transparency as well as focus on fostering diverse environments for staff and clients. In her different roles within the nonprofit sector, Ana Paola has worked to address social determinants of health with public agencies, FQHCs, hospitals, stakeholders and other nonprofit organizations with major emphasis on community engagement.

Ana Paola has a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in nonprofit and association management, both from the University of Maryland University College.

Nayely Chavez

Nayely Chavez

With experience evaluating programs designed to meet the social determinants of health, behavioral health and palliative care needs of low-income and vulnerable populations, Nayely Chavez is committed to using all avenues of public health, health policy and the healthcare system to advance health equity. She carries with her a curiosity to learn from communities, dedication to advocate for their needs – in and out of the hospital – and a deep interest in Latinx, first-generation, immigrant and/or undocumented communities.

Her previous experience also includes working to foster relationships with client stakeholders, project management and coordination, developing account analysis and reports as well as leading training and orientation modules.

Before joining HMA, Nayely completed a fellowship with the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission where she facilitated the qualitative evaluation and supported the quantitative evaluation of the implementation, impact and sustainability for grant programs. She also supported strategic planning, development of timelines, work plans and evaluation reports.

She earned a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

During her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant with the Public Health Leadership Lab and completed the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion fellowship with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

A native Spanish speaker, Nayely enjoys dancing, going to the movies, listening to podcasts, and all things LA.

Marci L. Eads

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A skilled researcher, Marci has a keen ability to help clients navigate the nuances of health policy and position their organizations for long-term success.

For more than a decade Marci has been a leader in the health policy and program development arenas. She has extensive results-oriented experience in the areas of applied research and evaluation, training, and strategic planning.

Marci is focused on providing clients with immediately useful results and recommendations to help them plan, implement, and improve policies and programs. She has worked with clients on health care reform, integration of care systems – including behavioral and physical health and systems of care for dual eligible clients – and on a variety of public health issues, such as adolescent health, reproductive health, mental health and substance use disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Marci also serves as a project manager for HMA Community Strategies which provides research and consulting for the human and social services sectors.

Prior to joining HMA, Marci was the lead on dozens of policy, program development, research, training, and evaluation projects, including large multi-year federal, state, and foundation-supported projects. For the State of Colorado, she directed multiple Medicaid reform initiatives, as well as the dual eligibles integration effort. She also spearheaded data collection and evaluation efforts for the Division of Behavioral Health, and served as a rates analyst.

In her role as owner of Climb Consulting, which Marci developed and grew over nine years, she conducted research, evaluation, policy, and curriculum development for national and international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and foundations.

Marci has taught graduate statistics, research methods, and program evaluation for more than 10 years at the University of Colorado, and is a senior fellow with the Buechner Institute for Governance.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

Madeleine (Maddy) Shea

Maddy Shea

Maddy Shea has a passion for health equity and the federal, state and local cross-sectoral expertise to guide community health improvement measurement and action. She understands how to identify opportunities in healthcare transformation to deliver better care, more efficiently, and with better health outcomes. Throughout her career, Maddy has joined forces with housing, planning, energy, food systems, community development, academic and criminal justice organizations to accelerate progress on community health goals.

Maddy joins HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) with decades of health policy and program experience. Maddy has worked together with culturally, racially, and socio-economically diverse communities to assess needs and priorities, design culturally accessible programs and to evaluate “what matters.” She worked with supportive housing residents to develop meaningful evaluation measures, HIV infected homeless men to connect others to supports, and persons with physical disabilities to prioritize options to increase the physical accessibility of healthcare facilities.

Maddy’s approach to evaluation and performance measurement is participatory with a focus on broad accountability, program improvement, and equity. She is seen by her peers as never shying away from big problems and new challenges, particularly when she can work collaboratively in high need communities.

At the CMS Office of Minority Health, Maddy led the development, implementation, and evaluation of the CMS Equity Plan initiatives and innovations. She analyzed CMS regulations, policies, and standards to identify disparities and to increase beneficiary and partner engagement to meet the needs of minorities and rural populations. She consulted on the design of new models addressing social health determinants and technical assistance approaches to support grantees in meeting their equity goals.

Prior to CMS, Maddy supported Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) by providing customized reports on disparities in chronic disease, adverse drug events, readmissions, and nursing home quality by race, ethnicity, gender, age, geography, dual eligibility status, and poverty. She then coached QIO staff in evidence-based approaches to reduce these disparities.

Maddy led Maryland and Baltimore public health efforts in population health, environmental health, chronic disease, and infectious disease and has participated in emergency preparations and response.

She was the Maryland Health Department’s first Office of Population Health Improvement director where she developed the measurement and action framework to guide healthcare transformation in Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions and across state government. These same performance measures are now part of the state’s Medicare waiver program. In Baltimore, she developed the first U.S. city healthy homes division to reduce asthma, injury, lead poisoning, malnutrition, and infant deaths in low-income, racial, and ethnic minority communities where she developed an asthma home visiting program that saved Medicaid hospital costs. Her progressively accountable roles at the Maryland AIDS Administration included evaluation, prevention, training, housing assistance, and care community engagement and leadership.

Maddy earned her PhD in public policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, her master’s degree in management from Johns Hopkins University, and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College in Washington.

For 30 years, Maddy has been married to her Peace Corps Liberia heart throb who pulls her into crazy world adventures and green building projects at their West Virginia hilltop oasis when they are not out and about enjoying Baltimore.

Charles Robbins

Charles Robbins

Charles Robbins has been transforming communities for the past three decades. His extensive community-based organization career spans healthcare, child welfare, housing and homelessness, mental health, suicide prevention, harm reduction, and substance use disorder, with a forte in advocacy, strategic planning, organizational development, leadership development, and capacity building.

At HMA, Charles facilitated strategic planning processes for Texas Health Action, Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention Control, and CDC Foundation’s Overdose Response System. He conducted business planning for Palm Springs LGBT Community Center, DAP Health, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. His portfolio of evaluations includes the City of Los Angeles’ FamilySource System and Los Angeles County’s Strategies to Expand and Enhance Interim Housing and Emergency Shelter Services. Charles has conducted numerous needs assessments including work for Boston Public Health Commission, Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Wyoming Department of Health, and the Arizona Department of Health Services. His equity work includes developing a Health Equity Action Plan on behalf of the San Joaquin County Public Health Services and an LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study on behalf of the City of Austin, TX. Charles developed and has been conducting workforce training on The Intersection of HIV and SUD on behalf of the State of Minnesota.

Charles joined HMA Community Strategies from APLA Health, a federally qualified health center providing healthcare and social services to the HIV, LGBTQ+, and low-income populations in Los Angeles. As the chief advancement officer, he spearheaded capacity building efforts that led to geographic expansion of services, increased contract and philanthropic funding, and enhancements in policies and procedures to conform to HRSA regulations.

As vice president at The Village Family Services, a foster care and behavioral health agency, Charles was instrumental in strategic planning, capacity building, and evaluation of programs for vulnerable and at-risk transition age youth. Results of this work included the successful obtainment of multi-year federal funding for street outreach to homeless youth, a first for the organization.

Charles established a strategic plan, capacity building, and program evaluation process as chief executive officer of The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ+ youth that identified gaps in services and resulted in the launch of online crisis services. Under his leadership, the organization quadrupled in size and achieved national accreditation from the American Association of Suicidology.

Charles’ early career work included movement building at the National LGBT Task Force, fundraising and capacity building at GLAAD, and the founding of Project Angel Heart, a home delivered meal program in Denver. He serves as a Los Angeles County commissioner for the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, volunteers as a court appointed special advocate and is a board member of the LGBTQ+ Center of the Desert in Palm Springs.

Charles earned his master’s in business administration degree in healthcare management from Western Governors University and a certificate in nonprofit administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Robyn Odendahl

Robyn Odendahl

Robyn is an experienced policy analyst and project evaluator. Her expertise includes conducting needs assessments, engaging stakeholders and developing strategic plans. A skilled researcher, Robyn is adept at identifying best practices and helping organizations replicate those practices in ways that best meet their needs. Robyn knows how to help communities craft realistic solutions that have a real impact.

John O’Connor

John OConnor

John O’Connor is a seasoned executive with extensive management, program, strategy, media, fundraising and advocacy experience in dynamic foundation, corporate and nonprofit organizations.

With over 15 years in cause-related work and a strong record of accomplishment, particularly within the health and wellness of the LGBT community, he brings strong leadership to projects. Representing HMA Community Strategies in California, he is focused on supporting community stakeholders of all types to connect, plan strategically and have the expert resources and support needed to make their programs more successful and bring them to scale. As a former nonprofit executive, he brings the persistence, fearlessness and tenacity required to problem solve in the face of enormous challenges.

As the executive director of Equality California and the Equality California Institute, John brought stability to the organizations and repositioned them to, among other things, focus more effectively on community health and wellness. Through strong program development, foundation outreach, government funding expertise and public policy advocacy, the health work grew to include research, public education, enrollment, forums and panels, and coalitions to advance shared agendas.

As the executive director of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert, O’Connor oversaw a dramatic expansion of counseling operations specializing in LGBT senior care and a youth anti-bullying program operating in the local school district.

In addition to a track record of success in securing grant funding, John has directed grant making for two of the largest LGBT national funders, The Gill Foundation and the David Geffen Foundation. From operating gifts and capital naming gifts to multi-year capacity building grants, he has operated successfully for years in the grant world, on both sides of these partnerships.

John attended Georgetown University, and while there learned and was inspired by the powerful role that public policy plays in daily life.

An Eagle Scout, marathon runner, five-time AIDS Ride participant and a triathlete, John lives in Los Angeles with his Great Dane canine companion, Olive.