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Meet the Community Affairs Team

  • Director, Community Affairs & Population Health Improvement

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Biography

    Desiree de la Torre, Director of Community Affairs and Population Health Improvement, leads the organization’s population health improvement planning process, including support for community-based organizations, health equity and compliance with federal community benefit regulations. Email Desiree de la Torre.

  • Program Manager, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Biography

    Melissa Baiyewu oversees initiatives designed to improve population health outcomes and address community health needs for children, youth and families in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. She manages health promotion and disease prevention programs and leads strategic initiatives around building collaborative partnerships and improving advocacy efforts to reduce disparities and advance health equity. Email Melissa Baiyewu. 

  • Program Manager, School Strategies

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Biography

    Julia DeAngelo collaborates with Children's National staff to plan, implement, evaluate and sustain data-driven school-connected programs in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. She also supports advocacy and population health improvement efforts, including the implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan through a partnership with the DC Health Matters Collaborative where she also serves as the Chair as of July 2019. Email Julia DeAngelo.

  • Medical Director, Community Affairs and Population Health

    Pediatrician

    Locations

    Languages Spoken

    English

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  • Program Manager, Community Benefit

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Biography

    Tesa White manages the Community Benefit Program. The program demonstrates the hospital’s investment in the local, regional, and national community though programs and activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing in response to an identified community health need.