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Published on May 25, 2022

Jamilla Pinder Joins Cone Health Foundation as Director of Equity and Community Engagement

Jamilla PinderCone Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce Jamilla Pinder is joining our team as Director of Equity and Community Engagement. This new role at CHF will deepen our ability to hear and respond operationally to historically marginalized communities and grantees more effectively.

As we enter our twenty-fifth year, CHF is embarking on a strategic reframing process, one that will invite broad engagement from across our community. We know that to be an effective partner in achieving health equity, we cannot define what it means for historically marginalized communities to flourish. We must listen first. This new role, and Jamilla specifically, will help us do that well.

Jamilla currently serves as the Assistant Director for Healthy Communities at Cone Health. Her twenty-four-year tenure with Cone Health has been punctuated with ever-growing responsibilities and fierce commitment to community change. Previously, she was the founding Practice Administrator for Cone Health’s Community Health and Wellness Center and led a team of 40 employees in a multi-disciplinary team care model.

Fast forward to the last two years and Jamilla’s work was instrumental in helping Cone Health establish its Covid-19 response and the Brito Food Program. The Dr. Miguel and Denese Brito Nutrition & Education Center at Cone Health’s MedCenter for Women is designed to improve access to healthy and nutritious food for patients of Center for Women’s Healthcare at MedCenter for Women. Jamilla has worked to build partnerships with nonprofits, community-based organizations, and faith-based communities that work together to address access to care and the social determinants of health that include access to healthy food, transportation, and housing. Her rich community experience will serve Cone Health Foundation well.

Jamilla earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Agribusiness Management from North Carolina A&T State University. She is completing the second year of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders program. Through this program, participants learn about the power of collaboration and provide leadership to address health equity in their community. This is another example of Jamilla’s commitment to building a healthier community.

Join us in welcoming Jamilla to Cone Health Foundation. She will be a key contributor to broadening engagement across our community and building a healthy, inclusive Greensboro where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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