Kelly Umaña, CCHW, MPH, DrPH (c)
Founder, Umana Public Health Solutions, LLC. Pronouns (She, her, ella)
Ms. Umaña is a public health professional with over eight years of experience in public, private, government, and non-profit settings. She has worked across multiple public health topics with expertise in implementing community-based programs and community engagement, focusing on health equity. Kelly has worked in maternal and child health, neuroscience research, community health center value-based care programs, grassroots community health worker initiatives, and migrant and preventative health. During the pandemic, she led a team of community health workers serving our most underserved communities and those who were significantly impacted by COVID-19. She has advocated enhancing the community health worker workforce at the local and state level. In October 2023, she completed a Health Equity Fellowship at the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration (BPHC-HRSA) and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Public Health program at the Milken Institute of School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science and Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was appointed to the Maryland Department of Health, Community Health Worker Advisory Committee in 2022.