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Senior Management Bios
• Larry Cohen, MSW, Prevention Institute's Founder and Executive Director, is a nationally recognized leader on how to use prevention to advance community health and promote equity. Areas of expertise include: economics of prevention, health reform, injury and traffic safety, and preventing violence.
• Leslie Mikkelsen, MPH, RD, focuses on environmental and policy approaches to promoting healthy eating and physical activity, especially in underserved communities. Leslie provides training and technical assistance to government agencies, community collaboratives, and foundations on building effective interdisciplinary collaboratives to support environmental and policy change.
• Rachel Davis, MSW, supervises projects, conducts research, and facilitates strategic planning, coalitions, and trainings addressing community violence, youth violence, violence against women, and the intersection of violence prevention and early childhood development.
• Manal Aboelata, MPH, directs projects in food and activity, injury prevention, and health inequities. Based in Los Angeles, Manal is a Certified Walkability Expert and has wide expertise on how policy can be used to promote community health.