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Last month, GHF welcomed Whitney Griggs as our new Health Policy Analyst and Knetta Adkins as our new Organizing Manager. Whitney will lead GHF’s research, data, and policy analysis work so that GHF remains evidence-based and data-driven. Knetta will build and grow GHF’s outreach and organizing efforts, keeping GHF in touch with the most important health care stakeholders—Georgia’s health care consumers.
Knetta Adkins, Organizing Manager
Knetta Adkins is a polished public speaker and proficient community health advocate with high level experience in intimate partner violence, mental health, and maternal healthcare.
Knetta earned her Master’s of Science from Rowan University with a focus in Biomedical Sciences. She previously attended University of Virginia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her unique subject matter knowledge and experiences exist at the intersection of gender equity and social justice, with the intention of advocating for marginalized communities.
She is a certified doula with DONA International, where she also serves as a member of the Birth Equity subcommittee; a group who collectively works to advocate for and strengthen maternal healthcare practices that ensure equitable treatment for all birthing people.
Whitney Griggs, Health Policy Analyst
Whitney Griggs is returning to GHF after serving as the Southeast Regional Advocacy Manager at CARE for the past four years. Whitney started at GHF in 2015 as the Outreach and Engagement Manager.
Prior to joining GHF in 2015, Whitney worked for the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia where she served as the Lead Health Insurance Navigator. In this role, Whitney helped Georgians across the state enroll in Qualified Health Plans through the ACA Marketplace.
Whitney earned her Master of Public Health from Emory University, with a focus on prevention science and advocacy. She also holds a B.Sc in Psychology with a focus in biology from Clemson University.
We are pleased that Whitney and Knetta have joined our team! You can contact Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org and Knetta at email@example.com.