Background & Bio
Iliana Siarmalis-White is a public health practitioner with extensive experience in large-scale programming and technical assistance efforts, including initiatives geared toward child and adolescent health. She graduated summa cum laude from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in health science, concentration in community health education, focus on maternal and child health. She received her Master of Public Health from Indiana University, with a focus on Public Health Leadership. Iliana is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and also Certified in Public Health (CPH). At AMCHP, she directs the adolescent health-related portfolio of activities, including AMCHP’s contributions to the MCHB-funded Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource Center and youth engagement within the Title V field. Iliana also coordinates the association’s Youth Voice Amplified committee. Previously, she served as a program manager at the School-Based Health Alliance. There, she directed the technical assistance and training activities for the organization’s Hallways to Health initiative, a national school-based learning collaborative focused on behavior and systems changes for healthy eating and active living utilizing school-based health centers as catalysts for improvement. She also managed the Alliance’s Leadership Fellows Program, aimed at training health professionals to build their capacity and leadership skill set in school-based health care. Iliana has worked for a variety of sectors and organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Office on Women’s Health, National Women’s Health Network, Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Indiana’s Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program, Indiana Prevention Resource Center and Society for Public Health Education. In her spare time, Iliana enjoys volunteering with her church and local community youth groups.
My Current Work
Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center
Youth and Peer Engagement
Ask Me About
Health education curriculum development, youth and young adult engagement and leadership supports, public health intervention design, collaborative outreach and partnership development with communities.