Taciana Ash was born on the beautiful island of Bonaire, raised in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated with a Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University. She is a capacity building specialist for San Francisco Community Health Center, providing HIV-related capacity-building assistance (CBA) services.
The organization’s new Regional HIV Prevention Technical Assistance Program, based out of Chicago, provides tailored support to CDC-funded health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Midwest in clinical HIV testing and prevention for persons with HIV.
Taciana’s career experience prior to working at San Francisco Community Health Center includes working for Boston Children’s and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for two residency programs within the Department of Medicine (DOM), the MGH Global Medicine Program and the MGH Primary Care Program and working for Howard Brown Health. Taciana has ten years of direct clinical and administrative program management experience in the adolescent, adult, and behavioral health sectors. The field of public health continuously inspires her, and it has long been her desire to find a role that combines her knowledge of health policy with her understanding of management and research. The field of public health inspires her to ensure that underprivileged communities have access to healthcare. When she is not at work, she enjoys traveling to different countries, going to the gym, and spending quality time with family and friends.