GIH Staff: Kristina Gray-Akpa, MSW
Kristina Gray-Akpa, MSW
Kristina Gray-Akpa is a Program Director at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for health equity programming on disparities and the social determinants of health. Prior to joining GIH, she was a program analyst with the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where she helped build a national network of public health officials taking collective action against health inequity. She also served as a consultant to the CDC Addressing Gender Inequities in Health and Safety project. Previously, she developed media advocacy strategies focused on health, financial security, and aging at AARP. Earlier in her work, she led youth advocacy, leadership development, and youth organizing efforts in Washington, DC schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Goucher College and a master of social work degree from the University of Maryland.