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OCAHP Team

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Ashley Wennerstrom PhD

Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Ashley Wennerstrom is the director of the Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute. She is a co-founder and past chair of the Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network, a local professional group for community health workers. Dr. Wennerstrom is also the Community Health Clerkship Director for Tulane School of Medicine, a required course which educates students about the social determinants of health, the non-medical aspects of patients’ lives such as education, housing, employment, language, environment, nutrition, and safety. From 2008-2010, Dr. Wennerstrom served as associate director of the REACH NOLA Mental Health Infrastructure and Training Project, a community-academic partnered mental health quality improvement initiative. Read more »

 

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Angie Kirkland
Community Health Worker

Angie Kirkland is a Community Health Worker focusing on behavioral health at Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center. Ms. Kirkland is making strides in outreach programming at the Brinton Family Health and Health Center. Ms. Kirkland is a native New Orleanian who has worked in community health for the past 18 years and deeply understands the obstacles people face in getting adequate health resources. Read more »

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Fernando Sosa
Community Health Worker

Fernando has been a community health worker since 2008 - he arrived in NOLA in 1969 from Quito, Ecuador to study engineering and technology. He retired from the oil fields and after Katrina started doing outreach to the Spanish speaking community. His most recent job was with the NOLA Children's Bureau. Read more >>



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