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Candia Richards-Clarke, Chief Development Officer, Bronx Parent Housing Network

Candia Richards-Clarke, is a longtime proponent of being intentional in developing services that address social determinants of health and health equity, with a focus on wellness, access, and advancement for marginalized persons. Over the course of her career she has spearheaded development activities, primarily grant-writing, and strategic planning that has secured over $100 million dollars cumulatively in public funds for initiatives that address housing security, food security, mental health, HIV prevention and care, and positive youth development (including LGBTQ youth), all to benefit underserved NYC communities. Candia is currently employed by BPHN as the Chief Development Officer. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and certificates in Executive Management and Leadership, from UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Executive Program, and Fordham University Non-Profit Leadership Program. She also holds a Certificate in Health Care Financing from Harvard School of Public Health & University of the West Indies Health Care Management and Financing Program.

Prior roles include: Chief Program Officer, Chief Operating Offer at BPHN, and BOOM!Health; Senior VP of Development Evaluation and Research at BOOM!Health; Director of Health Education at Settlement Health, East Harlem; and, Health Management Specialist/Diplomatic Consultant at the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States’ USAID Health Planning and Management Project in St. Lucia. Candia is a proud mother of 3 young adults, and is a loving wife. Candia is eager to optimize the Cause Effective Fellows  Program to translate her grant-writing passion and work experience to acquire effective fundraising strategies that will address social inequities.


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