Martina Coe serves as the Health and Healthcare Program Manager for West Side United, an organization devoted to addressing stark disparities in health equity on Chicago’s West Side. In this role, Martina is responsible for the development and management of sustainable health related initiatives to assist West Side communities of Chicago who have been disproportionately affected by systemic racism and structural inequities. Through this work, Martina has been able to foster and strengthen partnerships with both West Side healthcare institutions and community-based organizations to focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to reducing healthcare Disparities.
Martina holds a Master of Public Health in health policy and administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her graduate education, Martina served as a Research Assistant for the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice. Additionally, she served as a Policy Researcher at the Great Cities Institute conducting a social impact analysis on marginalized communities and organizations impacted by the Illinois Budget Impasse. After completing her undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University in psychology, Martina worked as a mental health administrator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she witnessed the huge gaps in mental health policies sparking her interest in pursuing a specialized degree in health policy.
With a focus on health policy, sustainability, advocacy, and inclusivity, Martina’s personal mission is to advance health equity by dismantling the systems and structures that have historically left some without power.
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Centering on Community I trust that as you read this letter, you, your families, and loved ones continue to […]
A virtual event hosted alongside our partners Brave Space Alliance and the LBTQ Giving Council of CFW to discuss what’s needed on the individual and […]
Including support for the Foundation’s Freedom from Violence fund, focused on organizations addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Black and trans women across the […]
Women’s funds partner with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote economic mobility for women and girls in wake of the COVID crisis SAN FRANCISCO […]
Marguerite Ward Business Insider Billionaire philanthropists and authors Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are doubling down on gender inequality in the US. The two are […]
CHALLENGE WILL FUND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO EXPAND WOMEN’S POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE U.S. Chicago, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Black Lives Matter Earlier this week, Felicia Davis, our President and CEO, shared a video message on racism. In case […]
Women’s Funding Network and Women Moving Millions In the week since four police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, there has been a collective call not […]
Chicago Foundation for Women is a leading convener of women in Chicago. Check out our upcoming events below. All of our events, including those hosted by our Giving Councils, are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
To read about meetings and events we've held, visit our entire Events Schedule. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.