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Hope White

Professional Summary

Hope White is a public health professional with extensive experience in community based health programming management and health promotions. Her background expertise includes project management, organizational/program development, training/workshop facilitation and community engagement. She is passionate about creating health equity and leading innovative community health programs that provide education and access to resources and self-empowerment development for diverse underrepresented communities.

As a public health professional, Hope’s career has focused on addressing health and racial disparities. She is currently the Director of the Community Engagement Core for the Massachusetts Community Engagement Alliance (MA-CEAL) a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program at the Boston Medical Center. Hope’s work here began addressing Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy and low clinical research participation in communities of color in Boston.  Now programming has expanded to incorporate other emerging infectious diseases, medical mistrust and social determinants of health.

Hope is accomplished in community health programming management and health promotion. As the former Program Director of Health and Wellness for the YWCA Boston, she has extensive experience in health education training and workshop facilitation.   She has also directed an initiative designed to serve women of color who are underinsured or uninsured and expanded the program to incorporate girl’s wellness and other areas of women’s health, including creating the Spirit Wise Sisters breast cancer support group, the first one in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for African-American women.  Previously, Hope worked for the City of Boston as the Director of Breast Cancer Education and Prevention for the Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Boston Public Health Commission.  This unique model brought breast health education to women of color through community based workshops emphasizing the importance of early detection and screening. After serving five years, Hope was invited to return to the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition focusing on environmental causes of breast cancer.  She is a former Trustee for the Lupus Foundation of New England, a member of the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center Faith-Based Cancer Disparities Network, Boston Public Health Commission’s Pink & Black Education and Support Network for breast cancer survivors of color, Boston Public Health Commission’s Covid-19 Working Group and the Boston COVID RECOVER Cohort (BCRC) a consortium of hospitals recruiting Long COVID patients for a study about symptoms. 


  • Community Engagement
  • Diverse Populations
  • Health & Public Health

Training Specialties

  • Instruction / Delivery