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Odessa Holt, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Professional Summary

Odessa Holt is a public health social work professional and a graduate of the Boston University Schools of Social Work and Public Health. She has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare as a medical social worker, trainer, clinical supervisor, and manager. Ms. Holt is known as a flexible and accessible leader who fosters positive workplace interactions, and her training style is inclusive, interactive, and solution-focused. Most recently, Ms. Holt worked as a manager for the Massachusetts COVID Community Tracing Collaborative, where she witnessed incredible resilience in the workplace and gained valuable experience in change management and pandemic response.

Professional interests include healthcare provider resilience, social determinants of health, interdisciplinary team building, strengths-based supervision, microaggression in healthcare settings, transition from pediatric to adult healthcare, coping with chronic illness across the lifespan, CBT, and crisis response.  Additional areas of expertise include: parenting/caregiving, especially of children with disability or chronic illness, safety assessment, violence, abuse, and neglect (assessment, reporting, support for survivors), working with challenging personalities, and shared decision making in medical care and mental health.


  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Disability
  • Diverse Populations
  • Health & Public Health
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Program Development
  • Strategic Development
  • Supervision
  • Team Development
  • Trauma & Violence

Training Specialties

  • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instruction / Delivery
  • Technical assistance around workforce development