Alejandra Valencia, DDS, MPH, MS: Alejandra serves as OHF’s Project Director. She worked as a dentist in public health settings for several years before specializing in dental public health. Her expertise is in community-based research, data analysis and interpretation, and health systems impact. She ensures that our work aligns with national initiatives, our data is accurate, and our model is strong. Phone: 773.491.2632
Kimberly Bartolomucci: Kim serves as the Program Manager. She comes with years of non-profit experience and specializes in fundraising and event planning. She oversees and manages the oral health education program. She also coordinates all meeting related activities of the Forum and ensures that our project timelines are met. Phone: 312.636.3070
Leilah Denise Odeh, MSW: Leilah joined the OHF team in January of 2017, serving as our Manager of Program Development and Case Management Services. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois and completed her internship with Heartland Alliance Health. Leilah returned to Heartland with extensive experience in serving low-income households and communities, specializing in program management, development, and evaluation. Within the forum, she provides oversight to the case management team, develops innovative strategies to enhance and create new OHF programs and increase visibility, and works directly with stakeholders to maintain strong relationships for all invested in the mission of OHF.
Daniela Sanchez, BS: Daniela serves as the OHF Care Coordinator. Prior experience includes working with unaccompanied minors providing workshops to help make their transition in the United States easier. At the Forum, she builds relationships with community partners and connects families with oral health services. She also assists The Oral Health Education team by providing oral health education presentations in Spanish for the bilingual classrooms. Phone: 312.718.1663
Brenda Velazquez, BA: Brenda serves as an OHF Care Coordinator and comes to us with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She has an extensive case management background working closely with families and children experiencing domestic violence. As a case manager she links families with the dental services they need. She also assists The Oral Health Education Team by providing oral health education presentations in Spanish for the bilingual classrooms. Phone: 312.515.503o
Alicia Gonzalez, BA: Alicia serves as the Program Assistant; she comes to the forum with several years of experience in communications, public service, and education. Alicia studied American History (Environmental and Social), English Literature and, Creative Writing at Northern Illinois University. Alicia has a wide field of interests, including Women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, military history and contemporary social issues.