Sonya I. Ross, B.S.
At LTG, Mr. Hornberger is the facilitator, along with Sonya Ross, of the D.C. Chronic Care Coalition for the Washington, D.C. Department of Health's Chronic Care Initiative.
Sonya I. Ross, B.S.
has a twenty-five year history of developing and leading state-wide and national health related organization in the United States.
Examples include: Council of Regional Networks for Genetics
, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
(SCDAA) and the Maryland Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene Office of Hereditary Disorders
In addition Ms. Ross
has extensive experience working with community-based organizations in promoting health messages, building capacity and strategic planning.
Currently Ms. Ross is Project Coordinator of a CDC STI/STD & HIV Prevention Outreach Support Initiative with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) aimed to improve the sexual and reproductive health of disproportionately affected populations by reducing STD disparities.
primary responsibilities are to coordinate the activities of the partners and provide oversight of the HBCU campus educational activities.
Additionally Ms. Ross
is working on the D.C. Chronic Care Coalition for Washington, D.C. Department of Health's Chronic Care Initiative
The coalition is composed of government officials, health care providers, advocates, community-based organizations and consumers.
is responsible for facilitation of the coalition's activities to become the "Voice of and for Chronic Care in D.C."
has particular skills in organizational development and CQI.
skills include meeting facilitation, training and development, contract and project management, data collection and analysis, program development, strategic planning service integration, conference planning and management and evaluation.
Previously, Ms. Ross was SCDAA's Vice President of Programs and Services with primary responsibilities to develop sickle cell programs, policies and procedures for the then 60+ community-based member organizations and assist them with capacity building.
Additionally, she oversaw a HRSA/MCHB federally funded cooperative agreement for the sickle cell disease newborn screening and follow-up serving as the Associate Director of the National Coordinating and Evaluation Center -SCDAA.
guided its mission to monitor and support the activities of 17 projects across the country to improve access to care, services and information for families of newborns with sickle cell disease/trait.
professional experience is broad-based and very inclusive.
has managed, planned, developed and implemented a state-wide Hemoglobin Disorders Follow-Up Program.
Her experience also includes development of proposals, technical writing, partnership building, conducting focus groups and networking.
Added to this, Ms. Ross has managed program budgets, lectured and trained professionals, para-professionals and lay audiences and organized and operated both patient and counselor support groups.
Her affiliation with regional and national organizations include: Advisory Board of the New York Mid-Atlantic Regional Genetics Collaborative, The Medical and Research Advisory Committee of SCDAA, the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee of the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center the NIH-NHLBI Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee and the National Registry and the CDC Surveillance System on Hemoglobinopathies (RuSH) Committee.
Ms. Ross graduated from Duke University with a major in Psychology.