Love Heals Staff
Deborah Levine – Executive Director
Throughout Deborah’s over 20 year career, working in community, she has been a courageous warrior against HIV/AIDS and a champion for the rights, health and well-being of community members both on the local and national level. Deborah has been a staunch advocate for the development of sound, culturally competent public policies, programs and allocation of resources to effectively meet the HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care needs of our community. Through Deborah’s work, thousands of have been educated about HIV/AIDS tested and linked to care.
Inacent Saunders – Speakers Bureau Program Director
Inacent, a Brooklyn native, has been a dedicated youth worker and sexuality educator for over 15 years. She was initially trained as a Peer Educator at SUNY Downstate’s Health Science Center in Brooklyn. Her career in youth development has spanned sexuality education, gang prevention, after school programming, and leadership development. She is also a Certified Youth Chaplain. Inacent is a 2016 candidate for the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University.
Sara Flowers – Director of Youth Initiative
With over 15 years’ experience, Sara is an advocate for evidence-informed practice and emotional intelligence in sexuality health education. At Love Heals, Sara coordinates program evaluation, cultivates and maintains community partnerships, and hires and manages the LEAP for Girls freelance health education team. In addition, Sara is a Doctor of Public Health degree candidate at the City University of New York.
Philip Hilton – Director of Development
Philip, a native of Harlem, has over 30 years’ experience in fund development and fundraising. Prior to Love Heals, he served as a Vice President at the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. Additionally, he’s had significant state government experience – including serving for 16 years in the office of former NYS Governor Hugh L. Carey. Philip has been responsible for raising millions of dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS and is strongly committed to strengthening Love Heals’ fundraising efforts.
Danielle Krushnik – Program Monitoring Specialist
Danielle Krushnic is a Program Monitoring Specialist for Youth Initiatives at Love Heals. Before joining Love Heals as a staff member, Danielle served as a graduate intern assisting in research and evaluation. Currently she is pursuing an Masters in Public Health at Hunter College focusing on maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health.
Stephanie Herod – Program Operations Specialist
Stephanie Herod has almost 10 years’ experience in Community Outreach throughout the Tri- State area. She attended Rutgers University where she majored in Biomedical and Public Health Sciences. She has become a specialist in Health and wellness. Stephanie is also an Alumnus of Love Heals’ Leadership Empowerment Awareness Program for Girls.
Monzona Whaley – Program Associate
A native of Salisbury, Maryland Monzona Whaley is Love Heals’ Program Associate. He holds a Bachelor’s in Strategic Communications from Morgan State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Corporate Communication and Public Relations Management at New York University. Monzona specializes in non-profit communications with a focus on youth empowerment and leadership.
Mia Ragozino – Manager, Youth Advisory Council
Mia Ragozino has worked with Love Heals for the last three years, first as a facilitator for the LEAP for Girls Program and most recently as the Manager of the Youth Advisory Council. She is firmly dedicated to the Council’s mission of empowering youth leaders to advocate for themselves and to promote the health of their community. As a longtime activist and public health worker, she has witnessed firsthand that marginalized populations are uniquely equipped to solve the problems facing them and that giving individuals a seat at the table will allow our organization to harness these strengths and perspectives in our shared goal of bettering the communities we serve and preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Look out for some exciting projects this year!