Manager, Advocacy Communications and Engagement, NACHC
Shamaal completed his master’s degree in Health Policy & Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. While completing his schooling, Shamaal worked as a health coach and mentor for high school students in Harlem at BeWell Health. It was there that Shamaal gained an appreciation for community engagement and health education. His interests in health policy alongside his passion for community pushed him toward a career in advocacy. Shamaal is from Alexandria, Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree in Health Services at the University of Pittsburgh. During his undergraduate career, Shamaal studied abroad in Costa Rica to learn about Latin American health systems. Shamaal is passionate about promoting health equity for all health center patients and their communities.