As Executive Director of the Partnership for Better Health, Becca Raley oversees the foundation’s strategic direction and community investments to improve access to affordable health services and promote healthy lifestyles. She serves as the organization’s lead spokesperson, advocates for effective policies, cultivates community partnerships, develops new public health initiatives and ensures sound fiscal and human resource management.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2009, Becca worked as Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Research Associate at Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), a national nonprofit think tank. At P/PV, she designed new projects across the fields of youth programming, community health, workforce development and crime reduction. With 10 years of experience in applied research, Becca’s expertise includes directing multi-site program evaluations, securing and managing philanthropic grants, supporting demonstration projects and providing technical assistance to promising social programs. She has written and contributed to numerous research reports on the effectiveness of community-based programs for youth, young adults and seniors.
Becca serves on the Health Innovation in Pennsylvania Steering Committee of the Department of Health, on the Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center’s Advisory Council and on the United Way of the Capital Region’s Health Task Force. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative and the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health. She is past chair of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Stakeholder Leadership Team for the Cancer Advisory Board. Becca serves on numerous local coalitions including the Greater Carlisle Project, the Cumberland County State Health Improvement Partnership and the Perry County Health Coalition. She has led foundation initiatives focused on end-of-life planning, rural health access, postpartum depression, chronic disease prevention, and health policy advocacy. Becca graduated cum laude from Dickinson College and holds a master’s degree in sociology from Temple University.
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