We’re excited to announce that Nashira Baril is our newest Project Director
Nashira is a Boston-based public health leader with 15 years of experience in community-based and organizational approaches to advance racial justice. She’s joining the team at Human Impact Partners to facilitate a national capacity-building program for health equity leaders, a program in which she previously participated. She is leading the design process for Boston’s first freestanding birth center, an effort to offer a wide range of options for individuals and families throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. With experience in strategic planning, workshop design and facilitation, and leadership development, she also freelances with organizations to deepen their equity work.
Previously, Nashira spent 12 years at the Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s health department, and was one of the founding directors of the Center for Health Equity and Social Justice. There, she led the CDC-funded REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) initiatives, and helped convene the New England Racial Justice Collaborative, a group of organizational leaders from across the region. She most recently worked part-time at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health providing career support to graduate students. Since 2003, Nashira has been on the Board of Directors at the Hyde Square Task Force, a youth and community development organization in Jamaica Plain. Nashira earned her BA in Women’s Studies and Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She is a Connecticut native and resides with her husband and toddler in Dorchester, Massachusetts.