The Community Health Training Institute (the Training Institute) provides targeted skills development to individuals and teams working to build healthy communities in Massachusetts. We customize our in-person trainings and webinars around core competencies that include: Coalition Building; Leadership; Policy and Systems Change; Communications; Health Equity; Youth Development; Strategic Planning and Evaluation.
Training Institute staff members are experts in creating, planning, and evaluating high-impact training experiences. Because we are seasoned community health professionals, we understand your unique training needs from firsthand experience.
Daisy Ortega, Director
Daisy Ortega, M.Ed, serves as the Project Director at the Community Health Training Institute. In this role, she ensures the development and delivery of an innovative, high-quality set of training services. She develops and monitors the work and budget; manages the team; and provides overall project direction and vision.
Gina Rodriguez, Project Manager
Gina Rodriguez serves as the Project Manager for the Community Health Training Institute. Gina identifies and manages trainers; provides guidance on training curricula; builds and manages online courses; leads participant recruitment efforts; leads all marketing and communication activities; and manages the analysis of evaluation data to support ongoing quality monitoring and improvement.
Kelly Danckert, Events and Communications Coordinator
Kelly Danckert serves as the Events and Communications Coordinator for the Community Health Training Institute and the Peer Leaders Promoting Safe Driving Initiative. In this role, Kelly oversees events coordination; marketing and communications; training/webinar logistics; and provides overall administrative support to the project and team.