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Mayela Arana, Senior Program Manager, Workforce Development


Phone Number: 202.218.4435


​​​​Mayela Arana joined the Public Health Foundation (PHF) in February 2023 as the Senior Program Manager, Workforce Development. In this role, she supports the development of workforce development resources as well as the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and its initiatives.

Prior to joining PHF, Mayela served as the Associate Director of the Health Resources and Services Administration-funded Region 2 Public Health Training Center, where she collaborated with academic and practice partners in the region to ensure that the current and future public health workforce is adequately trained to address the emerging challenges of their communities.

Mayela holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.​

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Mayela Arana, Senior Program Manager, Workforce Development