Thank You and a Fond Farewell to Katie Orona 
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanks Katie Orona for 2 years of service as Policy Analyst for children’s health issues. During her time with us, she has made tremendous contributions to our work on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health, obesity, children’s health coverage, and more. Katie is leaving to pursue her Ph.D. in health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. 
Welcoming Kaitlyn Rabb to Rhode Island KIDS COUNT 
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is pleased to welcome Kaitlyn Rabb to our team as Policy Analyst! Kaitlyn will be responsible for policy analysis, advocacy, research, and project management on children’s health issues.

Kaitlyn received both her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Public Health from Brown University. While at Brown, Katie wrote her master’s thesis on Black women’s breastfeeding experiences. She is deeply committed to reducing and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health. She has also worked on the issue of childhood obesity, developing training curriculum materials for a family-based child weight management intervention through the Hassenfeld Child Health Institute. 

Kaitlyn also brings a deep commitment to community engagement. She worked with the Providence Healthy Communities Office on summer meals participation and as a Bonner Community Fellow led a team of Brown students providing math and science tutoring to students in Providence public schools. 
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