Join Us in Welcoming Hannah and Tanesha to CCF Team

Washington DC USA - March 20 2017: Steps to historic old Georgetown University on campus
Washington DC USA - March 20 2017: Steps to historic old Georgetown University on campus

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families is happy to welcome two new members to our team: Hannah Green and Tanesha Mondestin.

Hannah Green joins us as the new communications manager. In this role, she will work with CCF Communications Director Cathy Hope to share CCF’s research and analysis with you and others through our blog, website, state data hub, social media and media outlets. Prior to joining CCF, Hannah worked with various federal agencies to improve public health delivery for a variety of populations. She has also worked for non-profit organizations focused on improving children’s health including Voices for Virginia’s Children and Blue Ridge CASA for Children. Hannah earned a Master’s in Public Policy and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Virginia.

Tanesha Mondestin joins CCF’s maternal and early childhood health team as the new research associate. She will work with Elisabeth Burak and Maggie Clark to identify and highlight opportunities to improve Medicaid and CHIP for young children, pregnant and postpartum women and their families. Tanesha extends the team’s capacity to support the growing number of state partners with a maternal and early childhood health focus, zoning in on Medicaid’s role during the consequential period of family change surrounding birth and the earliest months and years of a child’s development. Tanesha first delved in to health policy at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and most recently worked for the Haitian Women’s Birth Equity Initiative in New York City, where she helped to increase the capacity of local service providers to support Kreyol-speaking individuals and improve outreach to immigrant families. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Tanesha will shortly earn a Masters of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in maternal, fetal and perinatal health.

We look forward to working with Hannah and Tanesha to move closer to the day when everyone has high-quality, affordable health coverage.



Joan Alker is the Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families and a Research Professor at the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy.