Avital Havusha, MPH, Managing Director

Phone: 212-437-3911   Email: ahavusha@pcdc.org

Avital Havusha leads and directs PCDC’s Performance Improvement Practice, overseeing strategy, project execution and quality, operations, and business development for PCDC’s three main capacity building and technical assistance program areas. Before joining PCDC in 2017, Avital was the Deputy Director of Programs at Public Health Solutions, overseeing large-scale health and human service programs in the areas of food and nutrition, reproductive health care, maternal child health, and health care access and quality. She set strategic and operational goals, monitored program performance, built partnerships, and developed and implemented new programs in response to emerging health care issues. Prior to PHS, she was the Policy Director for the Bureau of Health Planning in the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), where she played a lead role in coordinating the DOHMH’s response to federal and state health care reform implementation and was a member of the leadership team that developed the Take Care New York policy agenda. Avital has also held roles at Yale University’s School of Public Health, managing a National Institute of Health research study, and at an anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts, managing a network of grant-funded emergency food programs. She received her Master in Public Health degree with a concentration in health policy and administration from Yale University and her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.