The Ohio Prison Education Exchange Project is proud to introduce our newest staff member, Siatta Dennis-Brown! Siatta joined the team in late September as a Staff Associate, and her position is based at OSU's Newark campus. Read the brief interview below to learn more about Siatta's background and her interest in working with OPEEP.
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
I have significant direct management and leadership experience in patient-centered roles within multiple hospital systems including the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. As a result of these experiences, I’ve developed an intimate understanding of the relationship between hospital processes and patient health outcomes, and how to engage with diverse stakeholders to ensure high-quality, equitable outcomes. Additionally, I have an extensive involvement in community outreach initiatives and engagement, particularly building partnerships with key community stakeholders, recruitment, establishing plans of action for execution of metrics and analyzing data trends.
Where are you from?
Born in Monrovia, Liberia. At 7 years old, my family and I came to the US as refugees. I was raised in Southwest Philadelphia, PA and moved to Ohio in 2013.
Where did you go to college?
University of Pittsburgh - BA (Pre-Med), Minor in Africana Studies
The Ohio State University - Master of Healthcare Innovation
What sparked your interest in working with incarcerated populations, and what are you most looking forward to in your new position?
I’ve always had a relentless drive to serve and empower vulnerable populations and those marginalized within our society. This interest has drawn me to many unique opportunities like OPEEP. I see my position with OPEEP as one of those significant opportunities to join like-minded individuals. I look forward to both expanding my understanding and bringing previously gained experiences and knowledge to support the efforts of the project.