Jaime is a results-driven professional with over 20 years of experience in public health, including community health needs assessments, strategic initiatives, community facilitation and coordination, program management and evaluation, and grant writing. In addition to content expertise in public health, Jaime has senior leadership experience providing management and operations support for a governmental organization.
Since joining the team at Pear Associates, Jaime has worked with nonprofits and governmental agencies to provide strategic planning, assessment, and grant writing services for various topic areas, including violence prevention, early childhood development, improving social and economic factors, workforce development, and education, and increasing access to quality healthcare. Embracing a broad definition of health, she is passionate about issues related to the social determinants of health and equity. As a systems thinker, she enjoys working through the complex interplay of individual, community, and place-based factors to identify root causes and create innovative approaches.
Jaime is currently working with Granite United Way’s Capital Area on identifying gaps in the local care coordination system for families with young children to inform policy, systems, and environmental changes; conducting a community health needs assessment process and facilitating the creation of a community health improvement plan for the Town of Reading, Massachusetts; and working with the City of Manchester, NH School District to establish a full-service community schools model within local elementary schools for increasing school attendance, supporting student health and wellbeing, and improving academic achievement.
Originally from Massachusetts, Jaime moved to New Hampshire and joined the municipal public health department in the state’s largest city in 2003. Working her way to Chief Strategy Officer, Jaime supported the establishment of workforce development programs, authored community health assessments and reports, facilitated multisector partnerships to spark integration and impact on the drivers of poor health, and served on several non-profit boards and committees focused on strategic planning and health improvement. At the beginning of her career, Jaime worked in the Community Health and Benefits Department for a Boston area hospital, where she created community partnerships, managed programming to promote healthy aging, and developed health education and wellness initiatives.
In addition to professional certification as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist, Jaime has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and a Master of Public Health degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Boston University School of Public Health. She lives in Bedford, NH with her husband Joe and daughter May, and on most weekends, can be found watching her daughter play softball and spending time with family.