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National Partnership Manager

Marla Hollander, M.P.H., is the National Partnership Manager for Voices for Healthy Kids. In this role, she guides a team approach to collaboration and partnership connecting over one-hundred national organizations to advance policy and mission-aligned efforts. 

Prior to her work at the American Heart Association, she served as the founding director of Active Living Leadership, a national initiative supporting state and local, elected and appointed officials create healthy community design policies that enable healthy lifestyles.  As a former member of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program team, Marla was a primary developer of the active living concept and supported the creation of the initial active living grant portfolio in excess of $100 million dollars.  

Marla has also held previous positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society.  She has volunteered with many not-for profit organizations, including, Real Food for Kids Montgomery County, Sarasota’s Community Health Improvement Partnership, Move San Diego, the regional planning stakeholders group for San Diego’s Regional Planning Agency (SANDAG) and the California Commission on Aging. 

Ms. Hollander received her Bachelor of Science in business management and marketing from Tulane University and her Master of Public Health in behavioral sciences/health education from Emory University.  She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and currently resides in the Washington DC area with her family.


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