Senior Specialist

Denise Raybon PortraitDenise Raybon, MPH, brings a passion for eliminating obstacles to good health and more than 20 years of experience working with populations facing social, economic, or environmental disadvantages.

As a Senior Specialist with Altarum, Ms. Raybon served as the Project Director for the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities with the Office of Minority Health. As a strategic partner in the mobilization of this nationwide and community-driven approach to combating health disparities, she was instrumental in the development of a federal and regional infrastructure for addressing health disparities and the development of a technical assistance system to build local and cross-federal-agency capacity. As a member of the Family Planning National Training Center for Coordination and Strategic Initiatives team, she leads the development and management of online Communities of Practice for Title X providers and supports the social media content and strategy development.

Recently, Ms. Raybon was accepted as a Scholar for the Health Disparities Translational Research Course, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Minority and Health Disparities. During this 2-week course, she worked with a cohort of national leaders to gain an in-depth, multifaceted perspective on the complexities of health disparities.

Before joining Altarum, Ms. Raybon’s career included a diverse mix of management, training, and public health experience with federal, state, and local health agencies. In Fairfax County, she led the development of a strategic, outcome-based, prevention-oriented system for the Human Service System. Through this work, she gained valuable, hands-on skills in strategic planning, developing partnerships, and implementing community-level interventions. She has also supported government contracts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency providing training, technical assistance, and health communications and served as the Director of Education with a local HIV/AIDS nonprofit.

Ms. Raybon’s content knowledge and expertise include health disparities, HIV prevention, sexual health, and adolescent development. She is a talented group facilitator with experience in training, curriculum development, health communications, and outreach to a variety of diverse populations and communities. As a skilled communicator and manager, she offers clients thoughtful, solution-oriented approaches and high-quality customer service.

Ms. Raybon received her master’s degree in public health from The George Washington University in 1998.