Chairwoman of the board
Jennifer Todd, DrPH, received her Doctor of Public Health in Community Health Sciences from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she studied health disparities among Native Americans.
After Dr. Todd completed her doctorate, she was a senior research evaluator for the Federal Government’s Department of Health and Human Services working on high profile programs for nearly ten years. She worked to improve the health of women and adolescents, and communicate issues around sexuality and reproductive health in a sensitive and culturally appropriate way. Dr. Todd spent five years addressing emergency preparedness and disaster, including bioterrorism and pandemic influenza, and led crisis and risk communications planning for various hazards in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security.
Dr. Todd left the Federal Government to lead the development of a new undergraduate program in Public Health Science at the University of Maryland College Park, where she served for 5 years as the charter Director. She also worked in higher education administration at University of Wollongong, in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, and Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Todd’s interests include spending time with her family, including 3 cats. She is a dedicated policy wonk, and a podcast fanatic.
Maria Lloyd Price
Maria Price is currently a Principal at the Raben Group. Maria Price has developed a keen insight and clear understanding of the inner workings of Washington and the various interests that drive institutional decision-making. She’s known for her extensive relationships among private, public, and nonprofit stakeholders, and for leveraging that network toward advancing shared legislative and public policy agendas.
Prior to joining Raben, Maria served as legislative counsel for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), focusing on issues in the purview of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Homeland Security Committee; Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. She was responsible for developing the legislative strategy for a number of Senator Gillibrand’s signature pieces of legislation and helped lead some of the office’s landmark policy work, including the senator’s trailblazing efforts on sexual harassment, sexual assault forced arbitration, gun trafficking, and voting rights. Maria also managed nominations, contributing to the successful confirmation of a number of presidential appointments.
Earlier in her career, Maria held roles with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Maria is a proud graduate of Howard University School of Law and Spelman College, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Haley Griffin currently serves as the head of the Strategic Planning department at The Raben Group. Over her ten year tenure at Raben, she has worked to improve services to traditionally underserved communities including inmates, returning citizens, homeless children and youth, court-involved youth, and survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.
In addition to her policy work, Haley manages the firm’s strategic planning division. An organization’s strategy is at the center of its work; it is about how a non-profit allocates resources to achieve its vision of the future. By working with clients to help them align their service and business delivery models and distinguish between an organizational strategy and its accompanying tactics, Haley is able focus her client’s resources on the issues that matter most and help them do what they do better.
Haley earned a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University and M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She currently serves on the Board of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center and volunteers as a foster with the Humane Rescue Alliance.