Who We Are

We are experts in applying evidence-based strategies that strengthen the capacity of organizations and their teams to improve health and well-being of marginalized communities.

We are multidisciplinary, multicultural, and multilingual professionals

CAI’s staff are highly skilled professionals, master trainers, facilitators, capacity builders, and innovators. We understand our clients because we listen carefully and we have worked in the field ourselves. We understand the science and data of how to build the capacity of workforces. We know that our clients are experts about their organizations’ needs, and we work to complement their knowledge and develop programs together to have a lasting impact.

Our Leadership

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Tony Jimenez, MD, MA

Senior Vice President

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Dawn Middleton

Senior Vice President of Performance Management and Continuous Quality Improvement

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Rusty Chambliss

Vice President and Director of Training

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Jeanne DeChiaro, MS

Senior Vice President and Director of Finance

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Kathryn Gates-Ferris, MS, MPA

Senior Vice President

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Gricel Arredondo, MA

Vice President of Capacity Building

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Michelle A. Gerka

Vice President for Community Health

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Dean LaBate

Director of Human Resources and Operations

Meet Our Team

“We love that we get to contribute to making the world a more equitable place by creating user-friendly materials that train the public health workforce to help their clients get the services they need to live healthier, happier lives.” CAI’s Curriculum Development team

Join the Team

We are hiring highly skilled, diverse individuals who are committed to our mission and values.

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