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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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

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Andrew MacPhail, MPA

Chief of Staff

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Humberto Saddler

Chief Financial Officer

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Maisha Drayton, MS

Vice President of Community Engagement

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Lindsay Senter, MPH

Vice President of Research and Evaluation

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Michelle Hyland

Vice President of Curriculum Development

Meet Our Team

“Since starting at CAI directly after receiving my undergraduate degree, I have been given both the opportunity and tools needed to learn and grow within the organization. CAI has identified and nurtured my strengths, allowing me to move from a project associate role to that of a project coordinator and beyond.” Chloe Champagne Senior Associate, Administration and Project Management

Join the Team

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

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