Ms. Jovonni Spinner is a public health strategist and thought leader with a deep passion for improving health equity across the lifespan through research, communication, multi-sector partnerships, and leadership coaching. She is known as a public health programming guru using her skills to direct projects from concept to fully operational through program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and breaking down silos across sectors.
At the Food and Drug Administration, she is the Lead for the Outreach and Communications Team in the Office of Minority Health overseeing the strategic direction of the team, advising senior officials on minority health, and leading the Diversity in Clinical Trials Initiative. Prior to joining FDA, she managed national initiatives including the Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative, which aims to reduce cardiovascular and asthma health disparities through community education and training at the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. She also provided health policy guidance to leaders on vaccine supply and finance policy issues at the HHS, National Vaccine Program Office, and served as the Director of Virginia’s Vaccines for Children Program ensuring the state’s Medicaid, uninsured, and underinsured populations were vaccinated.
She serves on non-profit boards; American Public University System and Society for Public Health Education, and writes women’s health articles for Health in Her Hue.
Ms. Spinner received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, Master’s of Public Health from Emory University-Rollins School of Public Health and is pursuing her Doctorate of Public Health from Morgan State University.