Leena Sharma, MPP, is Deputy Director of Community Catalyst’s Center for Community Engagement in Health Innovation. In this role, Leena works alongside the Center’s director to carry out initiatives focused on representing community voices in health system transformation. Leena also provides project leadership and policy expertise to the Center and its partners on programs and policies related to integrated care for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Previously, Leena worked at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater New Jersey Chapter as a public policy, advocacy, and volunteer coordinator. While there, Leena advanced public policy advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals who struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and their caretakers.

Leena received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Monmouth University.