Sheree Keitt, DrPH, MPH, CHES is the Program Director for the Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP). VEAP supports community-based organizations in developing and implementing effective health communication and community engagement strategies designed to increase vaccine confidence and acceptance, and increase vaccine coverage in BIPOC communities experiencing disparities.
To the role, Sheree brings more than 20 years of experience working in the non-profit and public health sectors on the local, state, and national levels. Her research and practice experience has primarily focused on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal, child and adolescent health and health promotion, and chronic disease prevention.
Early in her career, Sheree worked in the community where she was raised — first in community development through AmeriCorps, followed by the local Healthy Start Initiative, where she served as a trusted community voice to build a collaborative of organizations and community members to sit around the table and discuss strategies to address racial and ethnic disparities and inequities in maternal and infant health outcomes.
Prior to Community Catalyst, Sheree worked at the National Healthy Start Association, where managed projects focused on infant and maternal mortality reduction and family well-being. She was the lead staff responsible for the overall planning and delivery of training and technical assistance to NHSA members in the areas of women’s health, maternal morbidity and mortality, men’s health and fatherhood, and racism and equity. Sheree also worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where she managed multiple CDC cooperative agreements on the Safe, Healthy and Resilient Communities team. While at NACCHO, she also provided training and technical assistance on the Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support project, which focused on increasing lactation support in African American and underserved communities.