Staff

Tisha Nickenig
Program Director, National Health Corps

Tisha has worked extensively in the areas of public health program, policy and research, and has designed, supervised and evaluated projects, programs and research studies for a range of nonprofit, government, academic and philanthropic institutions internationally and in the United States. Prior to joining the National Health Corps team in 2014, Tisha worked as a senior projects manager at the Institute for Gender and Development at the University of West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad and Tobago for six years, where she led a number of United Nations initiatives focused on health disparities and the underlying gendered and racist structural inequities that contributed to them. Tisha currently also serves in researcher, consultant and lecturer posts at UWI and the University of Pennsylvania focused on gender-based violence and health. Tisha holds a Masters in Public Health, Health Policy and Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

 Tisha's passions include hiking, travel and tennis. Along with spending quality time with close friends and family, she can often also be found in her favorite role as  "aunty" (and school guardian) hanging out with kiddos in Trinidad and the United States.