• Janelle Suggs

    Assistant Program Manager

As an Assistant Program Manager at CommonHealth ACTION, Janelle provides support to programs, conducts trainings, and delivers technical assistance to community leaders. Using her internal consulting skills, she helps clients to align human capital initiatives with key organizational strategies.  As one of the master trainers for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Institute, Janelle helps to institutionalize equity in agencies, organizations, and businesses and show how history has shaped opportunities for health and well-being of those living in the U.S.  Within the Institute, Janelle co-develops evidence-based curricula for groups of all sizes, demographics, and sectors that prepares participants to decide and act more equitable through policies, programs, practices. She also provides coaching support to other EDI trainers through our Train-the-Trainer model.
In her previous role of Special Assistant here at CommonHealth ACTION, Janelle had the opportunity to support the organization in a much different capacity. In this role, she took on responsibilities that included being the Board of Directors liaison and small projects budget manager, onboarding new hires, updating and creating organizational policies and practices, and supporting the Mentoring, Resource Advisor and Internship programs.  It was in this role that she had the opportunity to hone her negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills that she brings to the table today.  Janelle received a BS in Finance from Morgan State University and has an M.B.A from the University of Baltimore. She is based in CommonHealth ACTION’s Washington, DC office.