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Senior Manager, Maternal & Infant Health
Venicia Gray is the senior manager for maternal and infant at the National Partnership for Women and Families, where she works to lead equitable maternal health policies with a special focus on addressing the maternal and infant health crisis people of the global majority; Black, Latinx, and Indigenous birthing people. She works to solve health and health care inequities, adverse social drivers of health, and dismantling systemic racism.
Prior to her work at the National Partnership, Venicia was the Associate Director for Federal and State Affairs at March of Dimes. She served in the Obama Administration as a Special Assistant to the Director at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans as an Education Fellow after completing a two-year Hill stint as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow. Before moving to D.C., Venicia worked for Louisiana’s legislature for nearly a decade.
Venicia received her B.A. and MPA from Southern University A&M College and is a proud Louisiana native. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their son.