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Katrina S. Forrest, J.D.

Co-Executive Director, CityHealth

Katrina has dedicated her career to economic justice for low-wealth individuals and communities. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of CityHealth. In this capacity, she provides strategic direction, manages partnerships, and oversees government affairs, collaborating closely with local elected leaders, policy experts, and other key stakeholders to expand the understanding of health beyond healthcare and drive municipal policy change to improve the conditions that most influence a person’s health.

Before joining CityHealth, Katrina served as both Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso. In that role, she drafted more than fifty (50) pieces of original legislation and was responsible for leveraging community and business relationships to drive the Councilmember’s legislative agenda and policy priorities. In 2020 she received the District of Columbia’s Behavioral Health Association’s Community Champion Award for her advocacy on behalf of D.C. residents with mental illness or addictions, and for her commitment to advancing behavioral health issues.

Prior to her work in local and state government, Katrina served as a Compliance Manager with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), where she worked to eradicate discriminatory practices in housing and banking. Katrina holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and a law degree from UIC’s John Marshall Law School. She is a self-proclaimed “music maven,” and enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, shopping, and binging mindless TV.