Cara Pearsall


Managing Associate

Cara brings more than ten years of experience with nonprofit organizations supporting public health and community development to her role as Managing Associate. At NPAG, Cara’s search portfolio has spanned the philanthropic, evaluation and learning, policy/advocacy, and health sectors.

Prior to her work at NPAG, Cara served as Program Associate for Grantmakers In Health (GIH), where she directed programming to support health foundations design health equity agendas. At GIH, she stewarded the National Alliance for Health Equity, a learning network connecting grantmakers to design best practices for addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Previously, Cara was a Health Promotion Specialist with Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University where she developed and evaluated programs seeking to transform the campus culture to one promoting balanced eating, healthy interpersonal relationships, and mental health. Prior to that she was an Associate at Community Science Inc., working on evaluations of community health initiatives aimed to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities and promote community integration.

Cara earned a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, concentrating in reproductive and family health. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Maryland.

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