Sarita Hudson brings over 25 years of experience managing programs, developing coalitions, and building community capacity on issues including environmental health, climate action and resilience, sexual violence prevention, women's rights, and social justice. As Director of Programs & Development at the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, she leads the Coalition Building team, and her responsibilities include resource development, planning, program development, and organizational communications. She currently directs the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition, the Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative, and the 413Cares online community resource database initiative. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership and the board of Massachusetts Public Health Association. Sarita holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School. She was awarded the 2020 Partners Asthma Center Asthma Achievement Award and under her leadership, the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition was awarded the 2019 EPA Region 1 Environmental Merit Award for Children’s Health.