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Sarita Hudson
Director of Programs and Development

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 Health Policy Commission funded Shift Healthy Homes Asthma Program, the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition, the Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative and the 413Cares online community resource database. She currently serves as a Board of Director for Massachusetts Public Health Association and the Steering Committee of the MA Asthma Action Partnership and is a former Treasure/Board Member of Safe Passage. 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. She enjoys biking around the Pioneer Valley and cooking Italian favorites from her family’s cookbook.