Vincent Atchity has served as Executive Director of The Equitas Project since 2015. Vincent is an advocate for public health and health equity, a population health management strategist, and a builder of communications bridges connecting communities and community partners with better health outcomes and more efficiently managed costs.
Vincent’s work has included care management, cost control, outcomes improvement, workforce development, data integration, partnership network development and support, project design, education, and fundraising. Vincent has served on the Colorado Governor’s Mental Health Holds Task Force and the Colorado Opioid Epidemic Symposia Steering Committee, and currently serves on the Colorado Public Defender Commission, Governor’s Strategic Planning Task Force to Increase Behavioral Health Access in the state, the Denver District Attorney Advisory Council on Mental Health, the Colorado School of Public Health Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Board, as well as on the board of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Atchity has held positions with the North Colorado Health Alliance, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Fordham University, and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature at the University of Southern California, and his undergraduate degree in classics at Georgetown University.
Gwendolyn West brings over a decade of experience in marketing, communications, development, and event planning in both non-profit and for-profit sectors, to her role as Project Coordinator for The Equitas Project. An emerging public health leader with a track record of aligning communications and strategy on behalf of philanthropic and policy-oriented organizations, Gwendolyn has served the Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) in several capacities, including the Professional Development (conference planning), Membership, Communications, and Health Equity subcommittees since 2014. Gwendolyn also served on the CPHA Board of Directors, as Communications Director, from 2016-2017. Ms. West was honored with the organization’s Emerging Leader in Public Health award in 2017. Gwendolyn earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.