Denisha Porter Hired as Director of All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition

CINCINNATI (May 6, 2019) – All-In Cincinnati is pleased to announce the hiring of Denisha Porter as the first Director of the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition. All-In Cincinnati is a community-led racial equity coalition that seeks to co-create and implement an equity action plan to transform our tri-state community, and Porter will be the driving force leading the coalition’s work to shape that vision.

Porter will be responsible for directing policy and advocacy actions promoting the All-In Cincinnati mission; building strong relationships with local nonprofits, city officials, government agencies and community partners; and facilitating meetings, communications and recruitment with the All-In Cincinnati Core Team and Coalition members. In addition to supporting the All-In team, members and relevant subgroups, she will provide leadership to align the efforts and resources of community partners.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to have Denisha’s leadership as we begin implementing the important work of transforming our community into a more equitable place to live and work,” said longtime community leader and activist Eileen Cooper Reed, an original member of the Core Team.  “Her skills and background will provide All-In with the strategic focus and capacity at just the right time.”

The All-In Cincinnati Report, championed by Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) in partnership with Interact for Health and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, was released in October 2018. Built on the framework of the All-In Cities Initiative of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing racial and economic equity, the report outlines a local policy map to navigate and accelerate those goals.

Porter will be based at GCF.  She comes from the Cincinnati Health Department, where she served since 2010 as the Director of Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness and the Creating Healthy Communities Program. She was responsible for coordinating health initiatives in schools, worksites, communities and healthcare settings.

Additionally, Porter co-authored a health education curriculum and worked as a public health educator. A registered sanitarian and a healthy homes specialist, she was recognized as the City of Cincinnati Employee of the Year and inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Porter is a graduate of Miami University, and received her Master of Public Health degree from Wright State University in 2006 and a Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina in 2010. She served as a board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials and is currently a board member of the Mill Creek Alliance, Outdoor Adventure Club, go Vibrant and Interact for Health.


About All-In Cincinnati

Guided by a core team of civic leaders, the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition is creating a local policy roadmap to be released in 2018 based on the framework of PolicyLink’s All-In Cities initiative. The project aims to strengthen relationships and build trust between individual local leaders working on multiple, intersecting issues.