Jennifer Barnhart, MPH
LUMA Health Consulting was founded by Jennifer Barnhart. Jen is a high-performing, strategic-thinking leader with over 20 years of experience in health improvement focused programs.
Jen brings broad sector experience to her clients through skilled program development, management, improvement, and execution. Jen has worked in progressive leadership roles in non-profit, academic and research, government, and health systems.
Her goals are to bring her clients high-functioning and sustainable solutions for their public and population health improvement objectives.
Senior Public Health Consultant
Alice Bauman is Masters trained from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has experience in strategic planning for population health, health policy, and systems thinking; including local health financing, health improvement processes, and integration of public health programming into healthcare transformation. Alice is a population health expert; bridging the gap between research and implementation for positive population health outcomes.
At LUMA, Alice serves as a senior public health consultant on projects with local health departments; which have included gun violence prevention, behavioral health, Community Health Worker policy, public health workforce development, and improving health outcomes for disconnected youth.
Public Health Consultant
Sarah White received her Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since then, she has been working as a faculty Research Associate with the Department of Health Policy and Management studying opioid policy implementation across the United States. She also works in the Department’s StigmaLab, which assists state and local agencies and nonprofits in developing and studying evidence-based practices around stigma reduction for substance use disorders and medications for opioid use disorder.
At LUMA, Sarah serves as a public health consultant on projects with local health departments; which have included COVID-19 response analysis, improving health outcomes for disconnected youth, and behavioral health planning.
Graduate Research Assistant
Ian Day is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studying Health Policy and Management and member of the Graduate Consulting Club. Ian graduated with Honors from the Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences with a BA in Public Health Studies in May 2021.
At LUMA, Ian is a Research Assistant who supports qualitative survey analysis and writing for local health department behavioral health planning.
Public Health Consultant
Lara Wilson is a proven health leader with experience in the non-profit, hospital and community health industries. She is currently the Director of Rural Health Care Transformation at the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Chestertown. Previously, Lara served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association. She also has served as an independent consultant for Merchant McIntyre in Washington, D.C., providing grant support to rural hospitals and health care organizations across the country. Lara also serves as an independent public health consultant for LUMA Health Consulting Lara holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University.