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Jennifer Barnhart, MPH

President, Founder, and Owner

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.

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Alice Bauman

MSPH
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 and state health departments; which have included gun violence prevention, behavioral health, Community Health Worker policy, public health workforce development, improving health outcomes for disconnected youth, and evaluating the impact of the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model in rural regions.

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Sarah White

MSPH
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 and state health departments; which have included COVID-19 response analysis, improving health outcomes for disconnected youth, behavioral health strategic planning, and evaluating the impact of the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model in rural regions.

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Ian Day

MSPH
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.

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Lara Wilson

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 healthcare organizations across the country. Lara holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University.

Lara is an independent public health consultant for LUMA Health Consulting, supporting subject matter expertise and consulting services about healthcare transformation in rural regions.

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Rida Shams

Graduate Research Assistant

Rida Shams is a candidate for a M.S. in Public Health degree in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also earned her B.S. in Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. Rida previously consulted health system leaders on cost accounting and service line analysis decision support. At Johns Hopkins, she has engaged with the Maryland Department of Health to analyze policy and programmatic priorities. She is interested in working with at-risk populations through publicly financed programs. At LUMA, Rida is a Graduate Assistant supporting program evaluation for healthcare transformation initiatives.

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Kevin Ramirez

Creative Officer

Kevin manages the creative operations of LUMA, including technology, communications, and design development.

Kevin is also the Co-founder of FactSumo.com and MyBinto.com, providing digital solutions for educational advancement and women's health. 

 

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