Kaitlin Hiciano

Kaitlin Hiciano is a dedicated advocate for health equity, social justice, and human rights, having completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, she serves as the Director of Community Health Initiatives at New Settlement, where she continues her commitment to fostering healthier and more equitable communities.
With a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Anthropology from Fordham University, Kaitlin brings a multidisciplinary perspective to her work. Her leadership roles, including Project Manager and Graduate Assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have equipped her with the skills to develop and implement initiatives aimed at addressing health disparities and promoting wellness within communities.
Kaitlin’s dedication to community service is evident in her previous roles, where she collaborated with organizations such as Green Rural Redevelopment Organization and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Through these experiences, she has developed a deep understanding of community needs and effective strategies for promoting health and wellness.
During her time at New Settlement, Kaitlin honed her skills in community engagement and program development. Her experiences as an intern laid the foundation for her current role, overseeing initiatives aimed at addressing health disparities and fostering wellness within underserved communities.
An active voice in public discourse, Kaitlin’s publications and advocacy work reflect her commitment to amplifying community voices and driving systemic change. With her diverse skill set, Kaitlin is equipped to effectively engage with diverse communities and create positive impact in the field of public health. Outside of her professional pursuits, Kaitlin enjoys reading, cooking, baking, exploring new cuisines and nature!