Romi Hall, MPH
Associate Director of Neighborhood Collaborations
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Romi Hall joined EBALDC in 2014 as its Healthy Neighborhoods Manager. In this role, Romi is the lead project manager for the implementation of the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC). Prior to joining EBALDC, Romi was a Prevention Coordinator with county-based First 5 Alameda County, coordinating a county-wide developmental screening and early identification program, including rolling out a new parent/child screening program and expanding developmental screening into county child care centers and pediatrician offices. Before moving to California, Romi was a project manager with a nationally-recognized comprehensive community development initiative in St. Louis, Missouri, called 24:1. Recently 24:1 received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize. In this role, Romi raised nearly $1 million of funding and in-kind support to launch neighborhood health initiatives, including the Normandy School District's first farm-to-school program, initiating a First Friday walking series along a historic greenway, and developing a community-wide exercise, healthy living and social cohesion program. Romi received her Master's in Public Health in 2009 from Drexel University and her Bachelors of Art in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Professionally, Romi was awarded the St. Louis Region Maternal and Child Health Coalition's Emerging Maternal and Child Health Leader in 2011; and from Neighborworks America in 2012, the National Award for Excellence in Community Building and Organizing.