Reba Meigs is a Senior Project Officer supporting the Afghan Refugee School Impact (ARSI) & Afghan Youth Mentoring (AYM) Program. Reba’s role includes planning and managing the statewide ARSI and AYM programs as part of the community-led transformation model to support a communities of practice approach to organizational capacity building and skill-based trainings.
Reba has nearly 20 years of public health experience at the state and county level, and in academic and non-profit settings. She has extensive strategic planning and implementation experience in federal and state funding models, evaluation frameworks, training and skill development methodologies, and community collaboration. Reba has designed, implemented, and evaluated large-scale community-based programs and has provided evidence-based capacity building guidance for health policies, legislative bills, systems, and environmental change initiatives throughout the state of California.
During her career, Reba has worked for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Public Health Institute, the Santa Clara and Marin County Public Health departments, and UC San Diego Pediatrics. In these roles, she provided trainings to local health departments, evaluation support for the CDPH Rethink Your Drink Campaign, and managed projects to improve organizational wellness policies, healthy retail initiatives, youth empowerment projects, and school wellness frameworks. Most recently, Reba served as the Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Health Solutions, a Bay Area non-profit working to advance health equity initiatives. In her role, she lead the development of ParkRx and FoodRx programs as well as designed an innovative and integrated approach called HealthRx. Reba has presented at national and state conferences such as the California Association for Health, Physical Activity and Dance, and the American Public Health Association (APHA), and her evidence-based programs have been published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Reba lives in Santa Rosa with her husband and two sons and enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, gardening, yoga, and spending time with her family. Reba attended San Diego State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree and a Master of Public Administration degree.
Reba joined the Center for Community Health in 2023.