Founded in 2021, the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to develop and mobilize resources in support of the goals of the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts — local branches of the Virginia Department of Health — in order to promote health and health equity in the City of Richmond and Henrico County.
Local public health agencies from San Francisco to Houston to our neighbors in Chesapeake, VA have all partnered with nonprofit public health foundations to help accelerate their work. Using a proven strategy of close alignment with the goals and priorities of the health districts we support, RHPHF will grow and enhance public health work with and for the communities we serve.
Virginia Department of Social Services
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Chesterfield Health District
Richmond and Henrico Health Districts
Deputy Director Substance Abuse and Recovery Alliance of Virginia
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law University of Richmond
Community Health Worker Consultant
Associate Director of Grants & Foundation Relations
University of Richmond
Henrico Economic Development Authority
Outreach & Community Engagement Manager
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Health Equity Fund
Saraya serves as Program Officer for the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation, supporting the administration of the Health Equity Fund.
Over the course of her professional career Saraya has served with several nonprofit, public sector, and statewide healthcare agencies.
Saraya is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned her Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management degrees in 2018.
In addition to dozens of community partners, RHPHF works closely with the team from Richmond and Henrico Health Districts to ensure the close alignment of the Foundation’s work with local public health priorities and opportunities.
The Board and staff of the Foundation collaborate with the professionals at RHHD through Committees and project teams.
RHHD’s Health Director serves ex-officio on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Additional staff supporting and coordinating with the Foundation include: