Polk Bros. Foundation welcomed Divya Mohan Little to its team last week as a program officer who will focus on Health and Strong Families grantmaking. She comes to the Foundation from the Illinois Department of Public Health, where she contributed to many efforts that improved the health of Illinoisans, including the recent release of Illinois’ first Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report.
“We are so thrilled to have Divya join our team and to work with us and each of you toward a vision of Chicago where all people can reach their full potential,” said Polk Bros. Foundation CEO Gillian Darlow.
With more than 15 years of experience across nonprofit and public sectors, including Polk Bros. Foundation grantee EverThrive and the Washington, D.C.-based School-Based Health Alliance, Divya is committed to improving health outcomes through innovative evidence-based solutions.
“My time in the public sector broadened my perspective of the real needs and best practices we see in public health and our collective efforts to strengthen the social safety net,” Divya said. “That work, coupled with my previous experience in school health, has only furthered my commitment to increase access to high-quality social services and healthcare, decrease inequities, and protect the health, resilience and safety of all Chicagoans.”