Alison Mendoza-Walters


Alison Mendoza-Walters is CEO of Public Health Impact (PHI), a consulting firm that helps people use data to better serve their communities, promote collective impact, and spark action towards social change. Alison founded PHI in 2016 after more than 10 years working in nonprofit organizations to plan, execute, and evaluate public health and community development initiatives. She finds the most fulfillment working with people who take a systems approach to solving problems, value authentic community engagement, and pride themselves in challenging the status quo. Past clients include the March of Dimes Foundation, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Garden-Raised Bounty.

Alison understands that our environment, public investment in the communities in which we live, and other socioeconomic factors are strong drivers of our health. She is passionate about combating historic and contemporary structural inequities to support policy and systems changes to create places that support health. She is a proud member of the Prince George’s County Healthy Eating Active Living Workgroup, Food Equity Council, and Capital Trails Coalition Steering Committee.

She received a bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, her master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her master’s in business administration from the University of the District of Columbia.

She invites other changemakers and social justice advocates to connect with her. You may find her on Twitter (@alisonmenwal), LinkedIn, and the blog platform, Medium.

Myra Tucker