The Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare National Advisory Committee and Staff connect some of the country’s most prominent advocates for healthcare investment with leaders, innovators and experts from the worlds of business, philanthropy and education. Together, they are turning their passion for improving healthcare into tangible results where it matters most.
Our Nursing Program Staff
Althea Hicks serves as the Grants and Programs Manager for Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare at Columbia University. Throughout her career, she has managed grants from various private and government organizations. She has also worked with several community based organizations to obtain funding for their programs. As a result, she is familiar with the entire realm of grants management including identifying funding opportunities, applying for and maintaining the grant, providing deliverables, and completing the closeout process.
Althea has supported a plethora of medical researchers at prestigious medical institutions by assisting them in understanding and following through the grant application process. In addition, she has worked with National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service for several years providing cancer information to patients, health professionals and the general public, which provided the opportunity for her to participate as an author on publications discussing the communication of behavioral health messages. She also served on a Quality Improvement Committee for a local Home Health Care agency. These opportunities have reinforced her understanding of the importance of patient care.
Althea holds a Doctorate of Education degree from St. John’s University, along with a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the City University of New York- Hunter College and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Education from Temple University.