Meet the Team

Caitlin Hungate, MDP

Training Center Director

Caitlin Hungate has twelve years of domestic and international experience providing training and technical assistance (TTA). She has worked on a variety of TTA projects that focus on sexual and reproductive health, family planning, and reproductive justice and integrates principles of adult learning theory and using evidence-based approaches. In addition to her work for the MA Sexual & Reproductive Health Training Center, Ms. Hungate has also served as a TTA provider on three national training center projects from 2012-present to support Title X family planning providers through TTA on topics related to financial management, billing and coding, cost analysis, integrating with primary care, integrating substance use screening in reproductive health visits, integrating telemedicine, and applying a health equity lens to sexual and reproductive health services.

Daphne Mazuz, MPH

Training Center Incoming Director

Daphne Mazuz is a Senior Consultant at JSI with 15 years of experience in public health, non-profit management, and communications. Along with her work on the MA Sexual & Reproductive Health Training Center she provides training and technical assistance for the New York State Family Planning Training Center. In her previous role, Ms. Mazuz worked closely with healthcare providers and systems, primarily in the OB/GYN space, on implementing and sustaining patient-centered group care. She has also worked on assessment and evaluation research projects in the fields of HIV and maternal health. In addition, Ms. Mazuz has over a decade of experience in the abortion funds movement, serving in both statewide and national leadership positions. She holds an MPH in social/behavioral sciences and epidemiology from Boston University and is a past fellow of the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership.

Lola Akintobi, MPH

Training Center Assistant Director

Lola Akintobi is a Senior Consultant at JSI. She is a public health professional that has been dedicated to improving health outcomes for over fifteen years. Throughout the span of her career, Lola has supported youth in reaching their education goals, delivered teen pregnancy prevention curricula, provided family planning counseling in a school-based health center, trained peer navigators to deliver HIV prevention workshops, managed the delivery of health education to 2,500 ninth grade students in 15 public schools, and delivered training and technical assistance to Massachusetts DPH-funded youth programs. Lola prioritizes racial justice and health equity in every aspect of her work. As a facilitator, she leads with the intention of engaging all learners by incorporating different learning styles and interactive practices. She is a proud graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received her BA in Psychology, and Boston University, where she received her MPH in Maternal and Child Health.

Jennifer Kawatu, RN, MPH

Clinical Advisor

Jennifer Kawatu has almost twenty years of experience developing and delivering training and technical assistance for sexual and reproductive health providers. She combines her background in women’s health nursing and public health, to provide training and technical assistance with a particular focus on using proven, data-driven approaches to advancing equity, access, and quality of services. In addition to her role with the Massachusetts Sexual and Reproductive Health Training Center, she serves as the Office on Women’s Health Team Lead for the Reproductive Health National Training Center. Outside of work Jennifer is a mother who likes to spend time reading, hiking, cooking and knitting.

Chanel Richmond, MPH

Resource Manager

Chanel Richmond, MPH, has over 5 years of public health experience in direct services, facilitation, training and technical assistance (TTA), and conducting qualitative health research. She has worked on projects related to reproductive services, women’s health, infant mortality, chronic disease, HIV, and more. Ms. Richmond oversees the MASRH Training Center website and its robust resources. She ensures all content is up-to-date, accurate, and relevant to SRH providers across Massachusetts and maintains the LMS (learning management system) to provide quality e-learning experiences. Overall, Ms. Richmond has a passion for creating a more equitable world and addressing health inequities created by racism.

Caitlin Tricomi

Training Center Associate

Caitlin Tricomi serves as a Program Coordinator at the JSI Boston office. Throughout her time at JSI, she has worked on a variety of projects pertaining to HIV, federally qualified health centers, improving client satisfaction among Massachusetts substance use treatment centers, and sexual and reproductive health. Ms. Tricomi brings two years of experience working in policy and program development where she successfully led initiatives ranging from LGBTQIA+ health, infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and HIV, student health, menstrual equity, mental health, and policy change at the university level. She holds a bachelors of science in Health and Wellness Promotion with a concentration in Public Health from UNC Asheville. As a member of the MASRH Training Center team, Ms. Tricomi assists with the e-news development, drafts monthly reports, organizes and archives webinars, records meeting minutes, and reviews website resources.