David brings over 10 years of experience in grant writing, journalism, and nonprofit marketing and communications. An accomplished storyteller, he has always been committed to helping marginalized communities have their voices heard. At RDA, David manages RDA’s external marketing efforts and online presence. He also supports grant writing efforts by overseeing the organization’s grant searching mechanism and serving as grant writer for select projects.
Prior to joining RDA, David developed an extensive background in health advocacy and during his time at the California Pan-Ethnic Health network. For five years, he worked to help maximize the benefit of the Affordable Care Act on California’s communities of color and limited-English proficient population. He also is familiar with the “health in all policies” framework of addressing the social and environmental determinants that influence health disparities in marginalized communities. Prior to his work in health advocacy, David worked for Chicago’s Safer Foundation, a leading provider of employment services for people reentering society after involvement with the criminal justice system. David began his career as a sportswriter for The Progress-Index, a small daily newspaper in Petersburg, Virginia, where he was recognized by the Virginia Press Association for achievements in feature writing, spot news reporting, and headline writing.