Natalie is a Program Associate for The 84. Originally from Kansas, Natalie moved to Boston as part of a post collegiate service year program serving in an after school program. Natalie has worked as a youth worker in many different capacities including her work as Youth Minister at Trinity Church, Boston. She is very passionate about youth empowerment, communications, and social justice. Outside of the office you can find her shopping, going to the movies solo, eating brunch, or participating in some kind of outdoor activity…especially hiking! Natalie is extremely excited to be part of The 84 team and to stand alongside youth as they change tobacco prevention history.
Jenna Carter is The 84’s Administrative Coordinator. She enjoys listening to 90’s tunes (especially Alannis Morrisette), reading comics at Barnes and Noble, and spending too much time on Pinterest. Jenna is a proud supporter of feminism, animal rights, and racial equality movements with a minor degree in Social Sciences. Jenna’s favorite season is the Fall (and not just because her favorite holiday is Halloween). On the weekends she can be found hosting a board game night, browsing a local thrift store, or wielding a nerf gun in the woods at a Live Action Roleplay event. Jenna is excited to be working with The 84 Movement, and can’t wait to see what each Chapter has to offer!
Carly joined The 84 team as Project Manager in 2013, and has loved every minute of it. That’s no surprise, since she’s been working on tobacco issues since 2000 when she was in high school! Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, Carly has a strong devotion to all things Midwest, and loves getting back there to check on if the corn is knee-high by the 4th of July (that’s a thing). Her two favorite holidays are the Youth Power Summit and Kick Butts Day, and she loves working with The 84’s Statewide Leadership Team and the staff at the Boston office. Carly’s other interests include Abe Lincoln, biking, yoga, Italian, church, NPR, and eating plant-based whole foods.
Danielle Adams is a Program Associate with The 84. Danielle recently moved to Boston from Connecticut, where she grew up and graduated from UConn. Prior to joining HRiA, Danielle worked in Human Resources, mainly in recruitment, and is excited to spread the word about the work The 84 is doing! She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health at Boston University, and plans to go on to work in community health promotion and program development. She enjoys kickboxing, traveling, doing anything outdoors (she recently climbed Africa’s tallest mountain!) and eating lots of delicious food. She is excited to work alongside youth leaders in the community to make Massachusetts youth tobacco free!
Tisha Hood joins The 84 team as Program Coordinator. Like Whitney Houston, she firmly believes “the children are our future” and is always encouraged to see youth leadership in action. She is an ardent fan of quoting popular song lyrics and pop culture but also frequently enjoys museums, cooking, volunteering, foodie experiences, travel, and binge watching Game of Thrones. Tisha hails from the Lone Star State, noticeable by the constant “y’all” echoing across rooms, where she completed her graduate studies and honed her youth and community engagement expertise. She is most excited to see how the SLTs, Chapters, and greater community can neutralize the threat and use of tobacco products among young people.