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Center Staff

Acacia Bamberg Salatti – Acting Director

Acacia Bamberg Salatti was appointed by the White House to the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2009.

She serves as the Acting Director and her portfolio includes engagement on minority health outreach and health disparities reduction strategies.

Salatti comes to this position from the office of Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, where she was Lead Staffer for the House Democratic Faith Working Group (HDFWG). She also handled Congressman Clyburn’s education and agriculture portfolio. In addition, Salatti was responsible for his agriculture, interior, and foreign operations appropriation bills.

Salatti holds a Masters in Divinity and a certificate in Black Church Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is also a former Adjunct Professor of Religion at Columbia College, her alma mater.


Additional Staff

Lisa M. Carr, MSW – Associate Director

Heidi Christensen – Associate Director

Sylvia Griffin – Assistant to the Director

Kimberly T. Konkel, MSW – Associate Director for Health

Ben O'Dell – Associate Director

Content last reviewed on July 1, 2014