Aimee Chitayat is an entrepreneurial project leader with 20 years’ experience in health, long-term care, post-secondary education, finance, and workforce development. She has a track record of managing large-scale, cross-sector collaborations in the public, non-profit and philanthropic sectors. She currently serves as Program Director at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a national research, consulting, advocacy and legal nonprofit agency dedicated to building economic health in disadvantaged communities.
Aimee is leading the Insight Center’s exploration of the social determinants of health, a newly emerging field which demonstrates that inequality in income, education, assets and race causes health inequities. She also directs Insight’s New Orleans Building Child Care project, an effort to create a loan fund and website that support quality construction. She also directs the SNAP E&T Expansion Initiative, which leverages federal funds to increase the quality of workforce services.
Aimee served for five years as the founding Executive Director of the Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. The Consortium advocates for improved health access and quality of care for low-income populations, and provides technical assistance and training to community health centers. As a full-time Research Associate with RTZ Associates and with independent clients, Aimee led planning efforts to reorganize publicly funded health and long-term care systems. New models she helped to design or implement include Kaiser Permanente’s Labor-Management Partnership, the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, and countywide Acute and Long-Term Care Integration.