Zhandra Levesque, public health expert and experienced manager, leads projects focused on improving population health. She brings expertise in continuous quality improvement (CQI), systems thinking, operational leadership, optimizing financial and human resources, and organizational development. Her content expertise includes maternal and child health, early childhood systems, and health equity.

Levesque co-leads EDC’s Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) as well as a Positive Guidance CoIIN. In these initiatives, she facilitates collaborative work focused on using CQI to improve maternal and child health outcomes. She leverages adult learning principles to support the work of remote teams and engages a variety of multi-sector stakeholders in service of shared aims.

Previously, Levesque led maternal and child health initiatives at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, including the Infant Mortality and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIINs.

Levesque holds an MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Political Science from Boston University. She is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and is fluent in Spanish and English.