Posted April 04, 2022 in News Items
Apr. 4, 2022 (CLEVELAND) Saint Luke’s Foundation announced and welcomed Devonta Dickey as the Communications and Marketing Officer. Devonta serves a key role in the foundation and will be responsible for planning, development, implementation, and management of all internal and external communications, community engagement initiatives, branding initiatives, and event promotions.
Dickey comes to Saint Luke’s with a strong marketing background including work as the Strategic Communications and Engagement Manager for Cleveland VOTES. Through his efforts with Cleveland VOTES, he helped to build Cleveland VOTES’ Equitable Civic Engagement framework aimed to encourage us to reimagine democratic power and civic engagement. Additionally, he led in the management and development of Cleveland VOTES’ internal and external communications, digital marketing, and digital organizing campaigns.
Dickey’s advocacy and engagement skills have supported community organizations in the Saint Luke’s footprint. As the Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, he managed the city’s Undesign the Redline interactive exhibitions analyzing redlining and historical discriminatory housing practices that resulted in the collateral challenges, we see today. In addition, he supported policy and advocacy efforts for community development corporations.
“We are excited to add the capabilities of Devonta Dickey onto an already highly-talented staff here at the Saint Luke’s Foundation,” said Tim Tramble, President and CEO of Saint Luke’s Foundation. “Devonta brings a wealth of knowledge in communications, outreach and community engagement. His work with Saint Luke’s grantees, exceptional technical skills, and positive energy makes him a perfect fit for our team ”
"I am honored to join the Saint Luke's Foundation and become a member of a dynamic team committed to the advancement of health equity and racial equity and inclusion,” said Devonta. “I am committed to capturing, enrichening, and amplifying the Foundation’s community engagement initiatives and fostering the narratives around health equity.”
Dickey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Denison University and studied Environmental Policy at the University of Cape Town. He is active in the Cleveland community where he supports a number of organizations including the Cleveland Alumni of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, The Alliance for the Great Lakes, the NAACP - Cleveland Branch, Summer on the Cuyahoga, and Hack Cleveland.
About Saint Luke’s Foundation
Now in its 25th year of grant-making, Saint Luke’s Foundation is dedicated to achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health for people in neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s and throughout Cuyahoga County. Saint Luke’s believes that people thrive as a result of living free of racism and poverty and experiencing equitable economic opportunities and conditions that enable them to lead healthier lives. Since it was established with the charitable assets of the Saint Luke’s Medical Center in 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $160 million in grants.
Information on the work of Saint Luke’s Foundation is available on the Foundation’s website: www.saintlukesfoundation.org.
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