Maine Resilience Building Network
Kini-Ana is the Executive Director of the Maine Resilience Building Network, a public health nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of children, families, and communities by advancing MRBN’s mission through capacity building, system integration, policy, and advocacy.
Kini-Ana has worked in public health and healthcare for 40 years as an RN, educator, advocate, and leader. She brings proven system transformation leadership to advance health equity, wellness, and improved health and well-being. In addition to her work at MRBN, her career expands across maternal and child health, home visitation, school-based health centers, youth leadership, education, clinical healthcare delivery, and public health. Kini-Ana is a Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership Class VII graduate.
She has experience leading the integration of intimate partner violence prevention service in Maine’s federally qualified health centers, family planning, and school-based health centers, planning and implementation of reproductive health services in Maine’s school-based health centers, building capacity of school-based health centers across Maine to improve access of medical and behavioral health care for adolescence, and supporting youth advocacy at the state and federal level. She has served as a school board member and Chair of the RSU #38 school committee and a past recipient of the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) Youth Leadership and Advocacy award.