Cristy Kovach Hom, LCSW, MSW
In her role of Project Manager with the Florida Public Health Institute, Cristy Kovach Hom, LCSW, MSW, drives successful and timely completion of multiple grant-funded projects; monitors and communicates progress to funders according to reporting requirements and writes and manages the submission of federal, corporate and community foundation grants. She assists and directly reports to the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director.
Notable accomplishments at the Institute include her coordination of the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) funded project, H1N1 Preparedness Planning: Successful National Public/Private Partnerships in which she wrote the case study, “Innovative Practices in Public-Private Partnerships for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness” and her management of two statewide oral health initiatives funded by the DentaQuest Foundation.
Cristy earned her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work as well as a BA in Secondary English Education and a second BA in English and Language Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked in nonprofit settings serving vulnerable populations for over 15 years. She has a strong background in youth program development, clinical and program supervision, therapeutic programming, team-building, community relations and grant and article writing.
At the American Association of Caregiving Youth in Boca Raton, Florida, in addition to her role as Program Director, Cristy coordinated the organization’s involvement in doctoral dissertation research, participated as thesis committee member for the University of South Florida Honors College and promoted knowledge of nonprofit organizational effectiveness and leadership skills through supervision of staff, interns and AmeriCorps members.
In 2007, Cristy’s efforts received an Outstanding Performance Award for program excellence from the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. Also in 2007, she completed the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Leadership Program.