Abbie Green is a community health promotion professional in the Greater Boston Area. She graduated from Boston University School of Public Health in January 2008 with her Master's in Public Health, concentrating in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Abbie enjoys all aspects of making health promotion programs successful – from the needs assessment and intervention design, to the grant writing and program development, to the daily coordination and management, to the continuous evaluation for improvement. She strives to incorporate theory with best practices, which she believes builds stronger programs. Abbie approaches public health problems with two primary strategies: 1) making environmental changes in the community to improve access and availability, and 2) launching social marketing campaigns to address the core values of the target population. Her diverse background allows her to integrate quantitative with qualitative research and evaluation methods, which improve overall organization and thoroughness. Abbie’s dynamic leadership balances efficiency and practicality with insight and awareness, while remaining positive and adaptable. She has a propensity for being able see the forest as well as the trees, by being able to keep big picture strategy in mind while also being acutely aware of the details that make the program distinctive. Abbie’s ease of teaching, along with her strong technical writing skills, enable her to engage with neighborhood members, community partners, and the local government uniquely to stimulate communication and collaboration in order to find innovative solutions. Her advocacy stretches from individual health behavior changes to public policy changes.Abbie, an accomplished gymnast of more than 30 years, has been coaching all ages and abilities for the last ten years. She is currently the part-time Executive Director at Cambridge Community Gymnastics, a non-profit community adult gymnastics program, featuring a Special Olympics gymnastics class, as well as the Head Coach for the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Varsity Gymnastics Team. In May 2011, Abbie was hired as the Director of Board Programs at the Blackstone Community Center under a grant that ended in February 2012. In 2010, she held a Communications Fellowship position at the Executive Office of Health & Human Services for the Commonwealth of MA, as well as was contracted by MetaMovements Dance to manage the Move4Health project. While in grad school, she developed a pivotal social marketing campaign for Supporting an Alcohol-Ad Free Environment in MA (SAFE-MA), and coordinated a program evaluation for Our Bodies Ourselves. Before changing careers into public health, Abbie earned her bachelor’s degree in 2000 from The Ohio State University in Engineering Physics, and subsequently worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as Assistant Technical Staff for four years. She has been volunteering at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival for 20+ years, and continues to volunteer at SAFE-MA. Abbie resides in Cambridge, MA.