Dr. Jenna Lecomte-Hinely, 32
Chief Executive Officer, HARC
A self-professed “data geek” with a Ph.D. in applied psychology, Dr. Jenna Lecomte-Hinely translates raw numbers into action.
The nonprofit HARC offers health and wellness research in the Coachella Valley and beyond, including a comprehensive triennial local survey that it shares for free. The numbers have a real-world impact: Desert AIDS Project, for example, mobilized a successful HIV-testing program based on HARC data.
Nonprofits like Meals on Wheels use it to prioritize health needs and help secure funding. Jenna wants to grow HARC with more funding and services, “because the more stable we can become, the better we can do.”
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