As the director of community health and engagement, Dina Faticone leads the Healthi Kids and High Blood Pressure programs, two health and wellness initiatives aimed at preventing chronic disease and improving population health in Monroe County and the Finger Lakes region.

Prior to joining Common Ground Health in 2012, Dina spent more than 10 years working in the community development field on a broad range of issues including youth development, environmental health and sustainable development.

Active in the community, Dina co-chairs the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester and is a member of several committees including Roc the Future, the Monroe County Community Health Improvement workgroup, St. John Fisher’s School of Nursing Advisory Board, New York Grown Food for New York Kids and the Training Research and Coaching Center Advisory Board.

Dina earned a master’s degree in sustainable development from Brandeis University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Le Moyne College. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, yoga, West African dance and playing with her kids.