Welcome to Health Union's Community Team. Our Community Team is made up of a diverse group of employees of Health Union who bring you engaging, accurate information about living with heart failure. The Community Team partners with the Editorial Team to provide clinical content that helps people live better with their condition. Meet your Heart-Failure.net team below.
The Heart-Failure.net Team
Jess holds a master's of public health degree from Drexel University and a bachelor's in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Delaware. Before joining HU, she spent 6 years doing substance use research at PHMC. Jess is also the cofounder and president of PA DanceSafe, a nonprofit organization that promotes health and safety in the nightlife community. She is passionate about harm reduction and is an advocate for evidence-based drug policy and education. She lives in Philadelphia with her partner and 2 cats, and loves going to music festivals and concerts.
Torie holds a BA in English and a master of education degree in teaching special education. Before joining HU, she spent 6 years providing educational services, within a therapeutic milieu, to students with academic, emotional, and behavioral needs. With experience in meeting people where they are and a passion for helping others, Torie is very excited to keep building communities at Health Union.
Amanda De Leo
Cross Community Moderators
Lori Duffy Foster