Dr. Barbara J. Zappia

Dr. Barbara J. Zappia

Associate Principal

Dr. Zappia brings over 30 years of experience working in healthcare, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations to CGR. For the past 11 years, Barbara worked as a senior program officer and chief learning officer at the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

At the Health Foundation, Barbara directed grantmaking initiatives to create healthy neighborhood environments and to improve clinical healthcare services for older adults. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, neighborhood environmental influences on health, and asset based community development. In previous work, Barbara developed expertise in program planning and evaluation at a local, community-based agency. Earlier in her career, Barbara was a physical therapy clinician and department director in hospitals and long term care facilities in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. Dr. Zappia holds a B.S. in physical therapy from Ithaca College and M.P.A from SUNY Brockport, and she earned her Ed.D. from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education in 2014.

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