Leila Batmanghelidj, MSW, joined COPE Health Solutions as a Program Manager in Washington state in March 2017. She supervises Health Scholars and manages program development and operations for the Health Scholars program.
Prior to joining COPE Health Solutions, Ms. Batmanghelidj supported the strategic planning process at First 5 Alameda County as a Strategic Planning Fellow. In this role, she researched best practices on early childhood health and education initiatives that informed strategic and tactical programming decisions.
In addition to her strategic planning work, she promoted international indigenous rights as the U.S. Director for Survival International, an international tribal rights advocacy organization headquartered in the U.K. Prior to that, she administered exchange programs at Meridian International Center for the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Exchange Program.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Spanish Studies from American University where she learned Spanish while studying abroad in both Chile and Spain. Most recently, she received her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Planning from UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. Along with her interest in health care systems, Ms. Batmanghelidj is passionate about working on behalf of vulnerable populations in the U.S. and abroad.