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Shoshanah Brown

Founder and CEO, AIRnyc
Community Advisor

Shoshanah Brown is the founder and CEO of AIRnyc, a community-based health justice organization with roots in a Harlem-based research project focused on Black and Latinx children with asthma. During the eleven years that Shoshanah has led the organization, AIRnyc has become the go-to, tech-enabled workforce partner for providers, payers and people working to address the social drivers of health with a whole person approach. Headquartered in the Bronx, AIRnyc’s Community Health Workers meet families where they live to improve health and reduce avoidable, traumatic hospitalization. Shoshanah began her career in the Peace Corps as a Community Health Worker in rural Burkina Faso. She has worked internationally to build and scale public health programs including the International Trachoma Initiative which operated in 11 countries. Prior to her tenure at AIRnyc, Shoshanah served as a member of the leadership team at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Division of Disease Control. Shoshanah holds an MS in Population Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MBA from Columbia University.

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