Policy Analyst

DCPCA welcomes Shamaal Sheppard as a Policy Analyst on the Policy, Advocacy & Partnerships Team. He recently worked as a Grassroots Advocacy Manager at the National Association of Community Health Centers where he engaged with PCA and health center staff. Before his work at NACHC, Shamaal completed his master’s degree in Health Policy & Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  While there, Shamaal worked as a health coach and mentor for high schoolers in Harlem at BeWell Health. His experience there increased his appreciation for community engagement and health education. His interests in health policy alongside his passion for community pushed him toward a career in advocacy.

Shamaal is excited to work with all of DCPCA’s members and staff.  He looks forward to promoting health equity for all DC residents through our collective efforts.