Leeann Mahota Rizk- Bah (she/her), MPH
Mrs. Rizk is a public health professional with over a decade specializing in the field of Sexual & Reproductive health. She has a background rooted in developing, launching and managing community health education programs as well as evidence-based health promotion interventions serving populations in need.
Mrs. Rizk’s deepest passion is in supporting adolescents, women, young adults and their families in becoming fully engaged in their health and wellness. She has collaborated on several reproductive health projects, including working with international non-profit organizations and the government of Sierra Leone to leading a HIV prevention program in Harlem, New York to organizing communities around SRH issues working with Planned Parenthood of Greater New York.
Mrs. Rizk also served as a board member of the NYCDOH’s Community engagement board on Sexual/Reproductive Justice since its inception in June of 2015. Presently, Ms. Rizk is employed as Country Director with The Mama-Pikin Foundation in Sierra Leone.
She has also supervised many youth peer education programs for high and middle school students as well as young adults. Additionally, Ms. Rizk holds a Master’s of Public Health with specialization in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual health at the CUNY graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Mrs. Rizk is a proud first generation Sierra Leonean, mother of two as well as a dynamic Sexual health educator, trainer and advocate!