Katrina Forrest serves as the Co-Executive Director of the CityHealth initiative, working to help cities thrive through a set of proven, equity-centered policies that improve people’s day-to-day quality of life, well-being, and health. Before joining CityHealth, Katrina served as both Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso. In that role, she co-managed a team of 10 and drafted more than 50 pieces of original legislation. She was responsible for leveraging community and Council relationships to drive the Councilmember’s legislative agenda and policy priorities, as well as representing the Councilmember before government agencies, community partners, advocates, and other key stakeholders.
Before her work in local and state government, Katrina served as a Compliance Manager with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) working to advance fair housing and fair lending practices. Through educational training, building partnerships, and bringing private enforcement actions, Katrina served NCRC’s members in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods to promote economic justice and mobility for low-wealth individuals and communities.
Katrina earned her bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from George Mason University and her law degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall Law School.