Triana Kazaleh Sirdenis

Program Manager

As a Program Manager for CommonHealth ACTION, Triana manages programs that promote health equity through leadership development, capacity building, and systemic change. She has ten years of experience in participatory research and evaluation, education, and community organizing to address structural inequalities and the root causes of health.

Most recently, Triana directed MFierce, a coalition that collaboratively created and implemented community-identified strategies to reduce STIs in Michigan. She has worked at several organizations including ACCESS Community Health and Research Center, Michigan State University Extension, and People’s Kitchen Detroit and focused on eliminating environmental health disparities, food insecurity, and intimate partner violence. Triana is passionate about community organizing and has been active with Allied Media Project’s annual conference since 2011, supporting national healing justice work through liberatory and collective practices.

Motivated by gender, racial, and disability justice, her work has focused on supporting communities of color and other marginalized people build capacity and power. Triana holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies and Psychology from Michigan State University. She is based in CommonHealth ACTION’s Washington, DC headquarters.