Leo Kattari, MSW (he, him, his) is a passionate advocate for health equity and social justice with over a decade of experience in the areas of health education, organizational development, community mobilization and organizing, policy, public health data and evaluation. Leo’s work has an emphasis on health disparities, youth development, health policy, and advocacy through story-telling. He has provided presentations, trainings, and consultation services on leadership development, cultural responsiveness, putting data into action, and story-telling techniques throughout the U.S. to agencies such as the Mayo Clinic, various state and county health departments, and the U.S. Department of Human Service’s Office of Adolescent Health.
Currently, Leo is the program manager for Michigan OPEN, managing an interdisciplinary research team that examines opioid prescribing practices among providers to address root causes to the opioid epidemic. He is invested in community driven and data informed action that advances health equity through public policy, funding priorities, and innovative systems change. Leo earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver.