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Deanna Hillard

Deanna Hillard

Program Officer

Deanna Hillard brings a background in nonprofit programming and volunteer management to Interact for Health’s school-based health center team. As Program Officer, Deanna will support efforts to improve access to care for children via the 38 school-based health centers currently operating in the region and to develop additional opportunities to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities.   

Deanna joined Interact for Health in 2021 after spending four years with the National MS Society, most recently serving as Senior Manager, Volunteer Engagement. In that position, she oversaw a team of four responsible for coordination of more than 100 events annually and engaging 7,000 volunteers. Hillard led the team in refocusing their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing new ways to engage volunteers virtually.  

Before joining the National MS Society, Deanna worked in community outreach with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and as an AmeriCorps Fellow. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati. Deanna is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. She is active with the Junior League of Greater Cincinnati, serving as its Leadership Development Chair, and with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.   

Deanna is a lifelong Cincinnatian and as such appreciates when the Cincinnati Bengals have a winning season. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and considers herself a huge foodie.  


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