Staff and Consultants

Sapna Hencinski has served as the Project Manager for the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care since 2013. Sapna spearheaded MASBHC’s participation in the School Based Health Alliance’s Hallways to Health program. Sapna’s other MASBHC responsibilities include overseeing the planning of MASBHC’s Annual Conference, managing our website and social media presence, and our Board of Directors management and communication. Prior to joining MASBHC, Sapna served as the Program Associate at the Washington AIDS Partnership in Washington, D.C. Sapna received her Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs and Women’s Studies from George Mason University and her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from George Washington University.

Yekatit Bezooayehu is the Program Associate for Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care, where she provides program management and technical support for various MASBHC grantees, collaborates on annual conference planning and organizing. Prior to joining MASBHC, Yekatit served as the Health and Wellness Manager for a national community school initiative located in Baltimore City and supported the development of health education and school based health services for youth attending inner city schools in Baltimore. Yekatit is a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Texas Southern University and a Master’s in School Health Education from Towson University.

Robyn Elliott is a partner with Public Policy Partners, a public policy and governmental affairs consulting firm in Annapolis. Ms. Elliott has consulted with MASBHC for almost 10 years. She is an expert in navigating the legislative and state budget process on complex policy and financial issues. She has particular expertise in health care reimbursement, health insurance, health occupations, and disabilities issues. Prior to Public Policy Partners, she was the Director of Governmental Affairs at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also was a senior policy analyst with the Maryland General Assembly under the Department of Legislative Services. Her health care finance experience includes being a senior financial analyst at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has a Master’s in Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.