Katrina Forrest serves as the National Director of Partnerships for the CityHealth initiative, working to help cities thrive through a set of 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 40 pieces of original legislation. She was responsible for leveraging community relationships to drive the Councilmember’s legislative agenda and policy priorities, as well as representing the Councilmember before government agencies, community partners, advocates, and individuals.
Before her work in local and state government, Katrina served as a Compliance Manager with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). There, she provided technical assistance to NCRC’s members in urban, suburban, and rural communities to promote economic mobility—advancing fair lending and fair housing practices through educational training, building partnerships in communities, and bringing private enforcement actions.
Katrina earned her bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from George Mason University and her law degree from The John Marshall Law School-Chicago.