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Bert Cooper

Bert Cooper

Vice President for State and Local Strategic Services

As the Vice President for State and Local Strategic Services, Bert supports GHHI staff around the country as they work with local partners to deliver technical assistance, implement national and local initiatives, and develop new collaborations to advance GHHI’s mission to address the social drivers of health, opportunity, and equity through GHHI’s integrated model to create healthy and climate-friendly housing.

Bert has spent the last 30 years working in the areas of health equity, housing, and workforce development. Bert was part of the original GHHI launch team in 2010 and recently returned to the organization after establishing C3 Community Solutions, a consulting practice that worked to strengthen non-profit organizations and design, fund, and implement collaborative affordable housing, economic and workforce development, and health equity initiatives to create better futures for families with low and moderate incomes. Bert also served as the Executive Director at Community Works Rhode Island, a Providence, RI-based NeighborWorks America chartered community development corporation. He spent his formative years working for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the City of Providence, and as a community organizer for the Seattle Housing Authority.

Bert holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in philosophy from Hamilton College. Bert lives in Cranston, RI and proudly serves on the Board of Directors at the San Miguel School of Providence. Bert is a USCG licensed captain, an avid fisherman, and an enthusiastic guitarist.

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