MEET OUR TEAM

ARCHI was founded by individuals and organizations committed to upstream, cross-sector work.
A long vision propelled by iterative action. We are connecting a broad range of players to plug into our framework and catalyze change. We are beginning to move to scale.

Kathryn LawlerExecutive Director
Kathryn Lawler serves as the Executive Director for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI). Kathryn’s 20 year career has focused on cross-sector interventions to address complex social problems.

From her earliest days as a case worker in downtown Atlanta, her graduate school research and her tenure in a variety of roles at the Atlanta Regional Commission, she has worked to bring together transportation, housing and healthcare systems to support vulnerable populations. Most recently she led a large team as Manager of the Aging and Health Resources Division and Director of the Area Agency on Aging for metro Atlanta.

Kathryn holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Kristi FullerImpact Manager
Kristi Fuller serves as the Impact Manager for ARCHI. Kristi has worked in several areas of community health including policies and programs for older adults and people with disabilities, the educational pipeline and licensing of the health workforce, and philanthropic investments seeking to improve health outcomes.

She currently provides support for ARCHI’s strategic and conceptual planning, infrastructure development, meeting design, and evaluation. Kristi is passionate about working with the ARCHI staff, steering committee, and partners to collectively address local health disparities and share our experiences with others interested in addressing similar issues across the country.

Kristi received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Robyn BusseyCommunity Health Strategist
Robyn N. Bussey is a Community Health Strategist for ARCHI. Robyn facilitates ARCHI’s community-based work in Fulton County.

She has been a part of the ARCHI team since 2012 and launched ARCHI’s engagement in the Tri-Cities community of South Fulton County in 2014. Robyn has experience in community health through engaging communities to assess the health of their neighborhoods and working with residents and organizations to build coalitions that design and drive the work of community health improvement. She is committed to highlighting and addressing the persistent inequities that impact a substantial number of the residents in the Atlanta region.

Robyn received her Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Health Administration from Georgia State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida A&M University.

Mondie TharpSystems Change Manager
Mondie Tharp currently serves as the systems change manager for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI). In this role, she works to advance and support ARCHI’s systems change strategies, which are currently focused on improving care management outcomes, and value-based health care. She provides support to collaborating partners, provides programmatic framework for initiatives, and monitors implementation and progress.

Mondie’s areas of expertise are program design and implementation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of both domestic and international programs. She also brings experience in quantitative and qualitative research and HIV research and programming.

Meck XayavongsaStrategic Support
Meck Xayavongsa is a research coordinator with ARCHI. She provides administrative support, including management of grants and contracts and travel and meeting logistics. Additionally, Meck provides evaluation support to the ARCHI team and helps to improve partner engagement.

Meck’s research interests include improving access to care for vulnerable populations, specifically in the areas of maternal and infant care and refugee and immigrant health. She also brings experience in social services and refugee resettlement services, as well as in health in all policies approaches and utilization of health impact assessment tools to inform policy decision-making processes.

Teri WheatonCommunications Specialist
Teri Wheaton is the communications specialist for ARCHI. Her professional background is in marketing and communications, graphic design, web design, and film production.

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ARCHI is a growing coalition of public, private and nonprofit organizations committed to improving the region’s health. If your organization shares this goal, please consider joining us.

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