Meet Our Team
Jenny is the inaugural Executive Director of Healthy Chesapeake. She previously served as a university-based administrator overseeing the implementation of initiatives addressing revitalization, minority/small business development and community capacity building. Ms. Fertig has managed over 40 state, federal, and foundation grants and has served on numerous boards and commissions focused on community and equity issues.
Food Connection Program Manager
Calib was born and raised in Blanchester, Ohio. A veteran marine, Calib has over a decade of project management experience, nonprofit management experience and sustainable food systems management. Calib recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Green Mountain College, earning his Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Food Systems. Calib looks forward to helping rebuild Chesapeake’s local food system and being an advocate for fellow veterans.
Strategic Development Manager
Susanna grew up in Santa Cruz county, California. Before coming to Healthy Chesapeake, Susanna worked for an economic consulting firm, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and has volunteered at numerous organizations. Susanna holds two masters, an M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Susanna is happy to be at Healthy Chesapeake part time, focusing on both strategic development and grant writing in pursuit of making Chesapeake the healthiest community it can be.
Danielle Porzig, MPH
CARE Program Manager
Danielle, originally from a suburb northeast of Orlando, graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree from the School of Public Health. After the birth of her son, she obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health from Capella University and completed her practicum with Healthy Chesapeake. As the CARE Program manager, Danielle facilitates the development and delivery of initiatives based on best practices, community needs assessments and stakeholder input that incorporate the skills and assets from the Coalition membership, community volunteers, and interns.
Administrative Services Manager
Cathy, a Chesapeake native, is responsible for fiscal and risk management, human resources, and communications. Working with the management team, she contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies, and practices. Cathy’s fortunate to have worked with the Chesapeake Health Department at the time of Healthy Chesapeake’s inception. Her experience in population health and knowledge of business and human resource practices makes her an asset to the organization.