Ayana Woods is the Executive Director for End of Life Choices New York

About Ayana Woods

Ayana is passionate about addressing health disparities and creating culturally appropriate interventions for under-served communities.

Ayana Woods has a BA in Sociology and African American studies from Princeton University and a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina. She is a public health professional with 20 years of experience in developing health education and outreach programs to promote wellness, successful management of chronic illness, and patient empowerment. She served as the Director of Education for the National Hemophilia Foundation and worked with the CDC as a Principal Investigator to launch the largest online resource for people with bleeding disorders.

Ayana has supervised the curriculum development and delivery of over 400 webinars, trainings, workshops, and symposia for healthcare professionals and the general public. She is passionate about addressing health disparities and has created a multitude of culturally appropriate interventions for under-served populations. This includes several bilingual initiatives to facilitate access to Spanish speaking audiences and programs in unique community settings such as beauty salons. Ayana has worked with a variety of national and local nonprofit organizations including the Guttmacher Institute, The Wallace Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, One Love Foundation, and March of Dimes.