David Poms has been an Empower DC member since 2013 and was on the steering committee for the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition from 2017-2019. Professionally, David works as the Partnerships Manager at the DC Primary Care Association, and has 10 years of experience working on local social equity programs related to education, food, and health.
David currently coordinates the DC PACT initiative, a cross-sector health coalition addressing the social determinants of health, which builds on his experience strengthening the capacity of the emergency food assistance network of the greater Washington, DC area at the Capital Area Food Bank, and his years of experience doing advocacy, outreach and education at City Year Washington, DC and as a Freedom School Servant-Leader Intern and Youth Advocate Leadership Trainer with the Children’s Defense Fund. David is further developing new DCPCA member capacity building initiatives related to health equity and the structural determinants of health.
Prior to joining DCPCA, David completed a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Maryland, where he conducted research and policy analysis projects that detail the path to building an accountable health community in the District. David is a native of the Washington, DC area and is passionate about building an equitable and inclusive region.