FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2022
Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]


2022 Peter Harbage Health Policy Fellow

Selected to Work with Children Now

OAKLAND, CA—It is an honor for Children Now to join the impressive and dedicated people and organizations in the Peter Harbage Fellowship family. Every year, the Peter Harbage Fellowship provides one exceptional emerging leader a year-long experience to deepen learning and capabilities in leadership and health care policy in the state of California. The fellowship program aims to jumpstart the career of a talented, passionate individual by providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and networks that might otherwise take years to develop. You can learn more about the Peter Harbage Fellowship here.

The 2022 Peter Harbage fellow, Colleen Corrigan, will be starting her fellowship on September 6, 2022. Colleen served as a Randall Lewis Public Health Fellow, working with the Community Initiatives Network and the Institute of People, Place and Possibility helping communities utilize health data for change and analyzing a broad range of policies. Colleen also worked as an Outreach and Research Assistant for an environmental health study located in Watts, CA, studying the impact of environmental racism on health outcomes in public housing projects. She earned her MPH as well as a BA & BS (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Southern California, and has developed a passion for environmental justice and health equity issues.

“I am grateful to be selected as a fellow for the Peter Harbage Fellowship and thrilled to join Children Now,” Corrigan said. “I look forward to learning from the Children Now team and working towards a healthier California for all kids.”

Kelly Hardy, Senior Managing Director of Health & Research, and Mike Odeh, Senior Director of Health Policy, will serve as Corrigan’s fellowship mentors. Ms. Hardy and Mr. Odeh both worked with Peter Harbage early in their careers.

“It is a privilege to help keep Peter’s legacy alive,” Ms. Hardy said. Mr. Odeh added, “Peter was an incredible mentor to me, and I hope to do the same for Colleen.”


About Children Now 

Children Now is a non-partisan, whole-child research, policy development and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California. The organization also leads The Children’s Movement of California, a network of over 4,800 direct service, parent, youth, civil rights, faith-based and community groups dedicated to improving children’s well-being.