Senior Program Coordinator and Special Projects
Esthanette started her career in mental health, focusing on Black womxn’s health and wellness while living in Boston. She moved to D.C. to pursue her master’s in Health and the Public Interest at Georgetown University. Before she started at Wacif, Esthanette served as a Program Assistant at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the largest private, independent foundation focused exclusively in the Washington, D.C. Area. She has also served on various sub-community groups through regional grantmaking associations focused on racial equity, health, and well-being.
Today, Esthanette serves as Co-Chair for the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy D.C. Chapter while advocating and supporting reproductive rights and birth equity. As the founder of Etta’s Embrace, Esthanette provides individual and familial support through birth and postpartum doula services to people in the District of Columbia. Esthanette is a loving dog-mom to a playful dog named Buttercup.