Expanding the Team: Get to Know Cachet, Manny, and Neda
As the Expanding the Bench® (ETB) Initiative and work continue to grow, so does our team! The ETB Team is excited to welcome three new team members and introduce them to the wonderful ETB community. We hope you’ll be able to connect with Cachet, Manny, and Neda in the new year as they work to enhance the impact of the initiative, provide resources, and get involved in programming.
I’m Cachet Evans (she/her/hers), a passionate advocate for marginalized communities and reducing disparities among historically underserved populations. I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and am joining the Expanding the Bench Team as the communications assistant. I plan to use my DEI research experience to support social media and website content creation for Expanding the Bench. I look forward to contributing to ETB’s impressive work as the Communications Assistant and immersing myself in the evaluation community.
I’m Manny Stegall, the Project Coordinator for the Field Building team at ETB. My background in clinical psychology intervention research and grassroots networking fuels my passion for addressing access disparities in healthcare and community programs. Inspired by my experiences in crisis intervention, sexual assault survivor advocacy, and work with perinatal women, Veterans, and individuals with chronic illnesses, I am committed to driving positive change in social and healthcare systems. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, I bring a foundation in understanding human behavior and mental wellbeing, always through the lens of equity and justice for marginalized groups.
I am Neda Moussapour, BA, a Change Consultant at Change Matrix with experience in research and data collection, coordinating and executing community outreach programs, implementing network and support building projects, and planning and designing social media communications. I graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Sociology. In combining my scientific background with my interest in sociology, I am passionate about addressing inequalities in the medical and healthcare fields. I’m committed to increasing resources for marginalized communities and making the healthcare system more accessible for immigrants and multilingual patients. I look forward to my work with ETB as a Project Associate!