Director of Strategic Partnerships and Equity
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Janel Cubbage currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Equity at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Janel began her career providing case management and care coordination to adjudicated youth where she encountered firsthand the deleterious effects of gun violence. It was then that Janel made a commitment to prevent gun violence and care for those who have been affected. Janel transitioned to a career as a suicidologist where she gained experience managing prevention programs for the military, chairing and serving on state commissions and workgroups, and directing state suicide prevention initiatives. Janel also works as a licensed trauma therapist, specializing in providing therapy for minoritized communities. She is passionate about healing racial trauma and actively working for racial and social justice. Janel is currently a Fellow of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and working towards her MPH at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.