Leadership and Support Staff

Juli PowersJuli Powers is the Director of CBA@JSI and has been with JSI in the Atlanta office since 2007. She brings 15 years of experience, both domestically and internationally, as a program manager, trainer and evaluator to her CBA work. Juli has supported CDC-funded agencies throughout the United States and its territories to implement HIV prevention and care programs, and has worked extensively to help organizations collect and report HIV prevention data, as well as use data for monitoring, evaluation, and program improvement. Juli has provided a broad range of CBA services over the years to address CDC evidence-based interventions and public health strategies, linkage to HIV medical care, HIV medication adherence interventions, use of surveillance data for re-engaging persons living with HIV into care, behavioral intervention support, and organizational infrastructure. Juli served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador’s rural health program from 1998-2002 and remains active with the Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (AARPCV). She holds an MPH in global reproductive health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a BA in Spanish from Emory University. In her free time, Juli loves to travel and bake, and now calls herself a runner.

Naima Cozier

Naima Morales Cozier, MSPH, is the Manager of CBA@JSI and has more than 10 years of experience working in community health and behavioral sciences. She has provided technical assistance and training to HIV prevention and care agencies across the county to support the implementation of behavioral interventions and public health strategies, develop monitoring and evaluation plans, and strengthen organizational infrastructure. Her CBA work includes assistance on the effective use of social media tools and the development of gender-responsive HIV/AIDS programs. Naima began working in HIV/AIDS prevention as a Program Manager for a reproductive and sexual health organization where she served young African American and Latina women in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chris BattelliChris Battelli is a Project Associate with JSI Research and Training Institute. He is currently working with the Center for Disease Control with the HIV Prevention Capacity Building Assistance Program and the Office of Population Affairs with the Family Planning National Training Center. Previously, he worked with low-income urban communities as the Youth and Family Program Coordinator for Volunteers of America Colorado Branch and worked with Reservation Communities Program Coordinator for Sweetgrass Consulting. Chris has experience with research design and implementation, focus group and key informant interview data collection, technical writing, and reporting. He has his BA from Colorado State University in Anthropology and Geography.

Lydia FaresLydia Fares is a Project Associate on the CBA@JSI team, where she supports the provision of training and technical assistance. She also serves as database content manager for the National Prevention Information Network, a CDC-funded program which offers a variety of tools and resources to support HIV, STD, Viral Hepatitis, and Tuberculosis prevention efforts. Prior to joining JSI, Lydia worked at a health care foundation where she conducted research and created a knowledge base for the foundation’s signature initiative to address health disparities in rural Georgia. Additionally, she collaborated with the director of evaluation to design an evaluation resource database. Lydia also has experience planning and conducting webinars, managing web content, designing publication cover art and marketing collateral, and monitoring website analytics and social media insights. Lydia obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from North Carolina State University with a minor in French Language and Literature.

Rochelle LiRochelle Li is a Project Associate at JSI with experience in communications and graphic design. She provides support for the CBA@JSI team and other JSI projects requiring design and multimedia needs for web and print dissemination. As part of the HRSA-funded Access, Care and Engagement Technical Assistance (ACE TA) Center program, she updates existing tools and resources designed for consumers and health care professionals. Before joining JSI, Rochelle dedicated a year of national service to FoodCorps, a grantee of AmeriCorps. She served at the non-profit organization CitySprouts and facilitated school garden classes, afterschool programs and in-school electives that emphasized STEM learning and healthy eating in partnering public schools in Boston and Cambridge. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Communications from Boston University.