Mayor Ginther Appoints Danielle Tong to Lead CelebrateOne
Published on June 21, 2023
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced that Danielle Tong has been appointed to run CelebrateOne, the city’s initiative to reduce infant mortality.
“Danielle brings a broad range of experience to the maternal and infant mortality space, from both the nonprofit and public side,” said Mayor Ginther. “Her understanding of what leads to infant mortality – and the causes of racial disparity in maternal healthcare – make her uniquely positioned to move CelebrateOne forward.”
Tong comes to CelebrateOne from The Columbus Foundation where she is the content expert on maternal/child health and women’s reproductive health. She researches grant appropriations for the Foundation, and is the liaison for a number of projects related to CelebrateOne including Healthy Beginnings at Home and the Safe Sleep initiative. She also served on a focus group for CelebrateOne’s most recent strategic plan. Prior to the Foundation, Tong worked at the Ohio Department of Medicaid and was a fellow with OhioHealth. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health from Wright State University.
“CelebrateOne’s imperative extends beyond abstraction, numbers and statistics. It’s ultimately about providing a safe and fertile ground for babies and their families to thrive through their first year and beyond,” said Tong. “It is an incredible honor to serve Columbus’ families in such a deeply meaningful and personal way. I am so grateful to lead an organization that elevates and amplifies the resources, talent, brilliance and passion that already exists in our community, to one end: Thriving babies and families.”
Tong will begin with CelebrateOne on July 10, 2023.