Aliya Hussaini, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

TITLE: Health Team Lead

FUNDING AREAS: Childhood obesity prevention and wellness

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PROFILE: Aliya Hussaini, M.D. is in charge of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's efforts to fight childhood obesity. Her foundation bio shares: 

Aliya is responsible for the foundation’s efforts to improve childhood health and wellness through proven strategies and partnerships with a broad range of traditional and non-traditional partners. She focuses primarily on increasing the access to and equity of healthy eating and physical activity opportunities, generating demand for healthy options, and supporting healthy behaviors and environments. Also core to her work is the management of the foundation’s investments in the Central Texas medical community.
Aliya completed undergraduate degrees in biology and economics at Swarthmore College, medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pediatrics residency and chief residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, and fellowship training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a master’s degree in Health Policy Research.
In addition to her work at the foundation, Aliya is a practicing pediatrician at People’s Community Clinic in Austin.

Joe Siedlecki, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

TITLE: Senior Director, Quality School Options 

FUNDING AREAS: K-12 education improvement

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PROFILE: Joe Siedlecki is "the point person for the foundation's federal policy activities" at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and runs its Quality School Options Portfolio. His foundation bio shares: 

Joe directs the U.S. Education team’s Quality Schools Options portfolio, which supports the growth of high performing or high potential schools and assists school system leaders in the implementation of the school portfolio management model – ensuring that government entities focus on regulating for performance and equity. Joe has experience with citywide reform strategies, unified accountability, unified enrollment, equity reporting, strategic regional analysis, school portfolio management and authorizing. He has supported the creation and growth of charter school operators, school restart operators, and district schools with protected autonomies.
Joe’s previous professional experience includes roles at the White House Office of Management and Budget and with Deloitte Consulting. He earned a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master of public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.