Blake Fountain

Director of Public Health Initiatives

Blake Fountain

A 13-year New York City resident, Blake Fountain comes to us with a wealth of varied professional experience. After graduating with a Master of Public Health specializing in molecular infectious epidemiology from the University of Georgia, Blake was brought to New York as a Professor of Public Health at Touro College of Pharmacy. While there, he wrote courses and guest lectured on a number of topics including disaster preparedness, social behavioral determinants of health, community disparities, global health, pharmacogenetics, epidemiology, and toxicology. He then served as Director of Public Health Practice Experience. Following this, Blake worked as a Social Practitioner serving adults with serious and persistent mental illness at Fountain House.

Most recently and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Blake was Deputy Lead of Community Engagement under the COVID-19 Test and Trace CBO grant, a joint effort between NYC Department of Health and Hygiene and Health and Hospitals focused on brining COVID-19 resources to traditionally underserved communities of NYC.

In his current role of Director of Public Health Initiatives at ReServe, Inc., Blake has acquired and implemented grants aimed at serving the underserved communities of New York City in areas of COVID-19 and social services screening, linking, and navigation. Additionally, Mr. Fountain is working to refine ReServe’s resource navigation platform, SingleStop, and to integrate it with ReServe’s Case Management system.