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Rev. Dr. Que English
DMin, MDiv

Director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Department of Health and Human Services
Rev. Dr. Que English serves as the Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (Partnership Center). The Partnership Center at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) serves as liaison to the faith community and community organizations. The Partnership Center works closely with the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  

The HHS Partnership Center’s core focus areas include addressing COVID-19, maternal health, mental health in youth, suicide prevention, and substance use disorder inclusive of overdose prevention. 


As a coalition builder and network strategist, Dr. English joins HHS from the State of New York where she served as the Deputy Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Development Services.  In this role, she identified opportunities to elevate strengths and build relationships with the faith-based community.  She was also instrumental in conceptualizing and forming the faith-based office in the Office of the Mayor of New York City. She brought together roundtables and interfaith coalitions to create and implement strategic plans to tackle New York’s most problematic issues.

 

Dr. English is the Founder and past President of Not On My Watch, Inc. She formed this organization to eradicate human trafficking and domestic violence through education, training, community engagement, and policy advocacy. 


In 2022, City & State New York featured Dr. English within the top 10 of the state’s 100 most influential religious leaders.  She was awarded both the Sojourner Truth Award and the Bethune-Height Legacy Award by the National Council of Negro Women. These awards highlight Dr. English’s wealth of knowledge and advocacy work. She has done advocacy work for various causes such as the criminal justice system, substance abuse, health and mental health, human trafficking, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and civil rights. 


Dr. English received both her Master and Doctorate degrees from New York Theological Seminary. She was also the recipient of the Excellence in Ministry Award, the highest award given to a graduating doctoral student.

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