Jan Robinson Flint – Executive Director
Claudie Kiti Bustamante - Kitchen Divas Program Director
Claudie Kiti Bustamante is the Kitchen Diva Program Director at Black Women for Wellness. Prior to joining Black Women for Wellness, Ms. Kiti Bustamante worked at the New America Foundation as a Senior Program Associate with the California Program in Sacramento, California. She played a leading role in promoting New America’s public policy events in California and raising the organization’s profile with the media in California. She also managed the California Fellows Program and the Sacramento office.
Ms. Bustamante is a former education consultant to California State Senator Deborah Ortiz (D-Sacramento). She served under Governor Gray Davis as Assistant Secretary for California’s State and Consumer Services Agency managing a multimillion dollar statewide energy education and outreach program to school districts and community-based nonprofit organizations and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency respectively. Previously, Ms. Bustamante was a Los Angeles Unified school teacher and served as an affiliate at both the National Health Foundation and the Southern California Association for Philanthropy. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Whittier College, and is fluent in three languages.
Office Manager – Program Assistant
Dorsey “Dons” High School Alumni. Started as a volunteer for Black women for Wellness, Then decided to get a real hands on, in the Non-Profit sector. Witnessing history as we make it! ”Progress is my business”
Nourbese Flint M.A. Program Manager
Nourbese Flint serves as a program manager with Black Women for Wellness (BWW). Here, she directs environmental and reproductive health work, organize community advocacy and works on policy. In addition, Nourbese serves as the head of civic engagement with Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE), where she strategically looks at the political landscape and helps design efforts to build power and address toxic chemicals as it relates to reproductive health through elections, legislative efforts and community politics.Before joining BWW, Nourbese studied women’s health in both Spain and Cuba and journalism in Scotland. Nourbese communication’s background includes serving as communication director for the Center of Women’s Health and Human Rights, as well as reporting for KPFK evening news in Los Angeles. Nourbese has a Masters of Arts in Women’s Health from Suffolk University, where she specialized in health disparities as it relates to media influence. Nourbese is a founding member of Trust Black Women; a national coalition dedicated to increasing respect and support of Black Women and is an active member of the Women’s Intercultural Network. Nourbese is a proud alumnus of San Jose State University, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and African American Studies.
Onyenma Obiekea – Program Coordinator Sisters in Control
Onyenma Obiekea is a recent graduate from The University of California San Diego (UCSD). She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. She now works as the program coordinator for the Sisters in Control program at Black Women for Wellness. Onyenma Obiekea currently works on the Get Smart B4U Get Sexy campaign through the Sisters in Control program which aims to eradicate the disproportionate burden of STIs by shifting culture. She also is involved with the “I Know” campaign, a collaboration with Los Angeles County to decrease the staggering rates of STIs in the South LA community.