Black Women for Wellness Staff and Consultants
Janette Robinson Flint – Executive Director
Janette has been serving her community as a public health professional for over 30 years. She has attended the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is a community professional at Charles Drew University, where she teaches public health professionals, doctors, and nurses about reproductive justice and the impact of health policies on minority groups. Janette is also a member of the African American Studies Community Advisory Committee at UCLA.
Early in her career, she worked as a peer educator informing women in Los Angeles targeting HIV education and outreach to Black women. Janette is involved in the Women’s Health Collaborative, California Pan Ethnic Health Network, the African American Task Force and the Leadership Development in Interethnic Relationships Advisory Council.
Willie Duncan – Senior Manager
Rubbing her hands with glee as she digs into the organization’s infrastructure and focuses on capacity building to make BWW more efficient, she fondly remembers getting her start at Stanford University, where she oversaw several student groups and departmental programs such as the Drama Department’s student volunteers . She loves working in the nonprofit sector and has experience with building small organizations from the ground up, helping to develop the board and program services.
Gregory Johnson – Administration / Office Assistant
Dorsey “Dons” High School Alumni. Started as a volunteer for Black women for Wellness, Gregory currently implements the EPICCS program (Educational Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening) among African Americans. Gregory is a multiple hat wearer, tracking appointments and meetings, participating with outreach, handling the logistics, sending e-mail blasts, managing the data base and telephone. Witnessing history as we make it! ”With a Smile”.
Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice
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.
Teni Adewumi – Environmental Justice Program Coordinator
Teni is an MS student in Industrial Hygiene at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. Previously, she has worked in the development of environmental health and safety training programs for a fortune 500 company, focusing on overall worker health and safety. Teni’s research interests include indoor air quality assessment and monitoring, hazardous waste disposal methods, and applying industrial hygiene to under-served worker communities. She received both the Southern California American Industrial Hygiene Association outstanding student award and the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation scholarship award in 2014 to continue her graduate studies. Teni completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino. In her spare time, Teni enjoys cooking Nigerian food and reading mystery novels.
Stephanie Feld – Civic Engagement Program Coordinator
Lashea Brown – Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy/ Youth Outreach Program Coordinator
Crystal Lambert – Data Entry
Sisters in Motion/Diabetes Prevention
Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari – Diabetes Program Coordinator- National Diabetes Prevention Program / Sisters in Motion
Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari describes her position as, “my dream job with a little something extra on the side.” She has a bachelor’s degree in spiritual healing and more 30 years’ experience in recruitment, business services, wellness and contracts administration and coordination. Rhonda is honored to make a positive impact in the community where she was born.
Veronica Mayes-Jackson – Kitchen Diva/Community Liaison/Chief Diva / Sisters in Motion
Ms Jackson Mayes has worked more than 20 years in the African American & Black community conducting outreach, food demonstrations, listening and linking resources and people, nurturing our next generation at the local schools (as a parent coordinator) and coaching community members as they opt to change their health status through healthier lifestyle choices. Ms Jackson Mayes knows South Los Angeles, the organizations, the people, the resources and the environment.
Deborah Cooper – Bookkeeping
Kristina Meyers – Web Development