Meet the Team
Jan Robinson Flint
Jan is the executive director of Black Women for Wellness, a woman centered community-based organization working on reproductive justice issues as they impact Black women & girls. Ms. Robinson Flint is also part of the Los Angeles Coalition for Reproductive Justice, California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom and In Our Own Voice; National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda with the intention of lifting the experiences and voices of Black women in pursuit of health and well-being.
POLICY DIRECTOR / PROGRAM MANAGER
Nourbese Flint M.A.
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.
PROGRAM MANAGER SISTERS IN MOTION
Charity Faye is a trained Wellness Chef and Healer. Currently studying Herbalism and Wise Women traditions, she serves as the Program Manager for Sisters- In- Motion at Black Women for wellness.
With over 7 years experience as a chef, she noticed several barriers African American’s face that prevent them from living healthy lives.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COORDINATOR
Kaela Thomas is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, with a B.S. in Nutrition and Public Health. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health, with a specification in Environmental Epidemiology.
Robert 'Akil' Bell
Akil, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, is a wellness advocate and systemic practitioner who serves as the Grants Manager for Black Women for Wellness. For more than 25 years he has worked in South Los Angeles communities, East LA, Lynwood, Inglewood, the San Gabriel Valley and most recently, the Inland Empire (Chino and Ontario, Ca.) and as far as Ethiopia.
OFFICE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Mrs. Oubre was drawn to BW4W through Kim Robinson, sensing her need to connect to something bigger in her life at the time. Mrs. Oubre has been an instrumental asset in the Kitchen Diva’s program as she coordinates participant participation, follow up phone calls, distribution, and relationship building with participants.
Environmental Justice Manager
Dr. Astrid Williams has an extensive background in public health. Dr. Williams' background spans the fields of chronic disease, maternal and reproductive health. She is most passionate about women's issues and its connection to health.
Community Liaison Northern California Office
Kimberly Robinson is an independent consultant on reproductive justice issues, including the health of Black women. Kimberly is currently working with Black Women for Wellness as our Community Liaison and oversees operations in our Northern California office.
Finance Director & Bookkeeper
Deborah Cooper is a retired Finance Director and Bookkeeper that has been working with community-based and faith-based organizations as a part-time staff member/volunteer for over 30 years. She currently serves as the Bookkeeper/Administrator at Black Women for Wellness.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR GET SMART B4 U GET SEXY
Jesslyn Chatman serves as the Program Coordinator for “Get Smart B4 You Get Sexy” for Black Women for Wellness. She is a Los Angeles native and has served in her community for over 10 years in various capacities, the most notable being a wellness & intervention specialist for the charter school system.
2020 CENSUS DIRECTOR
Carmen Taylor Jones
Carmen Taylor Jones serves as the 2020 Census Program Manager for Black Women for Wellness. She recalls always having a passion about serving the neighborhood and would organize her first community event at the age of 8 years old. Currently, she is a seasoned Public Affairs Specialist in the Los Angeles Region.
Data Entry Specialist Sisters @ Eight
Anthnette first met Black Women for Wellness as an attendee of the Annual Reproductive Justice Conference. Impressed and in agreement with BWW’s vision and mission, she soon joined BWW as a member, volunteer, and later an employee. Anthnette has worked with BWW for over five years. She is part of the VREAM (Voting Rules Everything Around Me) Civic Engagement Team.
Carla has served as a phone banker at Black Women for Wellness for 2 years. Her role includes keeping the community informed about BWW updates and events through phone calls and texts. She also helps with data entry for the organization.
Gyasi has been working with Black Women for Wellness for 5 1/2 years. She started at BWW as a volunteer and currently serves as a phone banker. She enjoys her time connecting with her community & the women of BWW. Outside of BWW, she is a Crochet Artist & Numerologist. “Peace and Luv to Every Living Being! Stay Beautiful!”