Alisha M. Brown
Senior Vice President, The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
Brown is the founder and director of the be well health and wellness initiative at The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities. Her focus is to advance equity through community-based strategies to ensure that all people have the opportunity to live a healthy and prosperous life – regardless of their social circumstances.
She created the be well Block Captain community engagement model, an evidence-based approach that combines local neighborhood ingenuity with industry expertise to create solutions to our most complex challenges.
As the Principal Investigator of the be well be EPIC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health project of the CDC, Brown oversees efforts to increase opportunities for physical activity through community engagement in policies, systems and environmental changes. She serves on the State of Colorado’s Health Equity Commission and the City and County of Denver’s Board of Public Health and Environment as the Chair. She has raised or leveraged more than $30 million to advance equity across Colorado. She also speaks internationally on the importance of grassroots involvement.
Brown earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University while being a Colorado Trust Fellow. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Langston University, an Historically Black University in Langston, OK. She is also a recent graduate of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership’s Advance Leadership Training Program and a member of the Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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Please join our CEO, Nancy Brown for this special event.