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Nomsa Khalfani

Nomsa Khalfani, Ph.D., is the Co-CEO/Chief of Strategy + Equity Officer at Essential Access Health. As Chief Strategy + Equity Officer, Dr. Khalfani provides strategic leadership, management, and guidance to develop and implement strategic programs and initiatives. Khalfani drives efforts to ensure that the organization’s programmatic and administrative activities and policies reflect a commitment to diversity and inclusion and advance health equity for all. Before joining Essential Access, Nomsa held several leadership roles at St. John's Community Health, a network of federally qualified health centers.

Dr. Khalfani is a graduate of the Southern California Coro Women in Leadership Program, the Blue Shield of California Foundation Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Program, and the California Women’s Foundation Women’s Policy Institute. Nomsa currently serves on the LA County Community Prevention and Population Health Taskforce and the LA County Anti-Racism, Diversity, Inclusion Initiative Community Input Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors of Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA). In 2020, Dr. Khalfani was recognized as one of Southern California’s Top 50 Diverse Leaders.

Khalfani holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master of Arts from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Capella University, School of Public Service Leadership.

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1st Vice-President
(Council District 8)