Anzia Bennett

Anzia is a public-health practitioner committed to health equity and food justice. As the principal of AMB Community Consulting, she works with local health systems, small farmers and community-based organizations to develop wellness programming that is responsive to community-articulated needs, and addresses the social and structural determinants of health. Additionally, she teaches Community Nutrition at the University of New Mexico and leads a monthly series of community cooking classes. For five years, Anzia served as the Food Access program director for the Agri-Cultura Network, a farmer-owned cooperative in Albuquerque’s South Valley, where she worked to make locally grown, healthy food affordable and accessible to all. Prior to that, she was the assistant director of Working Classroom, a nonprofit arts and education organization serving young aspiring artists and actors from historically ignored communities in Albuquerque. Anzia received master’s degrees in American Studies and Public Health from the University of New Mexico. She serves on the Nurse Family Partnership Community Advisory Board, the Rio Grande Farm Coalition Board of Directors and the Working Classroom Board. She is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow and a Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership Fellow.