New York City, NY
Nimaako Brown has been a public health professional for almost 10 years. She received her B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Reproductive and Family Health from Columbia University. Nimaako has developed and managed initiatives to address health disparities in both her hometown of Newark, NJ and her current Harlem community. While working at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Commissioner’s Office and the Center for Health Equity Nimaako oversaw the expansion of the city’s maternal and infant health initiatives. In March of 2016 Nimaako joined the National Urban League, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, as their Senior Director of Community Health and Wellness. Since joining the National Urban League Nimaako has overseen the implementation of multiple health initiatives in Urban League affiliates around the country. These initiatives include tobacco cessation funded by CVS Health; Tyson Foods, Inc.’s Know Hunger Campaign; and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Affordable Care Act Enrollment and Consumer Assistance Program. She has presented on numerous national webinars, both internally to the Urban League movement, and externally with partner organizations (such as The Food Trust and the NAACP). Nimaako enjoys working as a public servant and is proud to contribute to the improvement in quality of life for African-Americans and other populations in need.