MISSION

The Coalition for Food and Health Equity is a tax exempt nonprofit organization that places hunger within the larger context of racial health equity, working to end hunger, improve health, and advance economic equity within Black and brown communities.

VISION

A nation where no one goes hungry and everyone can access the wellness services they need.

 
 

OUR STORY

The Coalition for Food and Health Equity is a Black and woman-led nonprofit organization that places hunger within the larger context of racial health equity, working to end hunger, improve health, and advance economic equity within historically marginalized communities. We envision a nation where no one goes hungry, and everyone can access the food and wellness services they need. 

Founded in 2020 by Dr. Leeja Carter, Coalition Equity is an outgrowth of the Hudson County Hunger Project (HCHP); a hunger program serving Hudson County, NJ residents. HCHP launched in March 2020 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a model that delivered weekly meals to vulnerable populations in Hudson County through partnering with local restaurants. 

 

Since March 2020, Coalition Equity has expanded to addressing hunger, health, and wellness in Northern New Jersey through a racial, health, and economic equity framework. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chinasa Nworu
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Eugene Spatz
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Jesse Mc Bride
Ife Obi
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MEET THE STAFF

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Leeja Carter ,PHD

Founder &
Executive Director

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Matthew Ospina,B.A

Client Service Team &
Data Coordinator

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Keyana Spivey, M.S

Manager of Operations

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Tallie Woodson
M.S., M.S.(c)

Sport Advocacy Intern

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Dr.Pamela Weisberg
Ph.D.,MPH,RD

Volunteer Nutritionist

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Carlos Davila, M.S

Volunteer Fitness Consultant

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Kyro Wideman

Coordinator of Delivery & Community Operations

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Clinette Blackman
LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Katrina Brown

Communications Manager

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Nasrin Jahan, B.S.

Communications Team