Nomsa Khalfani, PHD
Co-CEO / Chief Strategy + Equity Officer
As Chief Strategy + Equity Officer, Nomsa Khalfani provides strategic leadership, management, and guidance to develop and implement strategic programs and initiatives. Nomsa drives efforts to ensure that the organization’s programmatic and administrative activities and policies advance and 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 Well Child and Family Center (SJWCFC), a network of federally qualified health centers.
Nomsa 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. She currently serves as a member of the Los Angeles (LA) City Health Commission, LA County Community Prevention and Population Health Taskforce, and the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Steering Committee. In 2020, Nomsa was recognized as one of Southern CA’s Top 50 Diverse Leaders.
Nomsa holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Masters of Arts from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Capella University, School of Public Service Leadership.
Co-CEO / Chief External Affairs Officer
As Co-CEO, Amy provides overall leadership and guidance to advance Essential Access Health’s mission and strategic priorities. Amy directly oversees the organization’s fund development, federal, state, and regional policy efforts, communications activities, and patient education and consumer awareness initiatives.
Prior to joining Essential Access in 2011, Amy developed and advanced community engagement and advocacy programs at Women’s Funding Network (WFN), and launched and directed the network’s national “A Future. Not a Past.” campaign to end child sex trafficking in America. Before her work with WFN, Amy had a 10 year career in public affairs at Planned Parenthood. Amy served as Associate Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) and Director of the PPGG Action Fund. Earlier, she led media relations, grassroots organization, and lobbying activities at Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Amy currently serves as member of the Executive Committee of the Family Planning Councils of America, and a member of the Board of Directors at the Heart and Home Collaborative, a women’s shelter serving unhoused women in the Bay Area. She is a recipient of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association’s Public Affairs Award.