Nourbese Flint (she/her)
Nourbese currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy at All* Above All and All * Above All Action Fund. Prior to coming to All* she was the Senior Director of Black Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she worked on the strategic partnership to strengthen Planned Parenthood’s relationships within existing racial justice, reproductive justice, Black serving and civil rights organizations.
Before coming east, Nourbese Flint served as the founding Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness Action Project, the first Black women’s reproductive justice 501c4 organization in the Country. Black Women for Wellness Action Project is a sister organization to Black Women for Wellness, an over 25-year-old reproductive justice organization based in Los Angeles. Nourbese served as the policy director of Black Women for Wellness, where she successfully wrote, shepherded, and moved policies that address historic disparities experienced by Black women at the State level. This includes passing the first of its kind implicit bias bill targeting perinatal providers and administration in the country; as well as an omnibus bill targeting Black maternal health disparities, including the first all publicly funded guaranteed income program for pregnant people in the United States. In addition to policy, Nourbese also led BWW’s civic engagement to be the first Reproductive Justice organization to reach over 10k contacts in a geographic area. As the Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness Action Project, she successfully led campaign efforts to get progressive candidates into office as well as created innovative cultural change campaigns targeting Black women and girls. Nourbese is one of only a handful of Black women working on the intersection of assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive justice, and cultural ethics.
Before joining BWW, Nourbese studied women’s health in both Spain and Cuba and journalism in Scotland. Nourbese’s communication background includes serving as Communication Director for the Center of Women’s Health and Human Rights, as well as reporting for KPFK evening news. In addition, Nourbese has a Masters of Arts in Women’s Health from Suffolk University, where she specialized in health disparities as it relates to media influence. Nourbese’s undergrad includes a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from San Jose State University.
Nourbese is a founding member of Trust Black Women; a national coalition dedicated to increasing respect and support of Black Women and was the co-chair of girls policy for the California Women’s Agenda an organization that intersects International issues of women and girls and the United States – with the mission to ratify CEDAW.
Nourbese is one of the founding members of the Black Women’s Democratic Club and served on the board as the membership chair and director of communications. She formally was a board co-chair for policy with the Black Los Angeles Young Democrats and a former board member of the California Chapter of the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee. Nourbese also participated with Planned Parenthood 2020 Presidential endorsement committee.
Nourbese is a huge science fiction fan, and has a deep love for Marvel and DC comics, Star Trek and Bob’s Burger. She considers herself a typography evangelist, a staunch feminist, a wanna be graphic designer, trap music and old school R&B head, and a lover of colorful pens and doodling. Nourbese is a native Los Angeleno and a proud Boy Mom to a talkative cutie pie Leo child.