Takasha Nutall is a passionate public servant and social justice advocate committed to improving the quality of health and safety for underserved communities, while expanding economic opportunities. She holds a wealth of high-level professional and academic experiences in public policy, social justice, and civic innovation.
Takasha most recently served as a Policy Research Analyst for Cleveland City Council. In this role, she advanced policy development, public education, and expanded funding to address critical public health issues, such as infant mortality and youth violence. Working alongside community stakeholders, she helped lead Council’s comprehensive policy agenda to eradicate childhood lead poisoning in Cleveland.
She successfully managed Council’s collaborative City-County Infant Mortality Initiative, aimed to reduce the number of infants in Cleveland whose mortality rates tripled the national average in 2015. Realizing her passion for eliminating health disparities, Takasha began serving as Co-Chair of the City Health Department’s Healthy Neighborhoods Committee, which utilizes media to engage communities on current and emergent health disparities.
Formerly, Takasha was appointed to serve as a Delegate for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice; there she presented critical research on the disproportionate impact of environmental injustices on African American communities to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. She increased awareness of global climate issues and environmental justice and sustainability on college campuses, as a social justice fellow and sustainability intern at Spelman College.
Takasha graduated from Spelman College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies.