Norma Benitez, BA

Board Member


Norma’s experience implementing strategies and processes that provide health promotion, education and awareness to the community is a huge asset to our organization. Norma was the Health Director for Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, leading and managing their Community Health Promoter program for 11 years, an initiative that trains and empowers South Los Angeles residents to take leadership roles in promoting the health of their neighbors, and worked with our organization managing our collaboration in training Perinatal Support Specialist Health Promoters for 4 years from 2015-2019.


She received her BA in Women’s and Chicana Studies at the University of Santa Barbara.


Norma has experience in project management, workforce development, meeting and event planning.  Currently, she is Associate Director of Programs for Urban TxT, a nonprofit in South Central L.A. using coding as a leadership development tool to inspire young men of color to transform their communities while breaking down stereotypes.


Norma is a mother of two daughters, and is of Mexican heritage and is bilingual in Spanish and English.