Maryland NOW is proud to welcome Christian F. Nunes as our new National NOW President!
Christian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Consultant, and a Woman-Minority Business Owner since 2006. Ms. Nunes received her BSW degree from Northern Arizona University, Master of Science from Columbia University, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
She is an active community organizer and has spoken at events such as the March for Black Women in 2018. She has chaired NOW’s Racial Justice Task Force and most recently served as NOW’s Executive Vice President. Along with her activism for mental health, Nunes also has over 20 years of experience advocating for children’s and women’s issues.
In 2006, Nunes founded a behavioral health and consulting practice where she assists social service and behavioral health companies, as well as provide direct mental health services to individuals and families. As an advocate for social justice and mental health policy, she took up the role as Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and co-authored a community survey on police response to crisis. Additionally, she has worked tirelessly to elect progressive candidates to school boards and local office positions. She is often featured in media outlets including Ebony, Black Enterprise magazine, AZ News Channel 3, Yahoo News, and many more.
Maryland NOW is looking forward to having her speak to us about what’s ahead for NOW and getting to know her better. We also want her to know that we are looking forward to supporting her in every way we can during this next year.
NOW has a National Conference, to be held virtually, coming up in September although plans are not complete at this time. Please watch our website for information about how you can attend and, among other agenda items, participate in elections for our Eastern District’s new National Board Members. NOW’s National Conference next year in Chicago will be an Elections Conference for national officers. Every national conference is the annual opportunity for the grassroots to voice and support our direction and policies for the coming year. Be a voice!!!!
(Thanks to Victoria Steele for this great photo of Christian!)