As the Grants Manager for Black Women for Wellness, Robert “Akil” Bell sets up and manages donor contributions across the organization.
A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, CA, he has worked in communities in South Los Angeles for over 25 years as a wellness advocate and a systemic practitioner. It is his goal to utilize methods such as education, mentoring, wellness practices, and systemic leadership to strengthen and sustain human, community, and capital development.
During his work in local education systems and community health organizations, Akil developed a passion for wellness and community health. He has become proficient in promoting and implementing wellness practices in schools and communities in order to address issues of access and equity to quality health services and resources for communities of color.
He also serves on the boards of the Learning, Enrichment Academic Resource Network, The Pan African Technical Association, and the ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation.
His passions include building social capital, traveling, engaging in healing practices, and creating healing spaces that enable people to explore modalities that may benefit their growth and development psychologically, emotionally, physically, or spiritually.