Tevonne T. Ellis

Tevonne EllisName: Tevonne T. Ellis

Occupation: Community Partner Coach, Greater Hartford REACH (Racial Ethnic Approach to Community Health) Coalition

Why does health equity matter to you?

I am a living health disparity statistic. My personal journey is one of learning to be a healthy woman of color living in an urban community, surrounded by people who struggle with the barriers created by inequities of health. I’m a big believer in the saying, “Your greatest wealth is your health.” I’m passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to be wealthy!

What’s in your leadership toolkit?

I am a jack-in-the-box! Crank me up and I am filled with all types of unique qualities. I love to engage others in conversations. I see myself as a team player that finds ways to involve everyone so each person has a good experience. My enthusiasm is contagious and often adds to getting others excited about task at hand.

Which fictional character inspires you?

Wonder Woman, of course! She is a strong and resourceful Amazon warrior princess, with a rope trick for every problem. In addition, she was gifted with a range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. Like Wonder Woman, I am a majestic AMAZON woman with a diversity of talents and strengths.