Joe Sammen

University of Denver - 2004

Exploring international economic justice by building relationships between producers in the Global South and consumers in Colorado, expanding the purchasing of fair trade goods at local universities, and broad consumer education and student organizing. I was extremely passionate about this issue because I believe the relationship between consumers and commodity producers is unjust and we need to make this power dynamic more equitable.

What are you up to now?

I’m the Executive Director of Center for Health Progress, the leading health equity advocacy organization in Colorado. We bring people together to ensure the health care system works for everyone. I’m responsible for external leadership, strategy, staff and Board management, and fundraising for the organization. We currently have a dynamic team of 12 leaders working in community and at the Capitol using policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, alliance building, communications, and messaging.

My partner Haley and I are raising two young children, Oliver and Matilda, and run an urban farm in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver.

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