There is growing interest in working with communities to co-create solutions and build capacity to address pressing needs – from fighting hunger to delivering health care – with the voice and perspective of community members at the core. Effective co-creation and interventions start with cultural competency among providers. This session’s panelists will share successful strategies for building competency and offer examples of how they established trust in their work with diverse communities.


Nonie Woolf, Chair, FAST Blackfeet


Rev. William Kearney, Research Associate & Community Outreach Manager, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Suzanne Stluka, Associate Director, Montana State University Extension

Taylor Miller, Director, Western Tidewater Community Produce Hub, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore