Dani Hunter (she/her) is a Program Associate who supports grantmaking efforts in scaling effective community-centered philanthropic practices that advance health and racial equity in the Healthy Communities Foundation region.
Dani knows that health is determined by more than just genetics. Social, environmental, and systemic factors like a person’s zip code, stable income, and access to care all influence individual health, yet many of the resources needed to live a healthy life are blocked or difficult to access for too many communities. In her role at Healthy Communities Foundation, Dani is excited to support its service region’s communities in their work to advance health equity and build healthier lives.
Dani moved to Chicago in 2017 to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Legal Council for Health Justice. Upon completing her AmeriCorps service, she joined Legal Council full-time as an External Relations Manager working to achieve health justice for all Illinoisans. Previously she has worked in research, journalism, and volunteer management. Dani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and in Political Science from Austin Peay State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from American University.
Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Dani currently resides in Healthy Communities Foundation’s service region with her dog, Pixel.