Chicago native Temi F. Bennett is the Director of Policy and Communication at Consumer Health Foundation (CHF). At CHF, she is responsible for engaging local governments in the DC metropolitan region in approaches to developing and implementing racially equitable policies that enable communities of color to thrive. Prior to joining the Foundation, Temi was Legislative Counsel for D.C.’s Ward 5 Councilmember, Kenyan R. McDuffie and Ward 4 Councilmember, Brandon T. Todd. At Council, Temi focused on Business and Economic Development, Racial Equity, and Economic Justice issues.
In addition to serving on the board of the MusicianShip, Temi is on the Steering Committee for the Black Millennial Political Convention. She is also the Social Action Chair for the Federal City chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the Current Issues Chair on the National Public Policy Committee for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW100); and the Legislative Affairs Chair of the Washington Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Temi graduated magna cum laude from Virginia State University with a B.A. in English (2005), before receiving her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (2009). At Georgetown, Temi served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives. In addition to her passion for racial justice, Temi loves swimming, international travel, sci-fi fantasy novels, and Japanese manga.