Niiobli Armah IV is founder of We-Collab; a social change organization that works across public and private sectors to accelerate innovation in local communities. He currently works at Bloomberg Associates; an international consulting firm that helps city government improve the quality of life for it citizens. His focus at Bloomberg Associates is to support the work of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a White House effort focused on closing persistent opportunity gaps and barriers that prevent boys and young men of color from realizing their potential.
He is the former Director of Health Programs for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where he managed their national policy and advocacy work primarily focused on Childhood Obesity, HIV & AIDS, Health Care Reform and Health Equity. He was actively involved in designing the NAACP’s model for healthcare reform implementation. In 2014 Niiobli was the recipient of The White House Champions of Change award designated to community leaders who are dedicated to improving access to health care.
He is a graduate of the Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy with a BA in Political Science and a MA in Social Science. Niiobli has an Executive Certificate in Community Health Leadership from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He has published work in the National Civic Review on engaging vulnerable populations in community health efforts. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Leadership Houston Class 31 graduate. In December 2012, Niiobli and a group of colleagues founded the Houston Black Leadership Institute (HBLI), which is focused on succession planning and bridging the gap between past, present, and future leadership in Houston’s African-American community. Niiobli’s personal mission is to lead innovative work in the continuum where policy is created and where it impacts the community.
Together with our executive director, Niiobli provided A Message of Hope for 2022 on our blog. Click here for more.