Jessica Osenbrügge has been serving since 2018 as the Health and Wellness Initiative Manager at Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. In this effort, Jessica leads strategic partnerships and collaborations between Roadrunner Food Bank and the New Mexico healthcare delivery system and advances concepts with food and nutrition security, health equity, and structural determinants of health. Additionally, Jessica honorably serves as a council member to the New Mexico Primary Care Council and Board Director to the Health Equity Council, a community health council with advocacy in public health that serves fellow friends and neighbors in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Jessica also co-chairs a New Mexico state-wide, cross-sector heart disease and stroke prevention meeting with the American Heart Association as convened through the New Mexico Chronic Disease Prevention Council monthly meeting. With much delight, Jessica recently completed the Feeding America Community of Practice Health Equity training in June 2022.
For the past 12 years, Jessica has been delighted to be involved in nonprofits. Notably, Jessica served in her home state of Wisconsin in the charitable clinic sector from 2009 – 2018 including as Executive Director of a free clinic providing primary and specialty healthcare to uninsured community members near Milwaukee, WI. During this time, Jessica served on a Board of Directors with several nonprofits including efforts on mental health advocacy, economic justice, and community health improvement planning.
Jessica earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at Hunter in New York City. After living through and surviving the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, Jessica decided to dedicate her life to be a light in the world for anyone who needs help, kindness, and compassion.
Health and Wellness Initiative Manager at Roadrunner Food Bank, Jessica promotes public health through partnerships between the food bank and healthcare system. She is also involved with the NM Primary Care Council, the Health Equity Council, statewide heart disease and stroke prevention with the American Heart Association, and the NM Chronic Disease Prevention Council. She recently completed the Feeding American Community of Practice Health Equity training.
Skye is pursuing an Environmental Planning Masters and is involved in community organizing around healthy environments and food access. She is the Co-Chair of the International District Healthy Community Coalition and Director of the International District Food Hub, where she facilitates donations, supports cooking classes and collects food behavior data. She also supports local gardening efforts.
Sayrah Namaste is the Co-Director of the American Friends Service Committee New Mexico program. In her 15+ years at AFSC she helped create a farmer training program, a farm to school program, a farm to Head Start program and incubated 3 farmer cooperatives, including the Agri-Cultura Network. Sayrah worked with farmers and teachers to create a Garden Curriculum for NM schools and co-wrote multiple training manuals. Sayrah is a former boycott organizer for a farmworker union and has been a member of the Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Committee for 14 years. She co-wrote a curriculum about the farmworker movement, which she presents each year to hundreds of school children.