Janaya L. Nichols

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Janaya L. Nichols, MSc

Senior Program Manager

Janaya oversees Well Being Trust’s grantmaking strategy, including seeding new initiatives and building institutional partnerships in the philanthropic space. To this work she brings a blend of experience around policy, healthcare delivery systems and grantmaking practice. Janaya has more than 10 years of experience developing programs and supporting systems change efforts in the areas of maternal child health, HIV, trauma-informed care, homelessness, community advocacy, and population health. Prior to Well Being Trust, Janaya worked for entities such as Dignity Health, The House of Commons of the United Kingdom, and most recently First 5 LA. She holds a Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition to her work at WBT, Janaya is passionate about the well-being of women and girls and personally supports charities and nonprofits around domestic violence, girls in STEAM and youth action.